The transit of Russian oil through Belarus will rise in price

Belarus from February 1, plans to raise the tariff for transit of oil through pipelines. As reported on the website of the Belarusian Ministry of Antimonopoly regulation and trade (MARCH), the rate will rise 6.6 percent.

the Ministry said that his proposals relating to compensation of the losses of OJSC “Gomeltransneft Druzhba”, was not supported despite the agreement reached in the negotiations with the Federal Antimonopoly service of Russia.

“the Parties do not agree on the size of the tariff increase, which was drawn up and signed a Protocol of disagreement”, – said in MARCH.

As reported earlier, in 2020, the Minsk was going to increase the tariff for pumping Russian oil to 16.6% (this includes lost revenue for 2019 because of an incident with contaminated oil pipeline “Druzhba”).

Earlier, on January 31, the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that between Minsk and Moscow are in constant consultations on the oil issue. However, according to him, the meeting of presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko are planned.

In April 2019 pipeline system “Druzhba”, where the oil comes from Russia through Belarus to Europe, was contaminated by chlorides raw materials. Then the oil pumping had to be suspended. Fully renewed 1 July 2019. Because of this, fell the flow of export duties on petroleum products in the budget of Belarus.