The Russian oil giant Rosneft and the Belarusian refineries have signed contracts to supply oil to Belarus, interfax.by reports.
“Deliveries will be carried out under the conditions previously reported by the company — at a premium of $ 5 per ton,” the agency learned in Rosneft.
“We expect to get 2 million tons of oil. As for the premium, I can repeat what I said two weeks ago: the supply of Russian oil will be carried out without premium,” said Belarusian Prime Minister Siarhey Rumas on April 2.
De facto, the premium will be paid, but Russia is to reimburse the costs of the Belarusian side “through inter-budgetary relations. The amount of such compensation may reach about $90 million in 2020.