Oil production in Belarus comes from the northern Pripyat
graben, a very mature region. Production has declined from a peak in
1975 and is continuing to decline. There are few prospects left to
All gas is associated and marketed output is steady, transported within
Belarus has no offshore waters.
Belarus imports most of its oil. Consumption has
recovered a little after declines post the break-up of the Soviet Union
but is unlikely to grow much in the future in a higher price
Gas consumption is increasing with gas being used wherever possible to
replace oil as the economy of the country expands. Imports from Russia
will thus increase after 2009.