The transit of Russian oil through Ukraine suspended

Транзит российской нефти через Украину приостановлен

The company Ukrtransnafta said that this is due to technical reasons.

The transit of Russian oil via the Friendship pipeline through Ukraine to the EU were resumed on Monday, may 20, but was again suspended for technical reasons. This was reported by the operator of the main oil pipelines of Ukraine’s company Ukrtransnafta.

“On may 20 at 00:00 hours Ukrtransnafta in accordance with the agreed operators of the Friendship graph has resumed the transit of Russian oil to European consumers. Since the early days of the oil transportation company of Ukraine pumped 4 million tons of crude oil towards the EU”, – stated in the message.

The company has suspended transit on Monday in connection with necessity of performance of additional manufacturing operations for the replacement of oil in pipelines.

“At the same time from AO MOL received a message on technical problems on their side. Therefore, Ukrtransnafta will restore pumping of raw materials to the Druzhba pipeline, after confirming the readiness of the Hungarian side to take the oil,” – said in the message.

We will remind, Belarus suspended transit of oil to Ukraine due to the lack of available tanks in Ukraine for pumping dirty Russian oil in the pipeline.

April 19, Belarus announced a sharp deterioration in the quality of oil that comes from Russia via the Druzhba pipeline. The contents of organochlorine compounds exceeded the norm by tens of times.

Ukraine estimates the losses due to incident of oil at a million dollars. According to media reports, the damage due to an emergency may exceed $ 400 million.

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