Date: 3 weeks ago   Category: Energy

Russia and Belarus till June 10 will estimate compensation for pollution of oil in "Friendship" — Rambler News Service


Russia and Belarus have to approve till June 10, 2019 a damage assessment technique from hit in the Friendship pipeline in Belarus of the polluted oil and develop the agreed offers on compensation for damage options. It is said in the protocol following the results of a meeting of Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia and Belarus Dmitry Kozak and Igor Lyashenko who is at the disposal of RNS. "Till June 10, 2019 to develop and approve a technique of assessment of potential damage from hit in the system of the main oil pipelines which are in the territory of Republic of Belarus, low-quality (not conforming to requirements of GOST) of oil and to develop the agreed offers on minimization and options of compensation of the specified damage (with the corresponding calculations and justifications)" — it is said in the document. In addition, the parties agreed till May 29 to develop agreed decisions on additional deliveries in June, 2019 to Novopolotsk oil refinery (Naftan) of oil in volume to 200 thousand tons. In the document it is also specified that the Russian side undertakes obligations for reduction of quality of the oil which is in the second string of the Nevel — Polotsk oil pipeline according to requirements of GOST within one year. On April 19 the Belarusian concern "Belneftekhim" reported that the content of organochlorine connections in the Russian oil delivered on the Druzhba Pipeline in tens of times exceeds extreme values according to the standard. As a result of it supply of oil on "Friendship" in a row of the countries, including to Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany was suspended. Belarus and Poland stated that they expect to receive compensation for supply of low-quality raw materials. Due to an incident criminal case on which four suspects were detained and arrested was brought: CEO of LLC Nefteperevalka Svetlana Balabai, Deputy CEO of LLC Nefteperevalka Rustam Husnutdinov, CEO of LLC Petroneft Asset Vladimir Zhogolev and deputy director of LLC Maguistral Sergey Balandin. Two more persons involved in criminal case — Roman Ruzhechko and Roman Trushev — are put on the wanted list and arrested in absentia. On May 15 the Energy Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak reported that export of standard oil from Russia on the Druzhba Pipeline will be in full restored at the end of May — the beginning of June.

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