Thursday, January 23, 2014

Iran in talks with Russia to bypass petro-dollar in oil for goods deal

The stability of the petro-dollar took another new hit this week as a new deal being discussed between Iran and Russia to trade oil for goods is currently in the works between the two nations.  This agreement would entail 500000 barrels of oil per day to be shipped to Russia in exchange for Russian equipment and goods that might also include military armaments.

Reports are emerging that Iran and Russia are in talks about a potential $1.5 billion oil-for-goods swap that could boost Iranian oil exports, prompting harsh responses from Washington, which says such a deal could trigger new US sanctions.
So far, talks are progressing to the point that Russia could purchase up to 500,000 barrels a day of Iranian oil in exchange for Russian equipment and goods. –Oilprice.com

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