Belarus to get 8-9 mln tonnes of duty-free oil from Russia in 2010

MINSK, December 11 (Itar-Tass) - Belarus will get 8-9 million tonnes of duty-free oil from Russia in early 2010, Belarusian First Vice-Premier Vladimir Semashko said on Friday in his comments on the bilateral talks that took place in Moscow on December 10.

"We've agreed to begin work on oil supplies to Belarus in the beginning of the year in those volumes that we have now. Approximately 8-9 million tonnes will be exported duty-free," he said.

In 2010 Belarus hopes to get 21 million tonnes of Russian oil.

Semashko noted that Russia's oil duty will not be collected. At the same time Russia and Belarus will share a duty on supply of petroleum products.

He said the two countries' presidents instructed their governments to regulate the issue of gas exports before the end of the year.

Semashko stressed that no agreement on Russian gas exports to Belarus in 2010 has been reached so far.


Partners: Social Network