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Belarus suspends export of light oil products to Ukraine

23 April 2019Інтерфакс-Україна

Belarus has suspended the export of light petroleum products to Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic countries due to the supply of poor-quality oil from Russia.

Deputy Director General of the Belarusian Oil Company Sergei Grib said this at the seminar-conference “Export of Belneftekhim products to the EU”, BelTA reported.

“We have suspended the export of light oil products, gasoline and diesel fuel to Ukraine, the Baltic countries and Poland. At the moment, the contractual obligations are put on hold until we resolve the issue with Russian oil,” he said.

The decision to suspend the export is aimed at meeting the domestic demand in full.

According to him, Belarus is working to ensure that the decision to suspend the export of light oil products does not entail sanctions under contracts.

As it was reported, the quality of Russian export oil mixture Urals delivered in transit via the main oil pipeline of OAO Gomeltransneft Druzhba has dropped drastically in the last few days. Substandard oil has damaged the expensive equipment at the Mozyr Oil Refinery.

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