Lukashenko threatens to buy oil from the US


Belarus continues to search for oil suppliers that could compensate the republic for the volume that Russia supplies.


President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced that Minsk is currently negotiating with suppliers such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

According to him, these countries are ready to supply any volume of oil to the republic.

The state news agency BELTA quotes the words of the head of state:

I have a brilliant relationship with them. They say how much we need, we will supply as much oil. Of course, this is a world price. But the quality of oil is better there.

Earlier, Alexander Lukashenko stated that Russia specifically carried out a tax maneuver in the oil industry in order to put pressure on Minsk.

The nervousness with which the tax maneuver and the subsequent increase in Russian selling prices for oil were perceived by the capital of Belarus clearly demonstrated how sensitive the republic's budget is to the loss of re-export of Russian oil.

If, in addition to this, the income from the sale of “Belarusian” shrimps and bananas is removed from the Belarusian budget, it may turn out that Minsk will receive a blow from which it will not be able to recover.

Recall that Russia is the largest oil supplier to Belarus. Minsk received 24 million tons per year from Russian oil producers, with six million tons intended for re-export.
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  1. Sergey39 Offline Sergey39
    Sergey39 (Sergei) 24 January 2020 17: 07
    +2
    Belarus will not go anywhere. You can’t change the geography.
    1. commbatant Offline commbatant
      commbatant (Sergei) 25 January 2020 19: 56
      +1
      Quote: Sergey39
      Belarus will not go anywhere.

      The former Ukrainian SSR is trying to show the opposite, however, the main trading partner of the "independent" is still the Russian Federation ....

      You can’t change the geography.

      I do not agree. Georgia and Ukraine showed that when spitting in the Russian Federation, the lines of their state borders with the Russian Federation can be reduced and moved away, due to the territories indicated by the CE-states ...
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 24 January 2020 17: 38
    -5
    The economy of Belarus is completely dependent on Russia. Russia has a plus of $ 8 billion with trade in Belarus. The United States launched a trade war with China because it had a balance of minus $ 400 billion in trade. The question is - who benefits from the trade war between Russia and Belarus? Lukashenko wants oil at Russian prices - give, but set other favorable trading conditions for yourself! After all, we have a Customs Union. Moreover, Russia sells to China, Armenia, Kazakhstan, etc. with discounts, even somewhere at prices below Russian! Who serves and whose order fulfills the power ????
    1. 123 Online 123
      123 (123) 24 January 2020 19: 26
      +1
      Russia has a plus of $ 8 billion with trade in Belarus.

      The imbalance due to the large number of energy carriers, now Butska will buy oil abroad, everything will return to normal, only Belarus’s foreign trade deficit will not improve.

      Lukashenko wants oil at Russian prices - give, but set other favorable trading conditions for yourself!

      It is beneficial for Russia to stop supplying "shrimps and bananas", how do you think Father will react? What other favorable conditions can you offer? Can you give an example?

      Moreover, Russia sells to China, Armenia, Kazakhstan, etc. with discounts, even somewhere at prices below Russian!

      I don’t know how to China, maybe with discounts, but this is most likely due to the large volume, perhaps Armenia with discounts (information needs to be clarified), but they provide their own needs, and not resell abroad. But Kazakhstan, and even at prices below Russian. recourse They are selling theirs to China, But father himself was going to buy oil from them, why do they still need ours?

      Who serves and whose order fulfills the power ????

      In general, it is naive to think that the government is serving someone, as far as this particular situation is concerned, acting in the interests of the peoples of Russia and Belarus. Because the longer the story with the independent Batskin "ulus" drags on, the worse. We have one people, but for Father it's a cow that he milks. If the citizens of Belarus support him on this issue, then the flag is in their hands and a drum on their head. It is not worth feeding abroad. There were so many people who wanted to be indignant about the gratuitous assistance of the USSR, where are you all worried about Africa and Venezuela?
      1. Bitter Offline Bitter
        Bitter (Gleb) 24 January 2020 23: 02
        +1
        ... We have only one people, but for Butsky it’s a cow that he milks ...

        Russian capitalists think the same way.
        They fed this "cow" on the lawn, fed, reared. It's time to bring it to your yard. And here is some Lukashenka.

        ... You should not feed abroad ...

        Everything is correct, there is nothing to feed / supply all comers who are loafing around.
        Sell ​​to everyone, without exception, at the market price ... well, except for the Chinese, probably. Here they are true friends, if they take, then wow, you can’t do without a discount. It doesn’t give a damn that we are talking about non-renewable resources, and not about any secondary products or souvenirs.
        1. 123 Online 123
          123 (123) 25 January 2020 07: 42
          +1
          Russian capitalists think the same way.
          They fed this "cow" on the lawn, fed, reared. It's time to bring it to your yard. And then some kind of Lukashenka.

          Capitalists come and go, but the people stay, the longer we live separately, the worse. Get used to separation. Once Poland and Finland were part of Russia, now they are not perceived as their own at all. Falling out of the orbit of Russian influence, they instantly fall under the "pressure" of geopolitical "partners." In 30 years Belarus will turn into an analogue of today's Poland or Ukraine. Do we need it? The economy in this particular case is secondary, it is only an instrument of unification. In this situation, Lukashenka acts as a shepherd who protects "his flock" not because he saves from neighboring capitalists, but precisely because OWN, he just wants to remain an "independent milker".

          Everything is correct, there is nothing to feed / supply all comers who are loafing around.
          Sell ​​to everyone, without exception, at the market price ... well, except for the Chinese, probably. Here they are true friends, if they take, then wow, you can’t do without a discount. It doesn’t give a damn that we are talking about non-renewable resources, and not about any secondary products or souvenirs.

          You should work with such principles in trade, laughing maybe they would last a year. recourse How do you get the conviction that if they sell cheaper, it is precisely because they consider them friends? Wholesale prices, have you ever heard such a phrase? For you, the news is that if you buy a larger volume, then the price may be lower? You should not consider friends who receive discounts as friends. As for non-renewable resources, why are you worried about oil and gas? By the way, there is a theory that oil is a renewable source, scientists still cannot determine its origin, but this is a separate issue. Let's stop selling steel, aluminum, diamonds, coal, etc. I understand that these sources also do not renew. We will fulfill the dream of Greta Tunberg, start living on trees, save the bowels for ..... for those who come to our place.
          1. Bitter Offline Bitter
            Bitter (Gleb) 25 January 2020 17: 31
            +2
            Capitalists come and go, and

            ... after them at least a flood, well, or a fire. request Nam's and money's responsibilities "burned out".

            In about 30 years, Belarus will turn into an analogue of today's Poland or Ukraine. Do we need it?

            This question is best asked to those who made all this mess 30 years ago. As the saying goes, "the process has begun," the rulers in power have been working on this all these decades. yes

            You should work with such principles in trade, maybe you could hold out for a year.

            It was this paragraph that was written with sarcasm.
            Behind the slogans "buy two" things "and get the third as a gift, in fact, it is worth" pay for five and take three ", nothing personal, just business. Maybe that's why I'm not a merchant.

            You should not consider friends who receive discounts as friends.

            It is understandable, for it is better to "beat your own people so that others may be afraid." fellow

            By the way, there is a theory that oil is a renewable source ...

            Well, yes, of course, like honey, you just have to buzz a little. tongue

            We will fulfill the dream of Greta Tunberg, start living on trees, save the bowels for ..... for those who come to our place.

            No need to drag children here. lol
            I mean, that such resources should be spent in a regulated manner, you need to try to organize the processing of raw materials locally, well, the very proportions of the distribution of profits from this sale are very doubtful. hi
    2. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 24 January 2020 21: 11
      -2
      Well, "Stalevar", laughing Zhirinovsky listened attentively to the "fiery" speech? Have you heard about the creation of a right-wing liberal party in Russia in the future? Soon. repeat
    3. commbatant Offline commbatant
      commbatant (Sergei) 25 January 2020 19: 47
      +1
      Quote: steel maker
      The question is - who benefits from the trade war between Russia and Belarus?

      She is not there, otherwise, she would be short-lived ...

      Lukashenko wants oil at Russian prices - give

      At the expense of Russian taxpayers? Let them ask other countries, maybe they will be kinder ....

      but set other favorable trading conditions for yourself

      Which for example? Benefit for Belarus, the existence of trade with the Russian Federation ...
      And then, the Old Man forgets that not only the Republic of Belarus is a transit territory for goods and services from the Russian Federation to the EU, but the Russian Federation is the same for goods and services from the Republic of Belarus to the CIS and Asia ....

      After all, we have a Customs Union.

      It does not imply the provision of any benefits to one of its participants at a loss to another participant.
      The common market of the countries participating in the EAC removes only additional tax and tariff barriers to the movement of goods and services within the EAC, but does not in any way give one participant an obligation to the other (s) to create more favorable conditions in its national economic market, in any case, examples of this " holiday of life "world practice does not know ...

      Moreover, Russia sells to China, Armenia, Kazakhstan, etc. with discounts.

      Like Belarus, hoping for reciprocity, at least in the political sphere ....

      even somewhere at prices below Russian!

      Please provide the source of this information, pzhl, this chatter from you is not the only article on this site, the last time you did not provide information that the Russian Federation supplies oil to any of the recognized states at lower prices than in Belarus ...

      Who serves and whose order fulfills the power ????

      Weird question. The Russian government is fulfilling the order of the Russian people, is it surprising to you that it is not Belarusian? Why on earth?
    4. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 26 January 2020 15: 02
      +2
      Lukashenko threatened ...

      Let him buy oil even from the Pope. :)
      It is better to spend subsidies and preferences for Belarus on pensions and the creation of new jobs in Russia.
      That's right, it's time for Moscow to think about its ordinary citizens, especially in the regions of the country, including Siberia and the Far East. If Lukashenko torpedoes the creation of the Union State, then let him feed his officials and other personal belongings.
      Incorporation is the best way out for Belarus, and not blackmail and other attacks by Lukashenko and Co. against Russia.
  3. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 24 January 2020 17: 43
    +3
    Stalevar, go buy yourself 75 and calm down, Russia does not need such a false partner.
  4. Nick Offline Nick
    Nick (Nikolai) 24 January 2020 17: 46
    +4
    Funny, right word. Yes, let him buy where he wants, his right. Russia is not losing anything.
  5. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) 24 January 2020 19: 23
    +3
    If Father is consistent, then he should not then ask Russia for loans to pay for this "multi-vector" oil. Well, and other other economic nonsense.
  6. Yes, even the Martians - now freedom!
  7. gore Offline gore
    gore (Alexander) 25 January 2020 07: 35
    +3
    Old Man has the biggest, but unfortunately, unrealizable dream: for Russia to give him everything for free and for the given he would also pay extra ...
  8. commbatant Offline commbatant
    commbatant (Sergei) 25 January 2020 19: 26
    +1
    Lukashenko threatens to buy oil from the US

    I will frostbite my ears, to spite mom ...
  9. Vyacheslav Moscow 26 January 2020 09: 49
    0
    Colin dad at the next meeting (January 21) uttered an almost brilliant phrase -

    The main thing is not to buy oil, but to sell it.