“Precarpathians” is preparing to resume shipments of diesel fuel in the pipeline “Samara-West direction”

"ПрикарпатЗападтранс" готовится к возобновлению поставок дизтоплива по нефтепродуктопроводу "Самара-Западное направление"

“Precarpathians” is preparing to resume shipments of diesel fuel in the pipeline “Samara-West direction”.

Subsidiary “Precarpathians”, exploiting the Ukrainian section of the pipeline “Samara – West direction” for the transportation of diesel fuel of Russian and Belarusian production, is preparing in may to resume work after a two year hiatus. This was stated by the Director of the enterprise Sergey Pshenichny, writes “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“Now the preparations continue for the restoration of reliable and safe operation of the pipeline. I hope that at the end of may will be held the first test pumping of the loading station in Novograd-Volynsky” he said.

According to the Director, initiated customs clearance process of about 30 thousand tons of diesel fuel contained in the pipeline, for its subsequent replacement on the product quality Euro-5. In the future it is planned to transport diesel fuel only this brand.

As noted by Wheat, have already been inspected, and resumed operation of key elements of the pipeline.

At the same time on line operation dispatcher stations, Novohrad-Volynskyi (Zhytomyr region) and the village Smyga (Rivne region) prepared station equipment – valves, pipelines, carried out calibration of tanks, inspected and repaired railway sidings, alarm systems and fire extinguishing systems.

“The main problem remain illegal tie for the purpose of theft of diesel fuel. Plan to join efforts with colleagues from the state of the company “Ukrtransnafta” and to initiate tougher penalties on damage to oil and product pipelines,” said Wheat.

“Precarpathians” operates part of the pipeline “Samara – West direction” of about 1,100 thousand km and is designed for pumping diesel fuel from Russia and Belarus for domestic needs of Ukraine and for transit to Europe, particularly in Hungary. The design capacity of the mainline – 3.5 million tons per year.

At the end of December 2015, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine allowed the Swiss International Trading Partners AG (ITP) to purchase shares of the company JSC “South-West joint-stock company of pipeline transport of oil products”, the ownership of which is DP “Precarpathians”. In March 2016, the Russian “Transneft” has declared the closing of the sale of the Ukrainian pipeline International Trading Partners AG.