Russia and Belarus have agreed on compensation for dirty oil at

the Governments of Belarus and Russia agreed on approaches and methods of compensation to the Belarusian side damage due to contact with the Russian export pipeline “Druzhba” polluted by chlorine-organic compounds of oil. About this informed the Agency “Interfax-West” with reference to the press service of the Council of Ministers of Belarus. The representative Dmitry Kozak, the acting Deputy Prime Minister, confirmed that a principal agreement has been reached on approaches to compensation for dirty oil.

“Held talks with Deputy Prime Minister Igor Lyashenko. As a result of negotiations the sides reached an agreement on the approaches and methods of compensation for dirty oil,” – said the spokesman.

problems with the quality of the supplied through the pipeline “Druzhba” oil started on 19 April. Then the operator of the Belarusian part of the pipe, the “Belneftekhim” said that at the Mozyr refinery in Belarus started to receive oil in excess of dichloroethane. After that, Poland, Belarus and other countries have stopped receiving and pumping.

“Transneft” has started to pay compensation for dirty oil money from monopoliya get Hungarian MOL

All were polluted, according to various estimates, 3-5 million tons of oil. Deliveries on “to Friendship” was renewed in June, to pre-crisis levels they were back in August.

Board of Directors “Transneft” in July determined the amount of compensation to shippers, i.e. oil companies for polluting their oil at “Friendship”. Each barrel of raw materials it will pay up to $15. This limit the size of payments, the statement said. To get these money oil industry workers “must document incurred losses,” warned “Transneft”. Thus, the total amount of compensation will not exceed $45-75 million.

Informed about the compensation for the delivery of dirty oil agreed the Hungarian oil and gas companiya MOL and Kazakhstan’s KazTransOil. The size of compensation and timing of payments, the parties announced.

Vedomosti digested comments from representatives of the Council of Ministers of Belarus, the Ministry of energy, Transneft and “Belneftekhim”.