Lukashenko accused Moscow of obstructing oil supplies from Kazakhstan

On January 21, 2020, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting on improving the efficiency of export sales of petroleum products. During the meeting, he said that Russia was hindering oil supplies from Kazakhstan to Belarus.

Indeed, now in full there is no alternative to the supply of Russian oil. But, as we agreed, we need to diversify. We must go to the point that we will buy 30-40% of oil in the Russian Federation. We must import 30 percent from the Baltic and 30 percent through Ukraine — a proven path already. Perhaps Kazakhstan will be able to supply us with oil if Russia agrees. Strange: our ally does not consent to the supply of oil from our other ally. Well, this situation is now on oil supplies, and we must figure it out

- said Lukashenko.

Lukashenko specified that oil supplies from world markets, and not just from Russia, are a serious issue. In this case, no one is going to abandon Russian oil. The main thing is the subsequent sale of refined petroleum products.

We must see in practice what this will result in. And so the brothers from the East scare that it will be very expensive. We also, without counting, without trying, think that we will not be able to cope. Therefore, it was decided to purchase, whether it be Azerbaijan, Saudi, Norwegian, American, it does not matter what kind of oil, at world prices. Deliver to our refineries and get oil products from this oil. That is, from alternative sources, of course, not excluding our main supplier - the Russian Federation

- added Lukashenko.

In addition, the Belarusian leader asked those present to organize the supply of oil from alternative sources to Russian ones. At the same time, warning the meeting participants about personal responsibility.

After this, the head of the state concern Belneftekhim Andrey Rybakov spoke. He told those present that to ensure the domestic market, Belarus had enough of a 80% load of one of the two existing refineries. He recalled that Belarus exports about 70% of all petroleum products produced.

By the way, on January 15, 2020, the head of the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan, Nurlan Nogaev, reported that a request for oil supplies had arrived from Minsk. Then he promised to hold talks with representatives of Belneftekhim until January 20, 2020. However, there is no information on the results of these negotiations.

It should be noted that before this Belarus start buy oil in Norway. Whether Lukashenko wanted free oil transit from Kazakhstan is unknown.
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  1. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 21 January 2020 15: 41
    Well, what are you, Father, crying, because your friend Trump is doing the same thing, he does not allow Europe to buy Russian gas and oil, but pushes only his oil products there ... Vaughn, Syria, Libya and Venezuela also wanted to sell their energy resources for the border, across Europe, and what the United States did to them, so it's better to have a titmouse in hand than a crane in the sky ... , and he himself perked up skis to the West, where you will be given a place "there, in the hallway, on the rug."
  2. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 21 January 2020 16: 10
    Agreements must be fulfilled. For a long time, Lukashenka received a discount on gas and oil in exchange for the creation of a union state, and then decided to become more cunning than the cunning one: "Promising does not mean getting married." Why be surprised: "As it comes around, it will respond." Say thank you that Putin will not support the pro-Russian apposition, he will just wait for it to come to him for support. This is probably correct:

    A repentant sinner is more valuable than a righteous one ...
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 21 January 2020 16: 23
    Transportation of oil from Kazakhstan is possible only if the "environmental fee" is charged at 50%, because this is now such a fashionable trend. laughing I think so. winked And then no one is against, everything is for you. fellow

    According to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, a deal for the supply of oil will take place if it is economically beneficial to the Kazakh side.
  4. Port Offline Port
    Port 21 January 2020 16: 42
    Pay for transit and live in peace.
  5. shadow Offline shadow
    shadow 21 January 2020 18: 32
    But what about oil from Norway? Why did the money run out? It happens. And someone shouted very strongly about the fact that we found other sources. Apparently, other sources were cut so loot that Lukash’s packet dropped and his voice snapped.
    1. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 23 January 2020 13: 35
      From Norway, 80 thousand tons for Belarus do not solve anything, and even with transshipment instead of a pipeline from the Russian Federation, because Lukashenko wants to buy 24 million tons of oil per year.
      In addition, oil production in Norway is dramatically reduced due to depletion of resources.
  6. Vyacheslav Moscow 21 January 2020 19: 43
    Did Colin's dad hope that Russia would always date him? Wrong. We didn’t just build our ports and create our own tractors for missile systems. Just to not depend on any demagogues and blackmailers. Here are those import substitution in action.
  7. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 22 January 2020 11: 49
    It’s time for Lukashenko to clearly understand that to stand up and build an absolutely independent state that is independent of nothing will be more expensive for Belarus, you don’t need to try to jump above your head, and rude and impudent blackmail has never led to success in politics and international relations. Does Lukashenka really not understand that he has already played too much, and that there is a limit to any patience, and about flirting with the West, let him constantly remember and not for a moment forget what happened to Yanukovych and Ukraine !!!