One of the Belarusian refinery started processing oil received from Russia

the Belarusian oil refinery “Naftan” started processing oil from Russia. The second refinery Mozyr — supplies of Russian raw materials yet, reported the press service of the state concern “Belneftekhim”.

From January 1, 2020, Russia stopped supplying oil to both Belarusian oil refineries. Minsk, in turn, was forced to temporarily stop exports of petroleum products. “Belneftekhim” reported that the download of plants reduced to the technological minimum and they work on the previously formed oil stocks.

the Fourth of January, the Deputy Chairman of Belneftekhim Vladimir Sizov said that the supply of oil to Belarusian oil refineries was resumed. However, due to the tax maneuver in the Russian oil price for Belarusian refineries in 2020 will grow by more than 20 dollars per ton 5 percent to the price level of 2019.

According to today’s message, from 17:00 on January 4 at “Naftan” received 26.5 thousand tons of oil is kept to a minimum download of the refinery, RIA Novosti reported. According to optimistic forecasts, the export of oil products from Belarus will resume in late January.