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 that there will be no oil transit flows to Poland either.
Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Igor Lyashenko said that oil transit from the Russia to Poland along the Druzhba pipeline could resume within 7 days.
The concern’s press service also said that Belneftekhim specialists and their Russian counterparts are working to create a new schedule for replacing the oil with clean oil for further transit to European destinations.
“A new production schedule is being developed to replace the oil available to PJSC Transneft that has increased levels of organochlorine with clean oil for further transit to all destinations in Europe along the Druzhba, as well to Naftan JSC,” the message reads.
The concern reported that the Mozyr Oil Refinery is operating as normal, despite ongoing equipment repairs.
On April 19, the Belneftekhim concern reported that it received a supply of contaminated oil from the Russia. On April 24, the transit of “dirty” Russian oil to Europe was stopped.