The G7 proposal to impose a cap on the price of Russian oil and gas would introduce new supply-side risks by potentially disrupting Russian energy supplies. This could push global energy prices up further, but for now we still see Brent crude prices ending 2022 at $100 per barrel. The cap may also be effective at reducing the Russian government’s tax revenues. We don’t think a cap on the price of Urals crude would need to be too far below $80pb (from $90pb currently) to push Russia’s budget into a deficit.
Note: In light of the G7’s announcement that it plans to implement a price cap on imports of Russian oil, we’re resending this June note explaining how a cap could work and the potential implications for the global energy market and Russia’s economy.
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