June 21, 2019 / 9:54 AM / 4 months ago

Belarus to assess tainted oil losses after Aug-Sept maintenance - source

MINSK, June 21 (Reuters) - Belarus will assess its direct losses from a major Russian oil contamination once maintenance has been carried out at its refineries over August and September, a source close to talks between Russia and Belarus told Reuters on Friday.

Russia has agreed to supply 30,000 tonnes of crude oil to Belarus’s Naftan refinery to compensate for a shortfall of supply due to the contamination, the source said.

Russia and Belarus are discussing the possibility of Russia supplying a further 170,000 tonnes of crude to Belarus, the source said. (Reporting by Andrey Makhovsky; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Dale Hudson)

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