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19 April 2022, 19:15

Oil refining in Belarus now optimized to meet domestic market needs

Yuri Nazarov. An archive photo
Yuri Nazarov. An archive photo

MINSK, 19 April (BelTA) – Due to the introduction of sanctions Belarus has optimized oil refining to meet needs of the domestic market, BelTA learned from Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Yuri Nazarov.

Speaking about the workload of Belarusian oil refineries, Yuri Nazarov said: “In view of restrictions, including those based on sanctions, we've optimized oil refining at two oil refineries of ours in order to meet needs of the domestic market.”

Mozyr Oil Refinery was founded in 1971. It specializes in making and selling oil products. The staple products include gasoline and diesel fuel with low sulfur content, household furnace oil, household gas, commercial butane, and illuminating kerosene.

The Novopolotsk-based oil refinery Naftan was established in 1958. The enterprise makes oil refining products that are used in almost all branches of the national economy: motor gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, vacuum gas oil, aromatic hydrocarbons, petroleum bitumen, lubricating oils, furnace oil. The oil refinery boasts a well-developed infrastructure of commodity and raw material parks, fuel transfer railway terminals, an extensive transport system, including railway networks, to enable the receipt, storage and shipment of raw materials and oil products.

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