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Plans to commission sulfated bleached pulp plant in Belarusian Svetlogorsk in Q4 2019
17 May, 16:50
Sergei Rumas said: “Unfortunately, we've been unable to come to terms with the Chinese general contractor recently and get it to honor its contractual commitments and commission the plant. We are doing it using our own resources.”
Igor Lyashenko. An archive photo
Belarus to insist on compensations for direct, indirect loses caused by tainted Russian oil
17 May, 16:45
The official said: “The direct losses are simple to understand – broken equipment. Competent groups are working on it. The Russian side has assured us that Belarus will get compensations for documented expenses. Naturally, we've raised the issue of indirect losses, too.”
Russia, Belarus discuss resumption of Druzhba pipeline oil supplies
17 May, 16:25
“Experts of Belneftekhim and its divisions are in Moscow to negotiate primarily technical issues of resuming the work of the Druzhba pipeline with Russian colleagues. The parties are working on the new production schedule to localize off-spec crude oil in the Druzhba pipeline and replace it with untainted oil to ensure further transit to all European destinations and also to the Naftan oil refinery,” Belneftekhim said.
Belarusian oil refinery Naftan strapped for quality oil
17 May, 16:00
The workload of OAO Naftan is still reduced due to the Surgut-Polotsk oil pipeline lacking the capacity to deliver untainted oil in sufficient amounts. The Unecha-Polotsk pipeline Naftan used in the past to get oil is polluted with organic chlorides and remains idle.
Belarus' Minsk Oblast trade with China up 17% in 2018
17 May, 15:51
In Q1 2019 Minsk Oblast's trade with China exceeded $412 million, up 27% from January-March 2018. Belarus exported its goods worth almost $159 million and imported $254 million worth of Chinese products.
Central banks of Belarus, Russia discussing monetary management policy
17 May, 14:02
It is the 50th session on record. At the beginning Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) Pavel Kallaur stressed that this year it will be 20 years since this form of meetings and discussions was embraced.
Belgospishcheprom, Azerbaijan Industrial Corporation sign protocol of cooperation
17 May, 13:25
Under the protocol, the parties will arrange shipments of tobacco products between the Azertabak agro-industrial complex and the Grodno tobacco factory Neman (part of Belgospishcheprom), organize bilateral meetings and exchange share best industry practices.
Belarusian Molodechno, Chinese Yunfu to advance cooperation in economy, social sphere
17 May, 13:21
The sides have agreed to support friendly relations between residents of the two cities, help establish economic and trade contacts, cooperate and arrange exchange programs in the spheres of science and technology, education, culture, and other areas.
Prime ministers of Belarus, Russia to discuss Druzhba pipeline situation next week
17 May, 09:21
“The next meeting will take place at a higher level,” said Igor Lyashenko when asked about the next possible meeting between the representatives of Russia and Belarus to discuss the situation around the Druzhba pipeline.
Dmitry Kozak. Photo by TASS
Belarus-Russia working group to assess damage from polluted oil
17 May, 09:00
According to Russian vice premier Dmitry Kozak, Russia and Belarus are busy with estimating the losses from the contaminated oil. “We have no disagreements regarding the need for Russia's compensation, but it should be calculated," he said.
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