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A small oil company accused of pollution of Russian oil in the Druzhba pipeline, daily received from Transneft documents confirming the satisfactory quality of its raw materials. About it writes Reuters.
The Agency has been able to examine the certification documents issued by, presumably, the operator of the Russian section of the pipeline during the period 30 March to 19 April 2019, when Belarus announced the arrival from Russia of raw materials with high content of chlororganics. Certificates issued on the supply of oil to the place where, according to investigators, was the source of the contamination.
The documents confirm that the oil received by the pipeline network through company “Neftepervalki” through the receiving terminal in the Samara region, consistent with tekhstandart, including the content of chlororganics. In the period when the system was supposed to do the “dirty” oil, the certificates issued at least once a day, and in most cases even more often.
The consequence considers, what exactly Troshev and Ruzicka led a criminal conspiracy to oil pollution and recruited the other four suspects. However, materials of the prosecution does not say on what basis the investigators came to this conclusion. Meanwhile, Transneft claimed that pollution is to blame the supplier of oil, however, the head of the operator of the pipeline, Nikolay Tokarev did not specify the name of the company.
Belarus said the oil flow with a significant excess of chlororganics April 19. Taking into account the average rate of displacement of oil by pipeline to the passage about a thousand kilometers from the metering unit in the Samara region to the territory would be gone about eight days. As a result of contamination of oil transit of gas to Europe was stopped. Clean oil began to flow through the pipeline in may.
The situation has become the largest oil crisis in modern Russian history. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that this has damaged the country’s reputation as a reliable supplier of raw materials. Russian contractors have stated that they have suffered a loss of tens of millions of dollars and will seek compensation.
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