Date: 7 months ago   Category: Energy

Belarus expects to settle an oil dispute with Russia to the middle of September — Rambler News Service


Photo: Victor Drachev/TASS Belarus expects to settle issues with Russia in the oil and gas sphere till September 15, 2018 and to fix arrangements to a meeting of presidents of two countries which will take place on September 21, the prime minister of Belarus Sergey Rumas has said. "On Monday my conversation with (the prime minister of the Russian Federation) Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev at the request of heads of states of the government has taken place prepare for a meeting on September 21. We have agreed with Dmitry Anatolyevich that Deputy Prime Ministers for the directions will handle these issues... I think that after September 15 we will have concrete arrangements which we together with Dmitry Anatolyevich will be able to fix somehow" — Rumas has noted. Answering a question of the needs for external financing, the prime minister has confirmed that in plans in 2019 to refinance $1 billion through the Belarusian-Russian cooperation. "It is one of questions of the big agenda which we have with the Russian Federation. We work on discussion of this question today" — he has told. Earlier the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak has said that the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation doesn't see economic feasibility in duty-free supply of oil products to Belarus. In turn, the head of tax department of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation Alexey Sazanov said that Russia intends to limit duty-free supply of oil products to Belarus, the speech can go about volume from 100 to 300 thousand tons per year instead of the current 2 million tons. At the same time the Deputy Minister of Finance of Belarus Dmitry Kiyko said that Belarus considers the possibility carrying out consultations with Russia for search of possible compensation mechanisms within completion of tax maneuver by Russia in oil branch.

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