Belarus from October 11, just 50% raises tariffs for Russian oil transit through its territory through pipelines. The resolution of the Ministry
antitrust regulation and trade was released yesterday and comes into force 10 days after this date. Review of prices for the transit occurs on the background of a months-long dispute over the price of Russian gas for Belarus.

In the decision referred to the tariffs for transportation services
of oil via main pipelines of two state enterprises that control the pipeline “Friendship”. The Northern branch of “Friendship” leads through Poland to Germany (the operator – the state company “Polotsktransneft Druzhba”), South through Ukraine to Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary (“Gomeltransneft Druzhba”), reminds DW.

The fare on the route Unecha (Vysokoye) – Adamova Zastava will grow from
267,32 to 400,98 Russian rubles per tonne net (excluding tax
value added) on the route Unecha (Vysokoye) – Brody – 114,82 to 172,23
Russian rubles, reports “Interfax”.

Last time the Belarusian side raised the tariffs on 1 February 2016. Then they were increased by 10%.

For several months, Moscow and Minsk are disputes about the supply of gas and oil. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has accused Russia of pressure. The energy Ministry said that Minsk does not want to pay for gas and to supply Russia petroleum products, as prescribed by corresponding agreement. As a result, in the third quarter of oil supplies from Russia to Belarus was reduced almost 40%.

Belarus 1.5 times increases the price of Russian oil transit 02.10.2016

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