Starting from May 1, Russian Railways to provide discounts on export shipments of crude oil to Belarus

Russian Railways OJSC under the chairmanship of Oleg Belozerov, CEO of the company, decided to establish discounts within the tariff corridor for the export transportation of crude oil in tanks from a number of stations of the South Ural Railroad to the station Barbarov and Novopolotsk of the Belarusian Railways when traveling through the Russian border stations of Zlynka and Rudnya, BelTA learned.

The size of the discount will be: 26.3% for transportation from Sorochinskaya station; 33.5% when transporting from Buzuluk, Kargala, Orenburg and Krasnogvardeets stations.

"The special tariff will come into force on May 1 and will remain in effect until the end of this year, provided that the total guaranteed volume of crude oil transportation along these routes is at least 0.95 million tons in the period from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021," the press service says.

Russian Railways recalled that a long-term 50% discount was previously introduced for the transportation of oil products from Barbarov and Novopolotsk stations in the direction of the port stations of the Oktyabrskaya Railway, as well as for the return of empty tanks from such transportation. This special condition will remain in effect until the end of 2025.

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