The dependence of the United States from the Russian oil

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U.S. to buy Russian oil for about eight billion dollars a year, which is three percent of the total production volume in Russia, said the Director of the group on natural resources and commodities, Fitch rating Agency Dmitry marinchenko. His words leads RIA Novosti.

“At the present time, the United States purchased from Russia, about 300 thousand barrels of oil and oil products a day, and purchasing quite fluctuate from month to month is a drop in the bucket, about 2-3 percent of total U.S. imports and less than three percent of oil production in Russia,” said marinchenko.

According to him, the American market can not be considered a priority for Russia. The main direction of the supply of domestic oil in recent times was China. “Therefore, it is hardly possible to speak about some new tendencies”, — said the economist.

Earlier on July 16 it became known that the USA consider possibility of emergency ejections into the market of oil from strategic reserves, created after the energy crisis of 1973. So Washington hopes to lower the price of oil and gasoline on the eve of Congressional elections.

Concerns are based on the agreement of the countries-participants of the OPEC deal to increase daily production by a million barrels.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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