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15 July 2016, 19:57

Gazprom interested in natural gas transit via Belarus

Director General of OAO Gazprom Transgaz Belarus Vladimir Mayorov
Director General of OAO Gazprom Transgaz Belarus Vladimir Mayorov

ORSHA, 15 July (BelTA) – Gazprom is interested in gas transit via Belarus, BelTA learned from Director General of OAO Gazprom Transgaz Belarus Vladimir Mayorov on 15 July.

On 15 July Vladimir Mayorov took part in the solemn ceremony to open the sport facility Olimpiyets in Orsha. The facility was built by OAO Gazprom Transgaz Belarus in association with the Orsha District Executive Committee as part of the social program Gazprom for Children in Belarus. The company allocated over Br37.5 billion (before redenomination) for the project. Plans have been made to build several other sport facilities in various towns and cities across Belarus in the future as part of the program.

“We build social facilities in Belarus at the expense of our profits. We expect that we are going to earn profits, going to enjoy a sound financial status and will build more in the future. These are our plans. We accomplish them through our labor by keeping the gas transportation system in proper order. As the parent company Gazprom is interested in giving us transit volumes to allow the Belarusian enterprise to work successfully,” stressed Vladimir Mayorov.

The public joint-stock company (OAO) Gazprom Transgaz Belarus is a daughter enterprise of the Russian company Gazprom. The Belarusian enterprise is wholly owned by the Russian company. The Belarusian enterprise is headquartered in Minsk and employs a total of 6,800 people. Gazprom Transgaz Belarus makes sure that consumers in Belarus get natural gas without interruptions and also acts as a reliable partner in the international system designed to transport Russian natural gas.

Gazprom Transgaz Belarus' physical infrastructure includes over 7,900km of trunk pipelines and gas pipeline branches, 13 compressor station, 227 gas distribution stations, seven gas-measuring stations, and 27 automobile gas refueling compressor stations. The gas transportation system also includes three underground gas storage facilities: the Osipovichskoye one and the Pribugskoye one that use water-supplying structures and the Mozyrskoye one that uses rock salt deposits.

OAO Gazprom Transgaz Belarus operates the Belarusian section of the Yamal-Europe transcontinental gas pipeline. Owned by Russian Gazprom, the Belarusian section is 575km long and has five compressor stations.

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