Russia's state-controlled oil pipeline monopoly Transneft hopes to resume oil supplies on Tuesday evening to Belarus, suspended at the end of last year over a price row, a Transneft spokesman said.
Igor Dyomin told RIA Novosti that Russia and Belarus had agreed on the price, but declined to elaborate.
"We have information that Russian and Belarussian companies have agreed on the price for oil supplies. Oil supply contracts are now being closed. Supplies will be resumed after our dispatch control center gets all the necessary documents. It may happen as early as today in the evening," Dyomin said.
Russia's second largest oil producer LUKoil, the core oil supplier to Belarus, said it had no information that relevant agreements had been signed.
"As of yesterday, there were no agreements," a LUKoil spokesperson said.
MOSCOW, January 25 (RIA Novosti)