Belarus raised tariff for Russian oil transit by 50%


Russia will have to pay 50% more than it pays now for the transit of oil through the territory of Belarus.

The Ministry of Antitrust and Trade of Belarus adopted a resolution to increase the tariff for transit of Russian oil. The document comes into force 10 days from the date of its publication.

Updated rates are valid for pipeline companies “Gomelransneft Druzhba” and “Polotsktransneft Druzhba”.

This means that for pumping oil through the pipeline Unecha (Vysokoye) – Adamova Zastava, Russia will have to pay 400.98 rubles (approx. $6.45 – RRT) per ton without VAT, while the rate amounted to 267.32 rubles (approx. $4.3 – RRT) per 1 ton before the increase. The rate for the use of the pipeline Unecha (Vysokoye) – Brody increased from 114.82 rubles to 172.23 rubles (from $1.85 to $2.78 – RRT).

It should be noted that Minsk and Moscow are also trying to resolve the situation over the price of Russian gas for Belarus. Minsk demands a substantial price reduction. The president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said his country would not tolerate pressure from Moscow. In turn, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Russia will not reduce the gas price for Belarus. A new round of talks on the issue is scheduled for the next week.