Belarus has raised the tariff for transit of Russian oil

The tariffs for pumping of Russian oil to Europe via trunk pipeline “Druzhba” of Belarus from February 1, 2020 will be raised to 6.6 percent.

Беларусь подняла тариф на прокачку российской нефти

This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Antimonopoly regulation and trade of the Republic (MARCH), reports

The size increase is based on the forecast of inflation in Russia in 2020 (3.6%), which added 3 percentage points.

The report stated that the MARCH and the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) are unable to agree on compensation of losses JSC “Gomeltransneft Druzhba” because of “dirty” oil. Proposals of the Belarusian side had not been taken, so the rates were raised according to previous agreements.

On the eve of 30 January, the head of the MARCH, Vladimir Koltovich said that the parties were unable to agree on the tariffs. In turn, the Deputy head FAS Anatoly Golomolzin said that the negotiations have been completed, and now Minsk can set rates.

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