Ukraine and Belarus may establish a joint venture to manage the pipeline “Odessa – Brody”

Украина и Беларусь могут создать совместное предприятие для управления нефтепроводом "Одесса - Броды"

Ukraine and Belarus will discuss the possibility of establishing a joint venture for the resumption of oil transportation through the pipeline “Odessa – Brody”.

The Minister of energy and the environmental protection of Ukraine Alexey Orzhel said at a meeting of the Ukrainian-Belarusian partnership in the energy sector, reports Biznestsentr with reference to the press service of the Ministry.

“It was about the organization of oil supplies to Belarus through Ukraine, using oil pipeline “Odessa – Brody”. As well as creating a joint venture that would be responsible for the transportation of oil to Belarusian oil refinery “Mozyr oil refinery”. To thoroughly study these proposals, the parties agreed to establish a working group”, -stated in the message.

According to Lukashenko, the Russian side actually pushes Minsk to world prices, and in this situation to buy Russian oil is relatively low quality is not profitable.

Lukashenka recalled the route for oil supplies via the pipeline from Odessa, and have also made purchases of Russian oil in reverse from Gdansk, purchases from Iran, USA or UAE.

In October of Belarus announced the achievement of agreements on delivery of oil from Kazakhstan, however, it is necessary to solve the issue of transit of raw materials from Russia.