Contents tagged with Druzhba pipeline

  • Belarus to build new pipeline to deliver oil from Ukraine and Baltics

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has signed an order to build an oil pipeline that will supply oil from Ukrainian and Baltic ports, reported by the press service of the President of Belarus.

    "In order to diversify oil supplies to Belarus in 2020-2023, an investment project to build the Gomel-Horki main oil pipeline will be built," the statement said.

    The company responsible for the design and construction of the oil pipeline will be Joint Stock Company Gomeltransneft Druzhba. The …

  • Lukashenko: Russia agrees to Minsk oil supply terms

    Moscow fully agreed to Minsk's proposals for oil supplies to Belarus, said Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, during a government meeting to discuss operations of Belarusian oil refineries.

    "I instructed government officials to review the new proposals of the Russian Federation on the supply of hydrocarbons. They came from the Russians three days ago. I understand that the Russians have completely met our requirements for oil supplies?" asked Lukashenko.

    The head of the Belarusian …

  • Russia to pay Belarus more than $60 million for dirty oil

    Russia and Belarus have signed a protocol on compensation for the dirty oil which ended up in the Druzhba pipeline in spring 2019, based on a calculation of $15 per barrel, said Vladimir Sizov, deputy head of the Belarusian state oil concern Belneftekhim, as cited by BelTA.

    The compensation rate applies to 563,000 tons of dirty oil that was processed by the Mozyr refinery, Belneftekhim spokesperson Alexander Tishchenko explained to RBC. In this way, Belarus could receive $61.6 million from …

  • Lukashenko: Belarus negotiating oil supplies from the US

    The search for alternative oil supplies is "not a bluff" and not a way to raise the stakes before negotiations with Russia, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, as quoted by BelTA.

    According to Lukashenko, in a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he outlined a picture of how Belarus will act if the Russian side does not change its position. The Belarusian leader listed options for alternative oil supply to the country. According to him, it is the supply of Norwegian …

  • Belarus reduces by half Russian oil transit to Europe

    Belarus has sharply cut back on its transit of Russian oil to Europe in the wake of disagreements with Moscow regarding the tariffs for transit through the Druzhba pipeline, and several Russian oil companies’ decision to halt deliveries to Belarusian refineries, reports finanz.ru.

    As of January 14, the transit volume through the Druzhba pipeline towards Poland has been halved to 70,000 tons per day, GomelTransNeft, the Belarusian pipeline operator, told Interfax.

    “Between January 14 and 17 …

  • Belarus seeks alternative to Russian oil

    Belarus has sent offers to purchase oil to enterprises in Ukraine, Poland, the Baltics, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, said Belarusian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Krutoy, as cited by Belta. According to him, the commercial services of the Belarusian Oil Company’s plants are involved in daily negotiations regarding possible oil deliveries.

    Latvia has already said that it is willing to participate in reverse oil deliveries to Belarus, said Latvian Ambassador to Minsk Einars Semanis ahead of a …

  • Dirty oil scandal to cost Russia $5 billion at least

    The crisis surrounding the Druzhba oil pipeline, which was contaminated with organochlorine compounds at the end of April, is turning out to be more serious than even the most pessimistic predictions. The resumption of oil transit to Poland and Germany, initially promised within a week, and later by 21 May, has once again been delayed.

    The new date is 9 or 10 July, said a source familiar with the outcome of the negotiations between the Russian oil transport company Transneft and the Polish …

  • Belarus suspends transit of oil to Ukraine

    The transit of Russian oil from Belarus to Ukraine has been suspended due to the lack of free tankers in Ukraine that could store contaminated  oil, reported the press service of the Belneftekhim Concern.

    The oil routes leading to Ukraine are unstable and pumping has been suspended due to the lack of free tankers in Ukraine that could pump “dirty” oil through the pipelines. According to the new schedule, pumping will resume on night of May 19-20,” the concern noted.

    Belneftekhim also said …

  • Hungary suspends oil supplies from Russia

    The largest Hungarian oil and gas company Magyar Olaj es Gazipari Reszvenytarsasag (MOL) announced that Hungary has suspended Russian oil deliveries through the Druzhba pipeline, reported TASS.

    "MOL continuously monitors the quality of the raw materials coming through the Druzhba pipeline and does not allow low-standard crude oil to arrive in Hungary. Thus far, the quality of the crude oil coming through the pipeline has been in accordance with the regulations, however, we have decided to …