Russian Transneft and Ukrtransnafta JSC settled the issue of compensation for oil with a high content of organochlorine compounds entering the Ukrainian section of Druzhba pipeline. This was stated by Head of the Russian company Nikolai Tokarev, BusinessCensor reports.
“An agreement on resolving the issue of contaminated oil with Ukrtransnafta has been achieved”, the Head of Transneft said.
He also said that the company has already signed documents with the Hungarian MOL on compensation for damage caused by contaminated oil.
“Everything has already been signed, all payments have been made by Transneft”, said the Head of the operator of Russian oil pipelines, without commenting on commercial details.
Recall that on May 14, in Bratislava, the Russian Transneft, the Hungarian MOL Group, the Slovak Transpetrol and Ukrtransnafta JSC considered compensation for the additional costs of non-standard work related to the displacement of substandard oil from Druzhba pipeline.
Earlier it was reported that the Belarusian company Belneftekhim on April 19 for the first time had announced a deterioration in the quality of Urals brand oil exported via the pipeline from Russia. Separate samples showed an excess of the permissible norm of chlorides by 100 times.
On April 22, the Belarusian concern Belneftekhim limited gasoline and diesel exports.
In the evening of April 24, Poland stopped the transit of oil from Belarus to Germany because of the “risk of a serious industrial accident”. The next day (April 25), Ukrtransnafta also had to suspend the operation of Druzhba oil pipeline. In connection with this situation, about 5 million tons of contaminated oil was accumulated in Druzhba pipeline.