Belarus is ready to buy any oil except Russian


Minsk expects to agree on long-term contracts for the supply of oil, alternative to Russian. This was announced on May 7, 2020 by the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Belarus Dmitry Krutoy.


It should be noted that in April 2020, Minsk agreed with Warsaw on pumping oil in the amount of about 100 thousand tons per month from Poland to the Mozyr Oil Refinery in Belarus. And before that, formidable statements were regularly made from Minsk, including Threat “Pick up one pipe” of the Druzhba trunk pipeline. From which it can be assumed that the authorities of Belarus are ready to purchase any oil except Russian. And further words of Krutoy only confirm this.

According to financial conditions, each delivery is very carefully worked out. I hope that when we solve all the technical problems, we will be able to choose the most optimal ones from the options that we have today and agree on long-term contracts

- said Cool.

Krutoy said that in conditions of low oil prices, Belarus’s losses from the tax maneuver in Russia are no longer as sensitive as with the cost of a barrel of $ 60. However, the topic of alternative oil at the request of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will be constant.

He specified that Belarus had already bought oil from Norway and Azerbaijan. On May 11, 2020, the first batch of oil (80 thousand tons) should be delivered to Klaipeda from Saudi Arabia. Without a doubt, cooperation with the United States will continue on the issue of oil.

Of course, we will try to achieve the most favorable conditions for these deliveries.

- stressed Cool.

Krutoy drew attention to the fact that spot purchases that were carried out over the past four months, by their terms (financial, economic, logistic), differ from long-term contracts. Moreover, there are technical features that are associated with the characteristics of raw materials, that is, the adaptation of Belarusian refineries for alternative oil.

As for the supply of oil from the United States, he confirmed that they are possible through Poland. This issue is being worked out with the Polish side. However, it’s difficult now to contact and discuss something when restrictions are imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

I think when quarantine is lifted in Poland, this topic will begin to be discussed more actively.

- said Cool.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 7 May 2020 19: 55
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    Reconfigure the refinery to a different grade of oil - do not spit. Buying different varieties, Batko stirs up something awkward. It seems that soon cockroaches from his head will arrange a parade on the table.
    1. rybalkin-igor Offline
      rybalkin-igor (Igor Rybalkin) 8 May 2020 00: 42
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      How can the collective farm chairman know about this? And his servants are afraid to tell him about it.
  2. Egor 7b7 Offline
    Egor 7b7 7 May 2020 20: 50
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    A woman with a cart - the mare is easier!
  3. I recommend oil from Mars! She is beautiful and black, like the May sun she!
    1. General Black Offline
      General Black (Gennady) 8 May 2020 06: 36
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      And get gas from the gas giants.
      1. You speak the truth, General Blackness!
  4. AICO Offline
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 8 May 2020 00: 36
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    Well, jump, jump, dance - what will you end up with, let's see ?! Some have already jumped - you can release into the arena !!!
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 8 May 2020 08: 46
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    Ha. How they did not blame Old Man, but he got his way.
    The price of oil fell and immediately buys cheaper. Anyway, who, if only the price is less.

    Money doesn't smell. Capitalism in the yard.
    1. NoN importa Offline
      NoN importa (NoN importa) 8 May 2020 09: 09
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      Excuse me, of course, but what does the global price and earnings have to do with the difference in cost? You didn’t find the logic there

      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      Ha. How they did not blame Old Man, but he got his way.
      The price of oil fell and immediately buys cheaper.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 8 May 2020 09: 49
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        It's that simple. Very simple.
        There are supply contracts from the Russian Federation. Old, pre-bonded. Where Old Man shook his nerves, but got discounts.

        But here it is still cheaper. So he is lucky. Myself or resell - it’s already figured out by yourself, not fools, tea.

        And it will bargain even further with us, and with everyone, IMHO. Demanding discounts, preferences, penalties for damaging the chemistry of the pipeline, reducing duties, etc.

        PS We have officially announced that there is NO cheap gasoline. And then Belarus is nearby. What are the prospects!
  6. Vlad Petrov Offline
    Vlad Petrov (Vladimir) 8 May 2020 09: 34
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    Launch the pipe in the opposite direction from Poland, conclude a long-term contract with the USA and Arabs for Belarus is a clear scam. But to arrange a virtual reverse on paper following the example of the Sumerians with the aim of making profit for Belarusian officials, with the help of intermediary laying companies, is logical.
  7. 69 Offline
    69 8 May 2020 12: 26
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    If shrimp is caught, and banana plantations near Bobruisk next to potatoes, then there should be oil.