Eni does not stop cooperation with Rosneft due to the new sanctions against Russia

MOSCOW, April 19. /TASS/. Italian energy company Eni is not planning to withdraw from joint projects with Rosneft, despite new sanctions against Russia from the United States. This is with reference to the General Manager of the Italian company, Claudio Descalzi told Reuters.

“We need to understand why expanded sanctions and how they will be applied, and we do our relationship with Rosneft, said Descalzi.

Eni is one of the strategic partners of “Rosneft” in the development of the Russian continental shelf, particularly the Barents and Black seas. In December 2017 at the Black sea shelf, the company began a joint drilling.

The U.S. government on April 6 announced the introduction of sanctions against several Russian officials, businessmen and companies. Among them was the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, the head of VTB Andrey Kostin, the owner of “Renova” Viktor Vekselberg, the General Director “Surgutneftegaz” Vladimir Bogdanov, Board member of “SIBUR” Kirill Shamalov, businessmen Igor Rotenberg and Oleg Deripaska, Suleiman Kerimov.