The US oil industry has opposed tougher sanctions on Russia

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Representatives of the oil and gas companies in the U.S. cooperating with Russia, seeking to convince senators to abandon the tightening of anti-Russian sanctions. About it reports Reuters with reference to sources in the Senate.

One of interlocutors of Agency told that the concern about this issue expressed by the Russian-American chamber of Commerce, whose members include ExxonMobil, Shell and Chevron. However, the specific companies whose interests the lobbyists are trying to defend, not named.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Washington is considering the possibility of an emergency ejection on the market of oil from strategic reserves. In the White house believe that this step will help prevent a new spike in oil prices.

Simultaneously, the US are pushing other countries to increase production, trying to keep a high supply in the oil markets, said the sources.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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