Russia stops oil supplies to Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The refinery load has been reduced to a minimum technologically permissible level
14:00, 3 January 2020

Russia has stopped oil supplies to Belarus, two refineries in the country continue to operate, but their loading has been reduced to the minimum permissible level. It was reported by TASS with reference to Belneftekhim.

"Russian oil is not being supplied. The refinery load has been reduced to the minimum technologically permissible level," the concern noted.

They also said that Minsk was working on contracts for oil supplies in January, including supplies from alternative sources.

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"The concern is engaged in contract processing for oil supplies in January, not only from Russia, but also from other sources," it was added.

As we reported earlier, President of Ukrane Volodymyr Zelensky instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to diversify the supply of gas, oil, oil products and anthracite to 30% from one source. By decree No. 874, he approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on urgent measures to ensure energy security that day.

“To ensure the development by July 1, 2020, of the diversification of sources and routes of supplies of oil, oil products, natural and liquefied gas, coal of anthracite grades, providing for supplies from a single source of not more than 30% of the total supply, and make an appropriate decision,” Cabinet of Ministers received such an order.

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