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Russia pays € 3.5 million compensation to Ukraine for pollution of Druzhba oil pipeline

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian company noted that the sum is not final as Transneft continues to reserve the capacities of Ukrtransnafta
18:52, 16 September 2019

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Ukrtransnafta received the compensation in the sum of 3.5 million of euro from Transneft for presence of oil with increased content of organochlorine compounds at the Ukrainian part of Druzhba oil pipeline as the company reported on Facebook.

“From May until September Ukrtransnafta got 3.5 million of euro from Transneft for reservation of capacities of the oil transporting system due to the presence at the Ukrainian part of Druzhba oil pipeline of oil with increased content of organochlorine compounds,” the message said.

The Ukrainian company noted that the sum is not final as Transneft continues to reserve the capacities of Ukrtransnafta.

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Besides, it is explained that the sum of payments is established within the acting agreements and depends on the residue of the volume of poor-quality Russian oil in the oil transporting system of Ukraine as of the first day of each month and the Russian company reserves the capacities for these volumes.

On April 25, 2019, Ukrtransnafta was forced to suspend the transit of oil through the Mozyr-Brody pipeline in connection with information about the flow of low-quality oil from Russia.

On May 11, 2019, the company succeeded to resume the transit of oil to the EU states as the European side confirmed the readiness to admit the oil.

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The Ukrainian operator was forced to suspend the transit of oil on May 21 for the second time as the European partners needed more time for preoperational events.

June 9, Belneftekhim company reported that 450 000 tons of poor-quality oil, which had previously been transported to Belarus via the Druzhba pipeline was pumped back to Russia.

 

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