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Belneftekhim: Restrictions on export of Belarus' oil products removed

Economy 22.05.2019 | 09:19

MINSK, 22 May (BelTA) – Restrictions on the export of Belarusian petroleum products have been lifted. These restrictions were imposed following the inflow of tainted Russian oil, Chairman of Belneftekhim Concern Andrei Rybakov told reporters on 21 May, BelTA has learned.

“The ban on the export has been removed completely; however, one condition remains – to fully meet the domestic demand,” Andrei Rybakov said.

At present the domestic market has no shortage of quality fuel.

“Belneftekhim is no longer managing export in manual mode. Petroleum products are exported in automatic mode, with no restrictions,” Andrei Rybakov added.

BelTA reported earlier that on 19 April Belneftekhim registered a massive decrease in the quality of the Russian oil mixture Urals flowing in transit into the main oil pipeline section operated by OAO Gomeltransneft Druzhba. The concentration of chlororganic compounds in oil exceeded standard thresholds dozens of times over. Both Belarusian oil refineries – Naftan and Mozyr Oil Refinery – were forced to reduce their workload and experienced financial losses. Clean oil in the Druzhba oil pipeline reached the Belarusian border on 2 May. The workload of Naftan is still reduced.

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