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Allies aim for risky Russian oil price cap as winter nears

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials celebrated in early September when top allies agreed to back an audacious, never-before-tried plan to clamp down on Vladimir Putin's access to cash as he wages war on Ukraine.
The idea sounded simple enough: The countries would pay only cut-rate prices for Russian oil. That would deprive Putin of money to keep prosecuting his war in Ukraine, but also ensure that oil continued to flow out of Russia and helped to keep global prices low.
A month later, the Group of Seven, representing some of the world's leading economies, is still figuring out how to execute the...
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