Belarusian refineries - "Naftan" (Novopolotsk, Vitebsk region) and Mozyr (Gomel oblast), announced the termination of deliveries of Russian oil from January 1 in the absence of the contract.
"We are working with reduced loading on the remains of raw materials which have been accumulated in December. Contracts for the supply of oil is still not concluded, delivery is missing on 1 January," - said "Interfax" the representative of the refinery.
a Representative of another plant also said that the situation in comparison with the situation at 31 December have not changed, contracts for the supply of oil there.
the companies say that current reserves of crude oil will allow to save the download of the refinery to a technologically acceptable level until mid-January.
As reported, Belarus on New year's eve are unable to agree with Russian oil companies about the conditions of oil supplies from January 1, 2020.
the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on 31 December in the evening ordered in the next few days to find alternative sources of oil supplies to Belarus in addition to Russian.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov before it stated that the agreements with Belarus on oil is not achieved, the dialogue will continue.
According to CDU TEK, Russian oil companies in 2019, reduced oil supplies to Belarus by 2.2% to 17.6 million tonnes.