Belarus halted exports of base oils and finished lubricants this month in an effort to mitigate a potential energy crisis after Russia cut off crude oil deliveries to the country.
The government in Minsk is trying to minimize the local impacts after Moscow halted crude deliveries beginning Jan. 1. The two sides have not yet agreed to renewed contracts for Russias crude exports to Belarus. Russia has said it will raise prices if Belarus does not agree to closer economic integration.
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