“Gazprom” continued to supply fuel to the Minsk despite the government’s request


According to railway freight forwarders, LLC “Enterprise of industrial railway transport” (part of Gazprom) has exported since the beginning of March in Belarus 8,5 thousand tons of distillate gas condensate (can be used as diesel fuel and in the production of high-octane gasoline). In February the company exported just 1.9 tonnes in January — 15 thousand tons.

The decline in exports in February, most likely due to the results of the meeting of the government Commission on fuel and energy complex (FEC). Its Chairman, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, recommended that “Gazprom” and “Tatneft” to suspend deliveries of petroleum products to Belarus and the energy Ministry, Finance Ministry and Federal customs service (FCS) has commissioned to understand the reasons for the sharp increase in the supply subsidiaries of Tatneft and Gazprom, it follows from the copies of the report of the Commission.

“Daughter” “Tatneft”, OOO “Tatneft-TRANS”, generally did not export oil to Belarus in February, according to data forwarders. Data on deliveries “Tatneft-TRANS” in March yet.

The representative of Gazprom said that subsidiaries of the monopoly, the company increased deliveries of oil to Belarus in 2015 due to favorable market conditions. The resumption of supplies in March, the representative refused to comment. In “Tatneft” the situation has not yet commented.

As reported two members of the Commission on the fuel and Energy sector, 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.

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The volume of deliveries has not been 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.

Press Secretary Dvorkovich alia Samigullina refused to comment. In an interview with “RIA Novosti” she said that some Russian companies have suspended deliveries of oil to Belarus before the February session of the governmental Commission on fuel and energy complex

“This issue was discussed at the Commission on FEC in February, headed by Dvorkovich. The Commission decided to give such a recommendation. Some companies even before the session was suspended delivery”, — quotes its Agency.