Terms of oil supplies discussed in Russia

Alexander Dyukov, head of the Russian company Gazprom Neft, said his company is ready to discuss various schemes of oil supply with Belarus, BelTA informs.

Following the meeting of oil companies’ representatives with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, the head of Gazprom Neft, Alexander Dyukov, stated that his company is ready to discuss various schemes of oil supply to Belarus. At the same time, he noted that the company is ready to negotiate the scheme of delivery on commission.

What does it determine? One side gives raw materials, the other side produces finished products from it. But both the raw materials and the final product belong to the giver.

On February 12, the government of Belarus announced that our country still has no signed contracts for oil supply. There are no agreements with Russia, either. On February 7, Alyaksandr Lukashenka met with Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Following the talks, Deputy Head of Presidential Administration of Russia Dmitri Kozak said that Moscow would facilitate commercial agreements between consumers in Belarus and Russian oil companies, but would not regulate prices administratively.

Earlier, Alyaksandr Lukashenka instructed his staff to study the possibility of oil supplies from other countries. On January 14, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Dzmitry Krutoy said that the Belarusian Oil Company (BOC) had sent out commercial proposals for the purchase of oil to Poland, the Baltic States, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.