Dvorkovich following the results of the government Commission on fuel and Energy sector on February 17, instructed the Ministry of energy, Ministry of Finance and 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 Tatneft and Gazprom, it follows from the copies of the report of the Commission (has). Companies were encouraged to suspend fuel supplies to Belarus.
As reported by two participants in the meeting, the sharp rise in the supply of petroleum products raised the head of the FCS Andrei Belyaninov. He said that this leads to a reduction of income to the Russian budget.
Delivery volumes were not announced, said one of the participants. Protocol dictates that companies must provide to the government copies of the documents and calculations related to the payment of customs duties for this shipment. From relevant agencies Dvorkovich waiting for the report on the losses of the budget.
According to railway freight forwarders, “daughter” “Tatneft” LLC “Tatneft-TRANS” has put to Belarus in January 2016 25 thousand tons of gasoline. This is 50% of the total delivered in January Russian gas to Belarus. For comparison, “LUKOIL-Nizhegorodagrsnab” exported in January 2016 4.4 thousand tonnes, structures “Rosneft” — 0,361 THD In February “Tatneft-TRANS” has stopped deliveries.
“The enterprise of industrial railway transport” (part of Gazprom) exported in January to Belarus by 15 thousand tons of gas condensate distillate (petroleum, which produces gas while processing), significantly reducing the supply in February (1.9 kt). The share of structures “Gazprom” deliveries in the January to 83.6%.
As said one of the traders, such supplies come from farms in the Smolensk region either directly with the processing subsidiaries of oil companies in Belarus are exempt from customs duties since Belarus is with Russia in Eurasian economic Union.
Thus, the company, according to the source , developing the supply of petroleum products, has won twice: to minimize taxes, as deliveries to Belarus are not exporting, and have earned, since the first two months of 2016 to supply gasoline to the Belarusian market, where prices at the gas station almost European, it was cheaper than the Russian gas stations.
According to officials of the Ministry of energy, supply of oil products to Belarus “Tatneft” and “Gazprom” is suspended. The representative “Gazprom” has failed to promptly provide a comment, and a representative of Tatneft on phone calls are not answered. Press Secretary of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko Andrei Popov was not able to quickly comment on the situation.