Belarus receives ‘clean’ petroleum from Russia after almost two weeks of contamination
The Belarusian energy conglomerate Belneftekhim has reported that the country’s petroleum imports from Russia now meet industry standards, Interfax wrote. Petroleum contaminated with organic chloride compounds was removed from the Druzhba oil pipeline to enable renewed imports.
Russian petroleum is scheduled to reach 60 – 65 percent of its typical transport volume in Belarus and other European countries by May 10 or 11. The quality of Russian exports to Belarus first fell drastically on April 19, causing substantial financial losses and sparking a criminal case in the Russian city of Samara.