Kazakhstan reported about the oil talks with Belarus

Belarus alone will discuss with the Russian side the issue of possible deliveries of oil from Kazakhstan through Russian territory. This was told RIA Novosti in the press service of the Ministry of energy of Kazakhstan, noting that the negotiations and consultations on the draft agreement on the supply of oil and petroleum products between Belarus and Kazakhstan are in normal mode.

Earlier today at the refinery “Naftan” in Novopolotsk Belarus received the first batch of oil from Norway — about 3.5 thousand tons. Two days earlier, a Norwegian tanker Breiviken delivered 86 thousand tons of North sea oil, the Norwegian Johan Sverdrup varieties in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda. There transporterowych oil to Belarusian refineries by rail.

According to the press service of the concern “Belneftekhim”, the composition with the first batch of Norwegian oil arrived at the station “Novopolotsk” on Sunday morning, January 26, and after the necessary paperwork, the oil will start to flow at the refinery.

the entire Norwegian tanker lot of oil have to do with “Naftan” in the next two weeks. The remaining volume will be delivered to the company “rhythmically one or two trains a day”, told the Belarusian news Agency “BelTA” the General Director of the refinery Alexander Demidov.

According to him, the sort of Johan Sverdrup oil extracted on the Norwegian continental plume in an industrial scale from the fourth quarter of 2019. “The quality of this oil is quite interesting. In the world, this variety has already called a competitor of Russia’s Urals,” — said Demidov. For example, sulfur is twice less than in the Urals, and the output of light oil products in the processing of this variety is somewhat higher, he said.

the Distance from the Norwegian coast, where he was loaded into the tanker, to refineries in Navapolatsk — 2300 kilometers — oil broke in less than a week, said Demidov. After all the tests and processing for this new “Naftan” grade oiland “technology will be made conclusions about the further work”. Demidov also noted that the raw materials are purchased without intermediaries directly with one of the companies involved in the project for oil production on the Norwegian train, and that the Belarusian side had a good relationship with suppliers.

From January 1, Russia stopped the supply of oil to Belarusian refineries, as Minsk and Moscow have not signed an agreement on conditions of deliveries of oil in 2020. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stated that Russia wants to supply Belarus with oil at prices higher than the world. From the beginning of 2020 oil from Russia to Belarus is not available. The exception of small amounts from a group of “Safmar” Mikhail Gutseriev, who agreed in the Belarusian conditions.

According to the authorities of Belarus, proposals for import of oil they sent to the Baltic States, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. According to Lukashenko, are also the negotiations on oil supplies from the U.S., Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. These countries, according to Lukashenka, is ready to supply Belarus with any volume of oil, but the world price. “But the oil quality is better there,” said the President.

According to experts, loading into tankers for Norwegian oil transshipment in Klaipeda and subsequent carriage by rail lead to its rise in price not less than $ 100 per ton compared to the Russian TASS reports.