Bloomberg: Russia demanded to pay for gas from Sakhalin-2 through Gazprombank
Russia demanded that countries pay for liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Sakhalin-2 project through Gazprombank. Japanese and South Korean buyers have already been informed about this, the agency said. Bloomberg.
According to journalists, buyers received new instructions from Russia. The documents contain a modified payment scheme for LNG supplies. Now you will have to pay for gas in dollars through Gazprombank. Previously, this could be done through foreign banks.
As the authors of the material answered, some buyers have already begun to find out if payments through Gazprombank will violate anti-Russian sanctions. Buyers were left with another option to pay for gas – through the Russian division of Raiffeisenbank. At the same time, transfers through Gazprombank were called more preferable.
Formerly newspaper Nikkei reported that the Sakhalin-2 project was decided to be transferred under the control of a new operator. New contracts were offered to the Japanese companies Saibu Gas and Kyushu Electric Power. Organizations are engaged in the import of liquefied natural gas.