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India Shifts Focus from Russia to Diversify Oil Suppliers and Reduce Dependence on Single Source of Energy

India’s oil purchasing patterns are changing as it seeks to diversify its suppliers and maintain good relationships with various global partners. Despite the sanctions imposed on Russia, Indian refineries have been one of the largest buyers of Russian crude oil. However, this trend is now shifting as transportation and payment issues make it difficult to import Russian oil.

In response to these challenges, Indian refineries are shifting their purchases towards the United States and the Persian Gulf. This is evident in the significant increase in purchases from these regions by Indian companies such as Bharat Petroleum, Indian Oil, and Reliance Industries.

The shift in purchasing behavior is attributed to both logistical challenges and political considerations. India aims to maintain good relations with Western countries while also seeking alternatives to Russian oil due to political tensions between the two countries.

Indian refineries have increased exports of refined petroleum products to Europe using the same Russian barrels that were imported, despite sanctions against Russia. European countries have been importing Russian oil products, which has led China to also show a demand for cheap oil.

Overall, India’s focus on diversification and maintaining relationships with various global partners is driving changes in its oil purchasing patterns. As such, it remains committed to finding new suppliers while also working towards reducing its reliance on any single source of energy.

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