Four sources in the oil industry have informed Reuters that major oil suppliers have not yet signed oil supply contracts with Belneftekhim. According to the sources, new disagreements have emerged between Minsk and Russian oil giants.
Minsk allegedly wants to receive most of the oil from the Safmar group. Other Russian companies insist on the equality principle. According to potential suppliers, Safmar Group companies have no right to direct their crude oil to refineries of Belarus, as it violates the principle of “equal access”.
If the agreements are not signed, then in April, Belarus will again be left face to face with Safmar.
Earlier it was reported that Rosneft would supply oil to Belarus, but on the condition that Minsk would pay an additional $5 premium for each ton of crude oil.