MOSCOW, April 10 Russian oil producer Gazprom
Neft said on Thursday it had received positive
responses from Asian clients about the possibility of using
euros as a settlement currency.
"Gazprom Neft held discussions with its eastern partners
about the possibility of completing settlements in the European
currency. They, in turn, expressed their potential readiness for
this," the company said in emailed comments.
Company head Alexander Dyukov said earlier this week that
Gazprom Neft had broached the idea of dropping the dollar,
traditionally the currency of choice for the global energy
sector, as a response to a possible new round of Western
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Elizabeth Piper)