On May 14, the Russian Transneft, the Hungarian MOL Group, the Slovak Transpetrol and JSC Ukrtransnafta discussed the issues of compensating additional expenses for non-standard work related to the displacement of off-grade oil from the Druzhba pipeline. The press service of the company reports it.
This question is not provided in the current agreement on the provision of services for the transit of Russian oil. Therefore, the parties agree on an additional contract to the existing agreement, according to which the settlement will take place. The terms and conditions for compensation of additional expenses of JSC Ukrtransnafta will be determined.
“Now the company has released one thread of the Druzhba oil pipeline from oil with a high content of organochlorine compounds, which made it possible to resume transit through the Ukrainian section of the pipeline”, JSC Ukrtransnafta reported.
In accordance with the schedule approved by all interested parties, oil with a high content of organochlorine will be pumped in batches to European consumers.
“Complete pumping of off-grade Urals oil from the territory of Ukraine to Hungary and Slovakia can take from four to six months. This period depends on the concentration of organochlorine compounds in the remnants of raw materials”, the company noted.
Recall that the Belarusian company Belneftekhim announced the deterioration in the quality of Urals export oil coming through the pipeline from Russia on April 19 for the first time. Separate tests showed excess of permissible norm of chlorides in 100 times.
On April 22, the Belarusian concern Belneftekhim limited the export of gasoline and diesel.
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 forcedly suspended the work of the Druzhba pipeline. Due to this situation, about 5 million tons of “dirty” oil accumulated in the Druzhba pipeline.
On May 6, a new batch of Russian oil arrived at the Mozyr Oil Refinery. A sampling was carried out, which confirmed the compliance of the raw materials with the standards.