The termination of oil supplies to Belarus due to the fact that the country is violating an agreement to supply fuel to Russia, told the newspaper “Газета.Ru” a source familiar with the situation. The decision was taken at a meeting of the government Commission on the fuel and energy sector on February 17. According to a source, the supply has been discontinued.
“This is due to the fact that Minsk does not comply with the agreement on mutual supply of fuel, disrupting the balance of supply”, — said the interlocutor of the edition.
Following the meeting of the Commission, the fuel and energy complex, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich has instructed the energy Ministry and the Finance Ministry and the Federal customs service (FCS) together with “Gazprom” and “Tatneft” to report on the causes of the sharp increase in the supply of petroleum products to Belarus by the subsidiaries of both companies.
The head of the FCS Andrei Belyaninov, who raised the issue of a sharp increase in the supply of petroleum products at a meeting of the Commission, expressed the view that this leads to a reduction of income to the Russian budget.
Subsidiaries of “Gazprom” in January 2016, supplied to Belarus by 15 thousand tons of gas condensate distillate (petroleum, which produces gas while processing). In February, the shipments dropped to 1.9 thousand tons. “Tatneft-TRANS” exported 25 thousand tons of gasoline, representing half of the total delivered in January Russian gas to Belarus. In February the company stopped deliveries.