January 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm #1998
Russian oil transit via Belarus in the EU can get up
December 27, 2011 5:00 pm (news item Jan 2, 2012)
Authorities in Belarus are negotiating an increase of 20% tariff on Russian oil transit to Europe in the year 2012. On the 27 December, said a source close to the negotiations.
The Ministry of energy of Russia confirmed this information, but stressed that at present Parties approved and applied special methods of calculation of tariffs for the transit of oil. “In line with any change in the tariff on Russian oil transit through the territory of Belarus must be economically justified. The issue will be resolved in accordance with established practice, the representative of the RUSSIAN Energy Ministry quotes the Belarusian News Agency AFS. According to the representative of the Russian Ministry of Russia and Belarus have already agreed on the indicative balance of oil on 2012 year, which amounts to 21.5 million tonnes.
In 2011, according to the system of main pipelines of JSC “gomeltransoil Druzhba” on the territory of Belarus will be transported 72.3 million tons of oil, of which supplies the oil refinery will be around 9 million tonnes.
As informed earlier, the Belarusian State concern “Belneftekhim”, Energy and Ministry of economy of Belarus and Russia have agreed to balance oil refining and petroleum products to the Union State for the year 2012: next year the needs both of Belarusian REFINERIES will be fully assured supply of 21.5 million tonnes of Russian oil pipeline transport-to 3.5 million tonnes more than in the year 2011.
According to the Belarusian State concern on 27 December, the Ministry of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION approved the timetable for the transport of oil to the refineries of Belarus in the first quarter of 2012. “Procedure for the processing of contracts between the Belarusian and Russian oil REFINERY suppliers of raw materials goes into planning mode, a number of contracts for the supply of crude oil in January next year has already been signed,” quotes the State company gosinformagentstvo. More information on even the signed documents, official Minsk does not propagate.
Conditions of Russian oil deliveries to Belarusian oil refineries in 2012-2015. governed by the Protocol of harmonizing conditions of oil supply, which was signed in Moscow on 15 December, the heads of the concern “Belneftekhim”, JSC “Mozyr oil refinery” and OJSC “Naftan”-from the Belarusian side and from the Russian side, the leaders of Russian companies, which are the main suppliers of oil to Belarus: OJSC gazpromneft, Lukoil, Rosneft, Surgutneftegaz and TNK-BP “.
As reported BakuToday, 20 December, Deputy Minister of economy of Belarus Anatoly Filonov said that Belarus and Russia signed the balances of fuel and energy resources on 2012 year.
It should be noted that according to the indicative oil balance of Russia and Belarus, in 2011, the Belarusian side will receive 21.68 million tonnes of oil from Russia. The swap scheme with Azerbaijan Belarus should get another 4 million tonnes under contract with Venezuela. As we have informed, the Belarusian State concern 16 December “Belneftekhim” informed that agreement had been reached on deliveries of Russian oil on Belarusian oil refineries in 2012, $ 21.5 million tons.
January 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm #4778
Here is update on Russian crude via JSC P/Ls to refineries in Belarus & Azerbaijan (couple coking refineries/projects at each Azerbaijan Baku new 38MBD coker & Foster Wheeler coker project at Belarus Naftan 2015 ) and mentions Belarus-Azerbaijan crude swap should net more Venezuelan crude supply.
January 3, 2012 at 12:26 am #4775
Thanks for all the great posts and keeping us up-to-date on global refining.
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