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Yulia Tymoshenko lose one's attraction Russian oil

May 12 2005

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said that Ukraine is currently not profitable to buy oil in Russia and other countries.

"There was an interesting situation when the world market price for oil was 318 dollars per tonne, while Russia offers Ukraine to buy oil at $ 340 per ton. This is due to the fact that for many years in Ukraine the actual monopoly of Russian oil ", - said Tymoshenko.

The Prime Minister noted that Russia has increased export duties on oil to 83 dollars per ton to 102 dollars per ton, and from 1 June 2005. - Up to $ 136 per ton. "For us today it does not matter - or the world to buy Russian oil," - said the head of the Ukrainian government. She noted that at a price of $ 318 per ton in the Ukrainian market can stay current gasoline prices while maintaining the profitability of oil refineries on the level of 13-15%.

According to Tymoshenko, the oil flows into the Black Sea are tens of millions of tons. According to the Prime Minister, Ukraine could switch to the purchase of oil, for example, Kazakh and other countries, which is transported across the Black Sea, with the further delivery of the Ukrainian oil refineries on an oil pipeline Odessa-Brody oil pipelines and networks, riparian, RBC reports.

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