Sources: Russia's Safmar to supply less oil than expected to Belarus in January
Moscow. Safmar, the Russian group that controls the assets of tycoon Mikhail Gutseriyev’s family, will supply less oil to energy-hungry Belarus this month than originally agreed, three industry sources told Reuters on Thursday.
Safmar has been the sole Russian oil supplier to refineries in Belarus this month, as Moscow and Minsk have failed to agree on terms of sales for 2020.
According to the sources, Safmar’s Russneft and Neftisa units are now set to supply up to 560,000 tonnes of Urals oil (4.1 million barrels) to Belarus this month, including 100,000 tonnes by rail.