Why We Shouldn't Underestimate China's Petro-Yuan Ambitions• https://www.zerohedge.com by Alex Kimani
Some 40% of proven oil reserves belonging to OPEC+ members is owned by Russia, Iran and Venezuela–all of whom are selling to China at major discounts.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to ramp up efforts to promote the use of the yuan in energy deals.
The de-dollarization of the global oil industry is in a treacherous mission creep phase. Things like this don't happen quickly, but determinedly and gradually, not exactly fitting into today's media headline game that only considers instant developments. But it is happening and the tide will not be turned based on current and near and medium-term geopolitical developments. Credit Suisse's Zoltan Pozsar recently warned clients, in essence, that the de-dollarization of the global oil industry is in full swing–even if we can't see the final end game from here.