Earlier this month, it was leaked that Mol would pay the Ukrainians for the transit of Russian crude through the Ukrainian section of the Friendship Pipeline. an amount much higher than the previous transit fee. Subsequently, a government official, Gergely Gulyás, confirmed that an agreement had been reached that the Russian supplier would continue to deliver crude oil to Mol at the Ukrainian-Hungarian border, and that the oil company would pay directly to the Ukrainian operator Ukrtransnafta for transit through the oil transport system. .
And now they arrive details about the expected transit fees: Ukrtransnafta intends to raise the transit fee for Russian crude oil passing through the Ukrainian section of the Barátság pipeline in two steps, Kommersant reported, referring to data obtained from market participants by the Argus agency and data from its own sources. It is expected that the price of pumping Russian oil will be as follows:
- From June 1, 2023, the tariff will increase by 25%, 17 euros per ton rises thereafter
- with an additional 23.5% from August 1, 21 euros per ton rise.
Planned increase in the cost of delivery through the territory of Ukraine it will be the second since the beginning of 2023, the portal notes – the tariff was raised for the first time on January 1 by 18.3%, to 13.6 euros/ton. The reasons for the increase were unofficially attributed to rising costs and the lack of electricity in Ukraine, the lack of fuel and spare parts, as well as increasing security costs due to the continuous destruction of Ukrainian energy infrastructure was marked.
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