Japan, S. Korea buyers not yet asked to pay roubles for Russian LNG imports

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By Yuka Obayashi and Joyce Lee (Reuters) – Major Asian buyers of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) said they have yet to receive a request to pay for supplies in Russian roubles after a senior manager at gas producer Gazprom floated a proposal to expand the payment scheme. The rouble payment proposal comes just days after Russia moved to seize operations of the Sakhalin-2 LNG plant in retaliation for Western sanctions, raising supply concerns for top buyers such as Japan and South Korea. Russia has already demanded European oil and gas buyers pay in roubles as its economy, cut off the global…

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