MOSCOW. July 23 (Interfax) - Russia's Transnefteproduct, which is part of pipeline operator Transneft (RTS: TRNF) and holds a monopoly over the transportation of petroleum products via pipelines, will resume the transportation of petroleum products through Belarus via the Unecha- Ventspils pipeline on the evening of July 24, Transneft vice president Mikhail Barkov told Interfax.
Ilya Arkhipov, head of Transnefteproduct's PR department told Interfax: "We are currently wrapping post-repair work so that the petroleum products pipeline will operate in the technological regime." Petroleum products are currently accumulating at the Unecha station, he said.
The Belarusian Emergency Situations Ministry on July 21 decided to temporarily suspend operations on the Belarusian section of the Unecha- Ventspils pipeline due to what it called the pipeline's unsatisfactory condition.
Despite the stoppage, Transnefteproduct has said it will meet all its July commitments to consumers.