Belarus has delivered diesel and gasoline to Moscow to prevent price rises, President Alexander Lukashenko said.
Belarus has delivered diesel and gasoline to Russia at the request of its neighbor and is ready to further increase supplies if necessary, President Alexander Lukashenko announced during a visit to Moscow on Friday.
The Belarusian leader was quoted by Sputnik as saying his country had shipped 60,000 tons of diesel and gasoline to Russia. The two nations share a common market within the Union State.
“We provided everything the Russian Federation needed. If it proves necessary to further reduce exports to external markets and increase domestic supply, this is not a problem, we will stabilize the situation in our common markets.” » Lukashenko said.
Diesel shortages have been recorded in some regions of Russia, reportedly prompting Moscow to consider slashing exports from Baltic and Black Sea ports.
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Russia plans to cut its fuel exports by almost 25% this month compared to August, amid seasonal refinery maintenance and government efforts to keep more fuel in the country to slow the domestic price growth, Bloomberg reported last week, citing industry data.
Diesel loadings from major Russian ports are set at 1.874 million tonnes this month, the equivalent of 466,000 barrels per day. They are down from about 600,000 barrels per day in August due to limited refinery throughput, according to calculations.
Russia’s September diesel export schedule represents the lowest shipping plan since May this year, when spring refinery maintenance was in place.
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