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The United Arab Emirates has been taking more cargoes of Russian crude oil, an example of how Western sanctions on Russia have adjusted traditional energy trade flows. Russia has been selling both crude and refined products at discounted prices after international sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine. The development also highlights growing cooperation between Russia and top Gulf oil producers, such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Russian crude oil heads to UAE as sanctions divert flows

The United Arab Emirates has been taking more cargoes of Russian crude oil, an example of how Western sanctions on Russia have adjusted traditional energy trade flows. Russia has been selling both crude and refined products at discounted prices after international sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine. The development also highlights growing cooperation between Russia and top Gulf oil producers, such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

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