Belarus resumed oil supplies to Poland after scheduled work on the Druzhba pipeline. The work was carried out from June 8 to June 13, at which time the oil pumping was suspended.
Repairs were carried out on the 227th kilometer of the Mozyr-Brest oil pipeline, according to a press release from Gomeltransneft Druzhba. A section of the pipeline with a length of 250 m was replaced. “The work is aimed at increasing the reliability of the main oil pipeline at the site,” the company said.
In April 2019, the Belarusian industrial concern Belneftekhim complained about a sharp deterioration in the quality of oil exported from Russia via the Druzhba pipeline. After that, European companies suspended purchases of Russian raw materials. Transneft argued that the exported oil was deliberately contaminated with organochlorine compounds.
Read about the settlement of claims related to the supply of contaminated oil in the material of “Kommersant” “Chlorine oil is leaking into the past.”