Belarusian, Ukrainian oil transportation companies extend Mozyr-Brody
MINSK, 23 May (BelTA) - The Belarusian company OAO Gomeltransneft Druzhba
and the Ukrainian company PAO Ukrtransnafta have extended the agreement on
cooperation and interaction with a view to effectively using the system of
long-distance oil pipelines Druzhba in the Mozyr-Brody section, BelTA
learned from Andrei Kozik, Gomeltransneft Druzhba First Deputy Director
General, Chief Engineer.
The document was signed by Gomeltransneft Druzhba Director General Oleg
Pochinok and Ukrtransnafta Director General Nikolai Gavrilenko during the
seventh session of the assembly and the board of the International
Association of Oil Transporters (IAOT) in Minsk on 23 May. The agreement
determines how the Belarusian and Ukrainian companies will proceed to
ensure the accident-free operation of the oil pipeline and all its
structures. Oil transportation recording, coordination of oil
transportation modes, and other aspects are regulated as well.
According to the source, the agreement had to be extended due to
management changes in Gomeltransneft Druzhba and Ukrtransnafta. Apart from
that, the Mozyr-Brody section is in need of regular repairs if reliable
oil deliveries to European countries are to continue.
Acting Chairwoman of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern
Belneftekhim Valentina Krasnykh met with Nikolai Tokarev, Chairman of the
Board, President of the Russian oil transportation company Transneft, on
the sidelines of the IAOT session on 23 May. The sides discussed
Belarusian-Russian interaction in oil transportation affairs.
The International Association of Oil Transporters is a non-governmental
organization that unites oil transportation companies. It was the first
time the session of the organization?s assembly and board had taken place
in Minsk. Gomeltransneft Druzhba acted as the host. The Belarusian company
has been an IAOT member since 2015. The International Association of Oil
Transporters also includes MERO CR (Czechia), Transneft (Russia),
Transpetrol (Slovakia), MOL (Hungary), KazTransOil (Kazakhstan), and China
National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).Taking part in the session were also
representatives of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium and PERN Przyjazn
(Poland) as observers. Ukrtransnafta became a member of the association
during the session.
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