.Chaos about the Russianís oil
White Russia will resume the operation of the 'Druschba' (friendship) oil pipeline in the west(of the country?). This announcement was made by a spokesman for the state company Belneftechim, according to the Interfax agency in Minsk. No reasons were given for the discontinuation of the oil delivery to Germany and Poland. A spokesman for the regional White Russian Pipeline cooperation Gomeltransneft said that the oil transportation through the pipeline for delivery to Poland, Germany and the Ukraine has been stopped on the instructions of the White Russian company Belneftechim. The Federal Government confirmed this discontinuation.
Regardless of the already existing tariff agreement, Russia has landed its neighbours with a customs clearance of 180 Dollar for each tonne of oil delivered. The reaction from Minsk was to implement an immediate conveyance fee of 45 Dollar for the transportation to the west. The German Institute for Economic Research (GIER) had demanded cessation of deliveries of Russian oil as a reasoned response of the Federal Government. "We should make clear by all means that this is not acceptable at all", said Claudia Kempfert, expert of GIER, to the news radio NDR Info. "Germany cannot be allowed to suffer because of a conflict between Russia and White Russia." It is widely recognised., that Germany depends too much on the Russian power suppliers. "It has been missed to implement the "away-of-oil-strategy" in a sensible way", I don't understand this bit .
Due to a similar conflict with the big power supplier Gazprom concerning the price of gas in 2007, the central Asian republic Azerbaidschan had stopped their oil deliveries to Russia, in the interim period. The Azerbaidschanís oil company had already stopped their delivery through the pipeline Baku-Nowosibirsk on 1st January, said Socarís export leader Muchtar Babajew.
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