The effectiveness of the Russian oil price cap is debated, influenced by factors like embargoes and OPEC+ cuts. The price-cap policy restricts Western involvement if Russian crude exceeds $60 per barrel. Russia is adapting through parallel infrastructure and evasion. Historically, energy sanctions, including the Russian oil price cap, lose impact over time due to inventive evasion. To counter evasion, suggestions include creating a “whitelist” for authorized traders, banning tanker sales, and closely monitoring Saudi Arabia’s actions and the response of Asian buyers to potential cap changes.