Belarusian Oil for Poland?

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Working with Belarus

According to Defence24.pl, Belarus has started building the Mozyr-Brest pipeline which could potentially open up a supply of inexpensive petroleum products to Poland. At the end of last year, Gomeltransneft Druzhba, which controls the Belarussian part of the Druzhba pipeline, returned to the old project. The Mozyr-Brest pipeline would give Poland access to petroleum products from the Mozyr refinery which will probably use Caspian oil, supplied by the Odessa-Brody pipeline. Despite the fact that preliminary agreements between Warsaw and Minsk were made back in 2004, the project was subsequently abandoned. Belarus was unable to provide Poland with a reliable oil supply because of its own dependence on Russian oil. It seems the Belarusians have found a way to circumvent their problems with Russia by supplying oil from the Caspian Sea directly to the refinery in Mozyr. According to Defence24.pl, Gomeltransneft has returned to this project as a part of a Belarusian intended energy turn. Thanks to the import of oil from the Black Sea area through the Odessa-Brody pipeline, Belarus has now access to raw materials from a source other than Russia. The raw materials will be processed by the refinery in Mozyr. After that, they could be supplied to Poland through the Mozyr-Brest pipeline, which would present a lucrative opportunity to the Belarusian petrochemical sector, as Belarus has ceased to supply its products to Russia because of the fall of the rouble.
gazeta.pl