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Ukrtransnafta completely ends displacement of oil with high concentration of chlororganics

Source : 112 Ukraine

Slovakia and Hungary refused to accept Russian oil due to the getting of chlororganics in Druzhba pipeline
18:49, 22 January 2020

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Ukrtransnafta reported on the end of the displacement of Russian oil with high concentration of chlororganics from the Ukrainian part of the Druzhba oil pipeline up to the Slovakia-Ukraine border on January 18. On January 21, the oil was displaced up to oil custody transfer station Budkovtse as Ukrtransnafta reported on Facebook.

During the displacement of Russian oil with a high concentration of chlororganics, Ukrtransnafta daily along with the international surveyor SGS checked the quality of oil coming from Russia and did not spot recurrence of coming of contaminated raw material.

Since getting of polluted Russian oil, the operators of the Druzhba oil pipeline improved the system of control of the quality of raw material to protect from the possible recurrence of such cases in the future.

Related: Russia stops oil supplies to Belarus

It is noted that during the whole period of time of displacement of poor-quality Russian oil through the Ukrainian part of the Druzhba oil pipeline, Transneft reserved the production capacity of Ukrtransnafta and paid 4,336 of euro compensation from May 2019 until January 2020.

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.

The Ukrainian operator was forced to suspend the transit of oil on May 21, 2019 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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