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 bend of crude oil intended for the Mozyr petroleum refinery (Belarus).
A representative of the Ukrtransnafta company, which operates the Ukrainian oil transport system, announced this to Ukrainian News.
The pumping of the crude oil began on November 20, after the crude oil was delivered to it by a tanker.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Pivdennyi oil terminal began receiving crude oil (about 80,000 tons) intended for the Mozyr petroleum refinery on November 18.
Ukraine and Belarus signed in Minsk (Belarus) on October 25 a contract for pumping crude via the Odesa-Brody oil pipeline in the Brody direction.
Ukraine and Belarus also concluded an agreement on transportation of 8 million tons of crude oil per year via the Odesa-Brody oil pipeline during the period of 2011-2013.