ПРОДОЛЖАЯ ПОЛЬЗОВАТЬСЯ ЭТИМ САЙТОМ, ВЫ ВЫРАЖАЕТ СВОЕ СОГЛАСИЕ НА ИСПОЛЬЗОВАНИЕ НАМИ ФАЙЛОВ COOKIE. ОЗНАКОМЬТЕСЬ С НАШИМИ ЗАЯВЛЕНИЯМИ О КОНФИДЕНЦИАЛЬНОСТИ И ФАЙЛАХ COOKIE
X

Print

US 'almost certain' to extend Russian sanctions in March: former diplomat



US election 2016: A Platts news and analysis feature

By Megan Gordon

Published online 08 Dec 2016

US 'almost certain' to extend Russian sanctions in March: former diplomat



US election 2016: A Platts news and analysis feature

By Megan Gordon

Published online 08 Dec 2016



US sanctions against the Russian energy sector are "likely or almost certain" to be renewed in March and again next summer, despite predictions that President-elect Donald Trump will take a softer stance with Moscow, a sanctions expert and former US ambassador to Ukraine said December 6.


"The Trump administration is not going to monkey with sanctions," said John Herbst, now director of the Atlantic Council's Eurasia program. "The people that the president-elect has named as national security figures all understand the dangers of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin's aggressive agenda and the need to withstand it."


He was speaking at an Atlantic Council event in Washington.


If Trump decides not to renew the Russian sanctions through executive action, however, Congress has made clear its willingness to impose sanctions through legislation.


"There's going to be a strong majority on both sides of the aisle in favor of sanctions, and perhaps a veto-proof majority," Herbst said.


Analysis continues below...


Platts US Election Webinar
View the replay on-demand

During this free event, we discussed how will the president elect impact policies, and how will these policies impact commodity markets?

View replay


David Aufhauser, a partner at Williams & Connolly and former counsel to the Treasury Department, agreed that the Trump administration will be "very muscular" about the Russian sanctions.


"But we can't fool ourselves: Western Europe may not go along," Aufhauser said. "And unilateral sanctions are usually a lousy idea."


European sanctions against Russia expire January 31, and EU leaders are expected to vote next week whether to extend them by six months.


The Atlantic Council released a study calling into question the effectiveness of the US and European sanctions against Russia.


Report author Sergey Aleksashenko, former deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank and former chairman of Merrill Lynch Russia, recommended tightening sanctions against individuals, expanding financial sanctions and increasing the cost on Russia's energy sector through an embargo on buying crude from state-owned companies.


"Even if Russia is able to sell its oil elsewhere, it will cost it more to do so, correspondingly reducing the financial resources of Putin's regime," Aleksashenko wrote.



Platts news and news analysis is independent, objective and neutral.




US Election 2016: Oil and Gas

US 'almost certain' to extend Russian sanctions in March: former diplomat Analysts see Dakota Access starting in H2 2017 after Corps setback US refining, methane rules to be left to Trump: EPA chief Podcast: Trump administration could be a bend in the road for biofuels blending Senate seeks to restore LNG measures House aide sees wide chasm on energy bill Trump eyes oil, natural gas regulations for repeal PHMSA chief expects agency reforms to be preserved Final push for LNG export legislation Podcast: Could we yet witness Keystone XL pipeline return from the dead? Environmentalists lament Trump oil, natural gas pipeline push Podcast: Trump’s presidential win and its impact on US-Russia energy relations Interview: As Trump wins, oil, agriculture and Russia are safer bets - Jim Rogers Trump presidency seen as favorable for oilfield services sector: analysts Interview: Trump advisor sees end of federal oil, gas overreach Crude steady as markets digest Trump win, US stock build Cross-commodity factbox: Donald Trump's win and market reaction Trump victory puts petchems-heavy trade pacts in play Trump's plan positive for fossil fuels, but short on details Dakota Access Pipeline shifts to 'solid bet' with Trump win: analyst Podcast: US oil industry waits for policy details after Trump truimphs Video: What will be Donald Trump’s impact on the energy industry? Factbox: Energy impacts of Trump's surprise US presidential victory




Авторское право © 2016 S&P Global Platts, подразделение S&P Global. Все права защищены.