Belarusian oil refinery starts processing Azerbaijani oil
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 5/ Trend, E. Ismayilov /
Belarusian oil refinery in Mozyr started processing of Azerbaijani oil, SOCAR's senior official said on Friday.
Azerbaijan oil is supplied to Belarus via the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline, which started its work in averse mode.
Earlier Azerbaijani oil pumping via the pipeline has been suspended because of repair work at the Mozyr oil refinery.
The source said pumping oil via the pipeline has been restored as the Mozyr oil refinery started its work, which now refines Azerbaijani oil.
"Oil has bee delivered to the oil refinery. Technical reconstruction was conducted at the refinery, and now its processes Azerbaijani oil," SOCAR representative said.
A contract for the supply of oil from Azerbaijan signed between the Belarusian Oil Company and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR). Under the contract, about four million tons of oil will be supplied in 2011. Oil will be delivered to the port "South", and then by the "Odessa-Brody" and "Drujba" pipelines to the Mozyr oil refinery. A contract for pumping hydrocarbon raw material using the Odesa -Brody pipeline was signed between CJSC Belarusian Oil Company and JSC Ukrtransnafta.
Azerbaijani oil will be supplied to Belarus simultaneously with the supply of raw material from Venezuela.
The Mozyr oil refinery was put in operation in 1975. It was transformed into the JSC in 1994. The share of the Belarusian Republic is 42.7 percent in the authorized capital, JSC Slavneft - 42.6 percent, others - 14.7 percent. The plant's main activities are oil refining, production and marketing of oil products. The share of certified products in total production is about 95 percent.