January 7, 2023, 11:52 – Public News Service – OSN

Deputy Head of the “Economics of Fuel and Energy Complex” Department of the Center for Strategic Research Sergey Kolobanov spoke about the main obstacle in the way of countries Europe to quit petrol. He believes that European states will not be able to forcefully switch to electric cars in the near future due to expensive electricity. This is reported by RIA Novosti.

The expert notes that at the moment an energy crisis is unfolding in Europe, during which electricity and gas prices have risen most significantly, the price increase for which has become a multiple, but products oil industry, on the contrary, have risen in price less than all other energy carriers. Thus, electric cars lose their main advantage over traditional ones. transport – cheapness of travel when calculating cash costs per kilometer.

Earlier it became known that China is actively buying up crude oil on the world market, previously destined for Europe. According to available data, we are talking about millions of barrels of Kazakh and Norwegian oil, which is important for maintaining the normal energy situation in European countries. Details read in material Public news service.