Russia agrees to resume oil supplies to Belarus, but on one condition

Despite the fact that yesterday the pumping of Russian oil to Belarusian refineries was resumed, the situation with the signing of new contracts remains unclear.

According to the agency TASS citing a source in the oil industry, the main condition that Russian companies put forward to the Belarusian side is to work on market conditions in 2019.

According to the source, the lack of existing contracts for 2020 was a result of the unwillingness of Belarusian refineries to work taking into account the market price for “black gold”.

The agency’s interlocutor claims that over the past few years, the conditions under which Belarusian refineries bought oil were comparable to the conditions of Russian independent refineries, that is, an export alternative plus a small premium.

He also noted that none of the alternative supplies announced in Minsk will bring Belarus the benefits that deliveries from Russia provide - oil from other countries will cost the republic more than 70 to 80 dollars per ton.

So, taking into account the planned volume of deliveries for 2020 of 24 million tons, the republic’s savings could reach $ 1,6 billion per year.

Recall that on December 31, 2019, contracts for the supply of Russian oil to Belarus for 2020 were not concluded.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 5 January 2020 11: 02
    Recall that on December 31, 2019, contracts for the supply of Russian oil to Belarus for 2020 were not concluded.

    - It's somehow strange to perceive this ... -What, there were no translators to translate from Belarusian into Russian; or the ministers of those and these went on vacation and postponed all matters "for later" ??? -Or both countries ...- Russia and Belarus went on New Year's school holidays and the teachers did not ask them anything ... -the homework was not asked ..; and they were delighted, they dropped everything and ran to ride the hill ???
    - Somehow it all looks ... like miserable babble ...
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  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 January 2020 16: 17
    Normal trade for loot.
    Our oligarchs - want 5% more expensive, them - cheaper ...
  4. commbatant Offline commbatant
    commbatant (Sergei) 5 January 2020 22: 11
    I didn’t understand from the article under what conditions the Russian Federation supplies oil to Belarus. The author, the plot topic is not disclosed ...
  5. Roarv Offline Roarv
    Roarv (Robert) 6 January 2020 11: 09
    With all my special respect for the Belarusians and accepting our common history and contribution to the Second World War ...
    It means that when the Russian Federation sells the MTZ Tractor, Combine Polesie, MAZ, MoAZ tractors, and the entire line of industrial and agricultural products, the PRICE should be the market, and when Belarus purchases gas, oil from the Russian Federation, the price should be based on Slavic relationship and past history .. ...
    Intereraesny approach ...
    Based on past and present realities, Russia is losing allies, accustoming them first to a freebie with a criminal component, then weaning them from a freebie, making them enemies.
    1. artchi123 Offline artchi123
      artchi123 (Artem) 9 January 2020 13: 08
      In fact, all of the above products and much more Belarusian-made in Russia is cheaper than in Belarus) Verified.