Russian Energy Denied Detonators as U.S. Exports Halted

Friday, 28 March 2014
Bloomberg News

Russia’s energy industry will be denied detonators from the U.S. used for oil and gas drilling as the Obama administration expands its response to the annexation of Crimea by suspending sales of goods with military uses.

... The step is “a sign that the administration is actively looking at things they can do to interdict the flow of goods,” said William Reinsch, the former head of the Commerce office responsible for export controls and the head of the National Foreign Trade Council in Washington. The Washington-based group represents exporters such as Boeing Co. (BA:US) of Chicago and Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM:US) of Irving, Texas.

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