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UNSDC has recognized work of the government concerning the «Odessa-Brody» oil pipeline as unsatisfactory
Jul 29 2008, 11:57

ODESSA, JULY, 29TH, 2008, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE — National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (UNSDC) has recognized work carried out by the government concerning the «Odessa-Brody» oil pipeline as unsatisfactory, IA “Context-Prichernomorie” correspondent reports.

The first assistant to the head of Secretary of President Alexander Shlapak has informed about this to journalists yesterday, on July, 28th.

As A. Shlapak has noted, National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine will oblige the Cabinet to ensure the functioning of the «Odessa-Brody» oil pipeline in an averse mode up to the end of 2008.

«The following decision is accepted on the National Security Council: to oblige the Cabinet to do everything to make an oil pipeline work in an averse mode till the end of 2008. Secondly, work which has been carried out by the government on this question till that day has to be recognized as unsatisfactory. Thirdly, the government is offered to consider all today's achievements of working group and to give them corresponding estimations till September, 1st — or to agree with them having modernized these agreements or to find additional suppliers of oil who can work in this mode together with those who is ready to realize this project today», — A. Shlapak has emphasized.

The first assistant to the head of Secretary of the President has explained that the government does not suit the offer of the working group created in May by the Decree of the President, to enlist two Ukrainian oil refining factories «Neftekhimik Prikarpatye» and «Galichina» (Drogobych) to work of an oil pipeline in an averse mode as the offshore company — the supplier of oil is involved in the scheme.

«We are again attempted to be involve in discussion that there is always something wrong where there is a word «offshore» and consequently we shall not work there. Better not to get any direction than to deal with the company which offers today a «take or pay» principle and which, in my opinion, is absolutely favourable today for our country», — Alexander Shlapak has noted.

A.Shlapak has also added that if the political decision on an averse use of an oil pipeline will be accepted conditionally on September, 1st, work in averse mode will begin not earlier than December, 1st.

«The agreement which today is signed with the corresponding offshore company, engaged in transit of oil in a reverse mode, provides the Ukrainian party the right to stop work under the given contract, having warned the Russian party three months before the termination», — A. Shlapak has explained.


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