There are plans to start pumping oil products via the Polotsk-Krulevshchizna pipeline in October, BelTA learned from Sergei Kamornikov, Deputy Director General of the Belarusian industrial group Belorusneft, during the international conference held on 22 September to discuss production, wholesale and retail trade on the Belarusian market of oil products and natural gas.
Sergei Kamornikov said: “We intend to pump the first few volumes of diesel fuel to Krulevshchizna in October. Next year the pipeline should be extended to Minsk to reach the country's largest petroleum tank farm in Fanipol.” The commissioning of the Polotsk-Krulevshchizna pipeline is part of the efforts to build a new cross-country pipeline to transport oil products between Novopolotsk and Fanipol. The new pipeline will allow pumping gasoline and diesel fuel from the oil refinery Naftan to tank farms in Krulevshchizna and Fanipol.
Speaking about the Mozyr-Bernady oil product pipeline, the executive said that the architectural design of the project had been finished. “We expect that once the design is okayed, the Gomeltransneft Druzhba company will be able to start laying down the pipes right away,” explained Sergei Kamornikov.