Minsk maintains a dialogue with Iran on oil supplies, said the head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with parliamentarians.
"We have been conducting a dialogue with Iran, which is desperately finding a market for oil and willing to reduce the price ", ? quotes his words RIA " Novosti ". Speaking about the dispute with Russia about the price of gas and the subsequent reduction of supply of Russian oil to Belarus, he tried to convince not to confuse " the issues of oil and gas ". According to his statement, refineries ? " companies that don't provide the eyeballs in Neft ".
Lukashenko also said that due to reduction of volume of Russian oil supplies, he ordered the government " to immediately detect the alternative (of oil supplies to Belarus) fresh and go back to the old ". According to his statement, there is an agreement about the supply of oil by tanker through the port of Odessa." We start through Ukraine to Mazyr (here is refinery) oil supplies for processing ", Greg said the head." We can't because of some sort of another dispute over oil and gas to destroy what was created in collaboration with them (Russia) in the last few years. Differently get this rollback that you would the gap close up", where he finished Lukashenko, noting that, in his view, it was not necessary to make oil and gas dispute with Russia, a dispute of economic entities, on display to the public. Russia had planned to deliver in 2016?2024 Belarus 24 million tons of oil every year. However, the company has received the schedule of deliveries of oil from Russia in the third quarter with a decrease of 2, 25 million tons in comparison with the original plan. Russia in the fourth quarter put Belarus 3 million tons of oil, said Advisor to the President of Transneft Igor Demin. The head of Transneft Nikolay Tokarev said that the reduction of oil supplies from Russia to Belarus in the 2nd half of the year will be 5 million tons in comparison with the original plan. Minister of energy Alexander Novak said that the reduction of duty-free Russian oil supplies to Belarus in the 3rd quarter due to the nonpayment of gas and short supply of petroleum products in the Russian Federation. Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich noted that the schedule of oil supplies to Belarus may recover to previous levels, if Russia and Belarus agreed to pay the debt for gas supplies. In April Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov said that over the past period of time, qualitative parameters of Russian oil " decrease ".