Business, and nothing personal: American oil companies came to the defense of Russia

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MOSCOW, 24 Jul — RIA Novosti, Natalia Dembinski. Oil business the US deploys a powerful lobbying campaign to convince Congress to abandon the further strengthening of anti-Russian sanctions. Why ExxonMobil, Shell and Chevron supported Moscow how American companies have lost because of politically motivated economic restrictive measures and why they are ineffective in the material RIA Novosti.

Vague doubts

The reason for the possible tightening of sanctions, «the Russian intervention» in the presidential elections of 2016. For the first time these accusations were made in mid-February and, does it make sense to continue to insist that Moscow allegedly influenced the outcome of the election, the administration trump, it seems, can not decide.

So, the meeting with Putin in Helsinki on 16 July, trump said that he sees no reason not to believe the assurances of the Russian President on non-interference of Moscow in the elections. And the next day said he misspoke, and he stressed that he does not doubt the conclusions of us intelligence.

Meanwhile, the American restrictions have not achieved the main goal — to complicate Russian oil companies access to advanced technologies. They include the European companies, to preserve projects in Russia. Thus, the Italian Eni continues drilling in the Black sea under JV with Rosneft, created even before the sanctions. France’s Total also refused to participate in the «Yamal LNG», in January 2018 the shareholder purchased the first batch of liquefied natural gas of the company.