the Result of a crack in the pipe in the Belarusian section of the trunk pipeline “Druzhba” was a spill of 15 gallons of oil. This was announced by the Ministry of emergency situations of Belarus.
the Message about the discovery of oil at the site of oil pipeline “Mozyr — Brest” in the village Big Simovici the Gomel region received in the office on the eve of 14 February, at 13:01 (time coincides with Moscow). The area of the oil spill on the surface was 0.5 square meter (15 gallons).
the Break in oil pumping for cutting off the defective area amounted to 31 minutes. To eliminate the cracked leg of the pipeline, oil gathering and removal of contaminated soil involved 12 people and six vehicles. 19:45 the damaged section of the pipeline was restored.
MOE conducted work on maintenance of fire security. The victims in the incident no.
on the Eve of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus will have to start the selection of transit oil from the Druzhba pipeline, if Russia will not put Minsk approved the amount of oil. According to him, in January of this year was delivered 500 thousand tons and 1.5 million tons remain. “So, if you do not deliver in February, up 2 million tons to reach”, — promised the President.
Before it was reported that Belarus has embarked on the selection of technological oil from the idle branches of the main oil pipeline “Druzhba”. The Russian company “Transneft” in the loop, the transit is not affected.