MINSK, 31 March (BelTA) – Belarusian oil refineries will receive 1-2 million tonnes of oil in April. Oil tanker supplies via the ports in Odessa and Klaipeda will continue, BelTA learned from Press Secretary of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim Aleksandr Tishchenko.
“The task for April is 2 million tonnes, or at least 1 million tonnes. Oil supplies through the ports in Odessa and Klaipeda will continue. We continue talks with Russia and also in other directions,” Aleksandr Tishchenko said. In his words, purchases are planned from different sources.
Major Russian oil companies stopped shipping oil to Belarus on 1 January due to the absence of an agreement on prices. First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Dmitry Krutoi was quoted as saying that Belarus believes it is economically inadvisable and pointless to pay the same amounts of premiums to Russian companies.