Biden Banning Russia Oil Imports
Joe Biden has finally decided to ban oil imports from Russia.
Although this hasn’t officially been announced by the White House the AP report claims that the announcement is coming.
JUST IN – Biden set to ban imports of Russian oil, LNG, and coal without the participation of European allies as soon as today, Bloomberg reports.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) March 8, 2022
President Joe Biden has decided to ban Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The move follows pleas by Ukrainian President Volodmyr Zelenskyy to U.S. and Western officials to cut off the imports, which had been a glaring omission the massive sanctions put in place on Russia over the invasion. Energy exports have kept a steady influx of cash flowing to Russia despite otherwise severe restrictions on its financial sector.
Biden was set to announce the move as soon as Tuesday, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter before an announcement. The White House said Biden would speak Tuesday morning to announce “actions to continue to hold Russia accountable for its unprovoked and unjustified war on Ukraine.”
The U.S. will be acting alone, but in close consultation with European allies, who are more dependent on Russian energy supplies. Natural gas from Russia accounts for one-third of Europe’s consumption of the fossil fuel. The U.S. does not import Russian natural gas.
We import 200,000 barrels of oil a day from Russia:
We import 200,000 barrels of oil a day from #Russia
America can easily produce another 200,000 barrels a day
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 8, 2022