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GOODS FOR USE IN OIL REFINING AND LIQUEFACTION OF NATURAL GAS

Goods for use in oil refining and liquefaction of natural gas are subject to a prohibition with regard to export and the provision of technical and financial assistance and brokering services. Some exceptions and derogations do apply. The concerned products are indicated in a list.

 

PROHIBITION

EXPORT

It shall be prohibited to sell, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly, goods and technology suited for use in oil refining and liquefaction of natural gas, as listed in Annex X, whether or not originating in the Union, to natural or legal persons, entities or bodies in Russia or for use in Russia.It shall be prohibited to sell, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly, goods and technology suited for use in oil refining, as listed in Annex X, whether or not originating in the Union, to natural or legal persons, entities or bodies in Russia or for use in Russia.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

It shall be prohibited to: (a) provide technical assistance, (…) related to the goods and technology referred to in (...) and to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of those goods and technology, directly or indirectly to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Russia or for use in Russia.

BROKERING

It shall be prohibited to: (a) provide (…) brokering services or other services related to the goods and technology referred to in (...) and to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of those goods and technology, directly or indirectly to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Russia or for use in Russia.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

It shall be prohibited to: (…) (b) ) provide financing or financial assistance related to the goods and technology referred to in (...) for any sale, supply, transfer or export of those goods and technology, or for the provision of related technical assistance, brokering services or other services, directly or indirectly to any person, entity or body in Russia or for use in Russia.

EXCEPTIONS

The prohibition (...) shall be without prejudice to the execution until 27 May 2022 of contracts concluded before 26 February 2022, or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts.


By way of derogation (...), the competent authorities of the Member States may authorise, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, the sale, supply, transfer or export of goods and technology listed in Annex X or the provision of related technical or financial assistance, after having determined that such goods or technology or the provision of related technical or financial assistance are necessary for the urgent prevention or mitigation of an event likely to have a serious and significant impact on human health and safety or the environment.


In duly justified cases of emergency, the sale, supply, transfer or export may proceed without prior authorisation, provided that the exporter notifies the competent authority within five working days after the sale, supply, transfer or export has taken place, providing detail about the relevant justification for the sale, supply, transfer or export without prior authorisation.

PRODUCTS CONCERNED

Annex X of EU Regulation 2014/833


8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Alkylation and isomerization units

8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Aromatic hydrocarbon production units

8419 40 00 Atmospheric-vacuum crude distillation units (CDU)

8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Catalytic reforming / cracker units

8419 89 98, 8419 89 30 or 8419 89 10 Delayed cokers

8419 89 98, 8419 89 30 or 8419 89 10 Flexicoking units

8479 89 97 Hydrocracking reactors

8419 89 98, 8419 89 30, 8419 89 10, or 8479 89 97 Hydrocracking reactor vessels

8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Hydrogen generation technology

8421 39 15, 8421 39 25, 8421 39 35, 8421 39 85, 8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Hydrogen recovery and purification technology

8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Hydrotreatment technology/units

8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Naphtha isomerisation units

8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Polymerisation units

8419 89 10, 8419 89 30, or 8419 89 98, 8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Refinery fuel gas treatment and sulphur recovery technology (including amine scrubbing units, sulphur recovery units, tail gas treatment units)

8456 90 00, 8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Solvent de-asphalting units

8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Sulphur production units

8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Sulphuric acid alkylation and sulphuric acid regeneration units

8419 89 10, 8419 89 30, or 8419 89 98, 8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Thermal cracking units

8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 [Toluene and heavy aromatics] Transalkylation units

8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Visbreakers

8479 89 97 or 8543 70 90 Vacuum gas oil hydrocracking units

LEGAL SOURCE

Council Regulation (EU) 833/2014 of 31 July 2014 concerning certain restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. Article 3b, Annex X


The EU Regulation is directly applicable in all EU Member States.

The EU Regulation is based on EU Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP of 31 July 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. Article 4c