Russia and Belarus are working on the issue of redirecting supplies of oil products from the ports of Lithuania to the Russian Federation, said the head of the Russian Ministry of Energy Alexander Novak.
According to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Russian and Belarusian companies should work out economic conditions for redirecting oil supplies from Lithuanian ports to Russia.
Novak noted that this issue was discussed on Thursday, September 3, at a meeting of the prime ministers of the Russian Federation and Belarus in Minsk. Russia is interested in the supply of oil products sold through third countries through Russian ports such as St. Petersburg and Ust-Lug.
The head of the Ministry of Energy noted that for this it is necessary to work out economic conditions between transport companies, port companies, and Belneftekhim.
“Actually, we will also deal with this at the present time in accordance with the instructions of the Prime Minister,” the minister stressed.
In 2017, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, on a presidential order, worked out the issue of redirecting the supply of oil products from the ports of Lithuania to Russia.