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23 June 2020, 16:15

Belarus to buy 1.58m tonnes of Russian oil in July

MINSK, 23 June (BelTA) – Belarus will buy 1.58 million tonnes of Russian oil in July, BelTA learned from Aleksandr Tishchenko, Press Secretary of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim, on 23 June.

The spokesman said: “In line with this year's indicative oil trade balance sheet Belarusian oil refineries will acquire 1.58 million tonnes of oil from Russian oil companies in July. Of that 1.495 million tonnes will be delivered by pipeline and 85,000 tonnes will be delivered by rail.”

“There are plans to satisfy the rest of the demand with shipments by tanker ships. Work is in progress on volumes and suppliers,” the official added.

BelTA reported earlier that the sides have agreed a schedule for delivering 5.75 million tonnes of oil from Russia to Belarus by pipeline in Q3 2020.

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