OREANDA-NEWS. Belarus bought Russian oil from traders without premium to the price of transshipment in Lithuania against the backdrop of a dispute between Moscow and Minsk over supply prices.

This was reported by BelTA agency with reference to the press service of the Belarusian state concern Belneftekhim. The company refused to give the amount of the transaction. “The oil is Russian, but it was taken from traders without a premium. We took into account the short delivery time,” Belneftekhim representative said. It is noted that the Russian owner of this oil could make more money on the delivery even without a premium.

BelTA clarifies that the arrival of two oil tankers in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda is expected in March.