Belarusian Gas Stations Lifted Restrictions on Petrol Sale

08.06.2011 15:00

Belarusian gas stations have fully lifted limits and restrictions on motor fuel sale to citizens, imposed after the official 55% devaluation of the Belarusian ruble. This information has been confirmed by Belorusneft, Lukoil, Gazprom Neft.

However, there remains Belneftekhim requirement to sell fuel to foreigners only for currency, AFN.

As Telegraf previously reported, Belneftekhim has already raised retail gasoline prices four times since the beginning of the year. The last price increase (about 31%) took place on June 7, having virtually tied the cost of fuel to the dollar rate.

In addition, Belarus has introduced restrictions on the fuel purchase. So, some gas stations in Vitsebsk have started imposing restrictions on sale of diesel fuel and A-92 gasoline for private cars.

«Lukoil» gas station has imposed restrictions only on diesel fuel. Here, it’s been sold only to legal persons under 20 liters per passenger car and 100 liters per truck.

Minsk motorists have also faced with the problem of filling tanks at Belorusneft gas stations. June 3, one could fill no more than 25 liters of gasoline at Belorusneft gas station at Praspekt Peramojtsau.