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Belarus began the fence of the technological oil from the branches of the main oil pipeline “Druzhba”, RIA Novosti reported with reference to Belneftekhim.
Specifies that the branch from which the fence is not involved in the transit of Russian oil to Western consumers.
“In the absence of previous volumes of oil to Belarusian refineries, the need to streamline capacity and resources of supply, we use technological oil. It’s our oil, it is in our pipes in our territory”, – stated in the message.
the Interlocutor of Agency has expressed the view that this should not lead to negative consequences.
“That is, the interests of transit is not involved, it can’t affect the pumping of oil transit”, – noted in “Belneftekhim”.
Specifies that it uses the technology of preservation of the pipe, allowing in short terms to restore pumping.
Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Dmitry Krutoy had previously reported that the country wants to buy oil in Russia in 2023 at a price of 83 to 85% of the world without regard to export duties. He explained that “now all the fuss is in the pricing between the companies” – between the Belarusian refineries and Russian suppliers.
He informed that Minsk expects to reach agreement with the Russian suppliers of oil to 15 to 23 February addressed with requests for transit to the corresponding structure. According to Steep, Belarus at the same time, will continue to actively search for alternative raw materials. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed to study alternative options against the background of differences with Russia.
contracts for the supply to Belarus of Russian oil ended 31 December 2019. Since then, there were negotiations for their extension. In the beginning of the year the Belarusian leader called the prices offered by Russia, to be excessive.
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