10 May 2011, Tuesday, 11:23

Russian Ministry of agriculture increases POL deliveries for agrarians at reduced prices

author: Galya Nabieva

Because of the growth of the rates of spring field works and growing demand in fuel Russian Ministry of power engineering and Ministry of agriculture reached joint decision to increase the deliveries of POL for the agrarians, as the Minister of agriculture RF Elena Skrynnik reported at the meeting of the interdepartmental workgroup in Volgograd. The fuels will be delivered within the limits of the agreed annual volumes. The oil companies are recommended to continue fuel deliveries at reduced prices, the press-service of Russian Ministry of agriculture reports.

The meeting was held in accordance with the instructions of the Chairman of the Government RF Vladimir Putin and the situation with fuel reserves in the regions, the provision of needs of the regions in the additional fuel volumes and fuel prices during the sowing campaign were under discussion there.

Elena Skrynik has announced the unprecedented measures of Russian Government on supplying agrarians with POL. The practical fuel discount for the agrarians reaches 30% of the wholesale price.

It should be noted that the agreement concerning either fuel price reduction or maintaining the fuel prices for agrarians on the appropriate level has been signed between the Government RB and JSC “BASHNEFT” still in the beginning of March. Thanks to this agreement the Republican agricultural producers are provided with the fuels and lubricants for the field works in 2011. 84,11 thousand tons of diesel fuel and 6,33 thousand tons of “A-80” benzene have to be delivered for the Republican agrarians at reduced prices.