10 Nov 2010 18:11

Russia, Tajikistan plan to check possibility of duty-free oil product deliveries by 2011

MOSCOW. Nov 10 (Interfax) - Russia and Tajikistan have agreed to check by next year the possibility of reviving duty-free deliveries of oil products from Russia to Tajikistan, Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko said after a session of the intergovernmental commission of the two countries.

"The key understanding of the commission is that by January 2011 we will thrash out all aspects of amending the indicative fuel balance with the purpose of returning to duty-free deliveries of oil products," he said.

Quoting the balance the minister said that Russian oil product deliveries to Tajikistan average 0.5-0.55 million tonnes a year.