“Transneft”: the rupture of the contract with Ukraine will not affect the supply of fuel

MOSCOW, 13 Oct – RIA Novosti/Prime. The termination by Russia of the agreement with Ukraine about the operation of the pipelines will not affect current supplies of fuel from Russia, reported RIA Novosti Advisor to the President of “Transneft” Igor Demin.

“This is an absolutely technical point. The current supply of petroleum products is not affected,” — said Demin.

Earlier on Thursday on the website of the Russian Cabinet of Ministers published a decree according to which Russia has terminated agreements with Ukraine on cooperation in operation of main pipelines.

The agreement was signed by the parties in July 1995. It is, in particular, provided that the oil product pipelines Samara-the Western direction and Grozny–Armavir–Labour, passing on the territory of Ukraine, are operated by the subsidiaries of JSC “Transnefteprodukt” (“daughter” of “Transneft”).

However, in February 2016 areas, passing through the territory of Ukraine, were sold to Transneft Swiss company International Trading Partners AG. In this regard, the participation of the Russian side the agreement was inappropriate.

Currently, this “pipe” Transneft supplies to Ukraine diesel fuel, for example, in September the application for the supply of diesel amounted to 150 thousand tons.