MINSK, July 1 (Itar-Tass) - The pumping of Russian oil products through oil mainlines located in the territory of Belarus from now on will cost higher by about 12.7 percent. The republic on Thursday introduces a higher tariff for the services of oil products' transportation. The country's Economics Ministry adopted a resolution on raising the tariffs on April 29.
The ministry's press service said that the resolution was adopted in accordance with the Belarusian-Russian intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the use of oil mainlines. The new tariff is set at the rate of 1.6 US dollars per 1 tonnes of oil products transported at a distance of 100 kilometres. The previous tariff was 1.42 US dollars.
The private unitary enterprise Zapad-Transnefteprodukt, a daughter company of Russia's company Yugo-Zapad-Transnefteprodukt, is engaged in the transportation of Russian oil products through main oil pipelines in the territory of Belarus.