Belarus wants to increase the transit fee for Russian oil by 23%

On April 5, 2019, the president of Transneft, the world's largest oil pipeline company, Nikolai Tokarev told reporters that Minsk had notified the company in writing that it wanted to increase the tariff for pumping Russian oil (transit) through its territory by 23%. The head of the company said that the discussion of this issue will be held in the government, where there will be a platform for negotiations.

According to Tokarev, changing the tariff for pumping oil through the Druzhba pipeline is a normal procedure.

As I understand it, by 23%, but this is a negotiating position that requires discussion

- Tokarev emphasized, answering the question about increasing transit fees.

We have a methodology, a tariff is being agreed, and now the platform for negotiations about this will be in the government

- added Tokarev.

It should be recalled that Belarus hopes to receive compensation for the implementation of the oil maneuver in Russia (zeroing export duties on oil while increasing MET). Indeed, since Minsk synchronizes export duties with Moscow, its revenues may decrease significantly. And Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said earlier that he could switch to oil purchases in other countries if the losses are not compensated.

It should be recalled that PJSC Transneft is a Russian natural transport monopoly, an operator of trunk oil pipelines and oil product pipelines. She owns 68,4 thousand km. trunk pipelines, 507 pumping stations, 24,4 million cubic meters. m. reservoir tanks.

In turn, the adviser to the head of Transneft, Igor Demin, said that Belarus wants to increase transit fees from May 1, 2019. At the same time, the Belarusian side refers to the desire to urgently improve the environment and if the Russian side does not agree to the conditions, then Minsk will use antitrust leverage. By the way, since 2010, a corresponding intergovernmental agreement has been in effect between Russia and Belarus, which regulates tariffs, it provides for both planned and unscheduled review of tariffs and related procedures.
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  1. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) April 5 2019 20: 26
    Just to steal the dough for free!
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  2. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) April 6 2019 22: 38
    It's time to increase transit. The first 200 million of the 600 million loan for Belarus
    seemingly already approved. Now for every penny they will start chopping.
  3. commbatant Offline commbatant
    commbatant (Sergei) April 7 2019 16: 21
    In turn, the adviser to the head of Transneft, Igor Demin, said that Belarus wants to increase transit fees from May 1, 2019.

    I don’t see any problems. The Republic of Belarus raises transit tariffs, which means the Russian Federation should increase the cost of gas and oil for the Republic of Belarus, market relations ....
    1. 2cool Offline 2cool
      2cool (Maksim ) 1 May 2019 09: 20
      Also by 23%! And better by 25% or more, so that the next time there is no desire to increase