The deputy prime minister of Belarus, Yuri Nazarov, announced at a ceremony marking the beginning of construction work on the Gomel-Gorki trunk line that the storage capacity of the two tank farms will be increased by up to one million tonnes by 2025.

TOAO Gomeltransneft Druzhba, a subsidiary of Russia’s Transneft, has begun construction work on a pipeline between the two oil tank farms in Mozyr and in Polotsk, Belarus.

The 207 km Gomel-Gorki line will have a capacity of 6 million tpa and is expected to cost BYN 300 million (€99.9 million).

It will connect the southern and northern branches of the Belarusian oil transport system, and the developers expect that it will help to diversify the country’s crude oil imports and reduce transport dependencies.

The trunk line will make moving raw materials between Belarus’ two oil refineries and tank farms easier and assist with the formation of the country’s strategic reserves. Commissioning is planned in September 2022.

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28th October 2020