Belarus to build new pipeline to deliver oil from Ukraine and Baltics

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has signed an order to build an oil pipeline that will supply oil from Ukrainian and Baltic ports, reported by the press service of the President of Belarus.

“In order to diversify oil supplies to Belarus in 2020-2023, an investment project to build the Gomel-Horki main oil pipeline will be built,” the statement said.

The company responsible for the design and construction of the oil pipeline will be Joint Stock Company Gomeltransneft Druzhba. The general design and general contracting organization will be the production association Belorusneft, the state-owned Belarussian energy company.

“The construction of this de facto oil pipeline will connect both Belarusian refineries and will significantly improve the logistics of alternative oil imports by ensuring the flow of oil from the Baltic and Ukrainian ports,” said Alexander Tishchenko, a spokesman for Gomeltransneft Druzhba.

The decision to build a new oil pipeline is part of a strategy to diversify oil supplies to Belarus. Construction is expected to be completed by 2023.

In March, Ukrainian state-owned company Ukrtransnafta transported oil to Belarus from Azerbaijan. The oil was delivered through the Odesa-Brody oil pipeline and one of the two lines of Druzhba pipeline.

(C)UAWIRE 2020

5 comments

  • Good, another step towards Moskovia’s uselessness.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    ““In order to diversify oil supplies to Belarus…”
    Who would figure that? A dictator with more sense than something like a Merkel, who calls herself a democrat, yet resides in another dictator’s rear in this regard.

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  • Yep the great Chess Master of the Kremlin ha sout smarted him self this time.
    Putin still has a significant control over Belarus but with the countries energy dependance on Russia that control weakens by a magnitude.
    Before Putin could blackmail Luka on a whim just by turning off the taps. now to do so he will have to use embargo and fake inspections which hurts Russia as much as Belarus.
    I find it intresting that as vulnerable as Luka is, he still has the guts to give Putin the middle finger. That is because he realizes how weak Putin really is and is not afraid to call him out.
    It is sad that Western leaders are not made of the same stuff.

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