Oil maneuver: Russia may demand from Belarus to give up the refinery

Moscow may demand from Minsk the privatization of Belarusian oil refineries in the interests of firms from Russia in exchange for compensation for the tax maneuver, that is, the same compensation payments to Belarusian refineries as Russian ones. This was announced by Igor Yushkov, an analyst with the National Energy Security Fund (NESF).

Russia will ask for something else in exchange for such preferences. Why should we subsidize refineries on the territory of another state from our budget?

- the expert notes.

Oil companies from Russia own only a minority stake in the Mozyr Oil Refinery, while the entire Novopolotsk Oil Refinery is owned by the Republic of Belarus. Moscow may agree to provide a premium in favor of Belarusian oil refineries, but will demand to privatize them in its favor, that is, to give the refineries of Belarus to Russia.

According to Yushkov, the oil maneuver opens a window of opportunity, and the Kremlin will certainly use it - the bargaining for the Belarusian oil industry has begun. The tax maneuver includes zeroing export duties by 2024. Having received Russian raw materials without duties, Belarus will lose preferences for selling its oil products to other countries.
  • Used photos: siberia.transneft.ru
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 October 2020 10: 55
    Moscow may demand from Minsk privatization of Belarusian enterprises

    Well, how else?
    .... Desires inhibit breathing,
    I want and that's it! Lie in a coffin! .... Lukashenka does not want to sell his homeland!

    Why should we subsidize refineries on the territory of another state from our budget?

    Why don't you talk to Ukraine like that? Putin recently even unilaterally lifted the sanctions. Why do we forgive debts to dozens of states? And there are a lot of these "Why". "And the casket just opened." Maybe just change the "steering", then many "why" themselves will disappear?
    1. King3214 Offline King3214
      King3214 (Sergius) 19 October 2020 16: 16
      We do what we want. I do not like ? Leave the planet.
  2. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 19 October 2020 11: 52
    Uncle, give me five kopecks, give me five kopecks, give me, I say
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 October 2020 12: 52
    Maybe, he cannot, there were such experts before the elections.
    Where there is an MPZ, Moscow allegedly will displace and put its own father, as there is nothing to do ...
  4. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 19 October 2020 16: 15
    There are 32 oil refineries in Russia, comparable in size to the Belarusian ones. There will be 34.
    And Belarus will receive dividends. Or it will receive nothing, like the Baltic oil refinery ...