Belarus to Receive Less Oil from Russia Than Expected in 2013 - Official

October 17, 2013

In 2013 Russia will export less oil to Belarus than planned, the government news agency BelTA has reported, citing First Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko as telling the 18th Belarusian Energy and Ecology Congress on October 16.

“Earlier I stated that we intended to export 23 million tonnes of oil from Russia, but most likely this volume will be lower for a number of reasons," said Vladimir Semashko.

In 2013, Russia and Belarus have different positions in part of the annual oil supply volumes. Russia offered 18.5 million tonnes per year. However, Belarus was willing to get a total of 23 million tonnes.

Copyright: BelTA, 2013 .