|2018-12-07 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据普氏能源资讯12月5日报道称，欧盟气候行动和能源专员Miguel Arias Canete周三表示，欧盟委员会希望价格报告机构和市场参与者考虑以欧元计价的原油价格基准。
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European Commission wants crude oil price indices in euros, more euro energy trade
The European Commission wants price reporting agencies and market players to consider euro-denominated price benchmarks for crude oil, EU climate action and energy commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said Wednesday.
Targeted consultations starting next year will gather feedback on the need to set up a euro-denominated crude oil price benchmark to be referenced in contracts, Canete told reporters as he presented an EC recommendation to increase energy trading in euros.
"We will invite stakeholders to express their views on the market potential for a broader use of euro-denominated transactions for crude oil, refined products and gas," he said.
The EU spends around Eur300 billion/year ($340 billion) on average on energy imports, and around 85% of this is paid in US dollars, despite energy imports from the US being only 2% of the total, Canete said.
Most of the EU's energy imports come from Russia, Norway, the Middle East and Africa.
This US dollar dominance, combined with "recent unilateral actions by third countries" can make energy trade more difficult, Canete said.