How will India cope with Urals breaching the EU-denominated price cap?

Urals crude has passed the trading price cap imposed by the G7 but supplies to India may sail through largely unscathed. Here's why

Photo: Bloomberg

Photo: Bloomberg

S Dinakar
The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated, said the text of a cable sent by American writer Mark Twain from London to the press in the United States after his obituary had been mistakenly published. One can say the same about the role of Russian crude in India’s slate, after Urals, a lynchpin of India’s oil imports, rose above the price cap set by the G7 countries this month prompting Indian government officials to presage a decline in the crude’s fortunes. Indian officials also harbour hopes of replacing discounted Russian oil with supplies from our traditional West Asian suppliers such as Iraq and UAE, on similar terms or extended credit periods.

But a diminishing role for Russian crude in

First Published: Jul 23 2023 | 4:38 PM IST

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