“Ukrtransnafta” were forced to suspend the operation of the oil pipeline “Druzhba”

"Укртранснафта" вынужденно приостановила работу нефтепровода "Дружба"

Transit stopped due to low oil quality.

JSC “Ukrtransnafta” was forced to stop the transit of oil through the main oil pipeline “Mozyr-Brody” (MN “Druzhba”) on 25 April 2019 21:43.

“The decision of the company, in particular, took guided by the agreement on provision of services on oil transportation through the territory of Ukraine. Under the terms of this agreement, Ukrtransnafta has the right to stop the reception of Russian oil, if the raw material does not meet quality indicators. All the material losses borne by the party, not restrained to perform their duties”, – is spoken in the message.

“Ukrtransnafta” has to resort to such actions in connection with the refusal of admission of poor quality of Russian oil delivery and acceptance station “Budkovce” (Slovakia) and due to the lack of available tanks in the acceptance areas of oil “Feneshlitke” (Hungary).

The resumption of oil pumping via the pipeline “Mozyr-Brody” to be announced.

In turn, the “Gomeltransneft Druzhba” reported to the Russian side that the transit in the Western direction is stopped. Verigo said that the supply of oil on another thread is stored in amounts of about 40 thousand tonnes per day that is necessary for transit to Ukraine.