The decree of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, sets for Gazprom restrictions on the purchase of gas from joint ventures with European companies. However, it is not a response to the ceiling of fuel prices, as explained by the Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov. According to Peskov, the document concerning Gazprom is a reaction to the actions of some “unfriendly” states.
From the decree signed by Putin on December 22, it follows that Gazprom is now limited in the ability to buy gas from a joint venture with Austrian OMV and German Wintershall Dea, until October 1, 2023. The measures will affect purchases at a price that will be higher than the one set by the government.
As specified, it goes about paying for the supply of natural gas, gas condensate, and services related to their production at the South-Russian field and the Achimov deposits of the Urengoy field. The specific price limit will be set by the government within 10 days.