In Ukraine the Odesa-Brody oil pipeline has begun pumping crude oil in the Brody direction for the first time, pumping a pilot consignment of the Urals crude oil intended for the Mozyr petroleum refinery in Belarus.
The pumping of the crude oil began on 20 November, after the crude oil was delivered by a tanker.
The Pivdennyi oil terminal began receiving crude oil (about 80,000 tonnes) intended for the Mozyr petroleum refinery on 18 November.
Ukraine and Belarus signed a contract for pumping crude via the Odesa-Brody oil pipeline in the Brody direction on 25 October.
Ukraine and Belarus also concluded an agreement on transportation of 8 million tonnes of crude oil a year via the Odesa-Brody oil pipeline during 2011-2013.
Source: Ukranian News Agency