``"There is no reason to pay for oil in dollars," he said. He said the fact that oil prices are quoted in dollars per barrel did not mean that payments actually had to be made in that currency... "It would be a way to protect businesses when, outside of U.S. territory, they carry out transactions that are perfectly legal in the country they belong to," he said.'' -- Of course hedging that the dollar cannot be "completely" abandoned (as, practically, it cannot ... yet...)

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