Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has raised the forecast for the volume of redirecting supplies of Belarusian oil products from the ports of Lithuania to Russia to 4-6 mln tons; the necessary agreements are expected to be reached in the near future, the Russian Energy Ministry said in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV channel on Monday, TASS reports.
"As you know, in our north-western cluster there are free ports capacities in Primorsk, St. Petersburg, Ust-Luga. Currently, the details are being worked out. The volumes can range from 4-6 mln tonns of oil products," he said. In early September, the minister said that Belarus would be able to supply about 3-4 mln tonnes through Russian ports.
"We hope that these agreements will be reached in the near future," Novak added.