“Ukrtransnafta” has completed filling the oil-idle thread “Friendship”
PJSC “Ukrtransnafta” has completed the displacement of water preservative and filled with Urals oil idle line of the pipeline “Druzhba” station “Mozyr-Brody”, said the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” first Deputy General Director of “Ukrtransnafta” Andrey Pasishnik.
“Commissioning of the pipeline, which over the last 3 years was on conservation, scheduled for the current week … the Launch of the first phase of the pipeline will not only significantly reduce energy costs associated with the transportation of oil (during its transit to Europe – Interfax), and is the final technical step, which allows to resume transportation of oil from the sea to the Mozyr oil refinery (Belarus)”, – he said.
As recalled by A. Pasishnik, 2014, the transit of raw materials via Ukraine to Europe was only one thread of the oil pipeline “Friendship” . “The distribution of the load between the threads of the oil pipeline “Mozyr-Brody” will positively affect the safety of transportation: increased pressure in the existing pipe has complicated the detection of malicious damage and unlawful interference in the functioning of the pipeline,” he said.
The source also added that the two thread pipeline opens new opportunities for diversification of oil transportation routes, including the possibility of using separate pumping of different varieties.
As earlier reported, Ukrtransnafta filled idle pipeline “Friendship” on the site “Mozyr-Brody” oil-Urals, which were extracted from the pipeline “Odessa-Kremenchug” (there are now Azeri Light transported).
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