Today is the first test pumping of oil to Belarus via the Odessa-Brody pipeline. It is planned to pump 80,000 tonnes of oil. In a conversation with a guest morning broadcast of "Freedom," an expert in the energy field, the author of the idea of the Baltic-Black Sea oil reservoir Stanislav Husak.
Hanna Sous: What are the opportunities it gives to reduce dependence on Russian oil supplies?
Stanislav Gander: What happens today, this event is more than just a fact. This changes the situation on the market Mezhmore, Baltacharnamorskaga states of the region, in the sense that today will break the monopoly of the Russian market for oil and fuel completely.
Sous: President Yanukovych, when announcing the possibility of downloading the Venezuelan oil to Belarus, said that it is not against Russia. Do you expect a negative reaction to Russia?
Gander: The reaction has been. It's all expected. Just because it is not passed today in Belarus, and that the deterioration of relations between Belarus and Russia, is already there. I do not know what will come up on Russia. But today there was something revolutionary in this area, because it is an example of what can not be all of their relations in the energy independence conclude with one state.
You can not say that Belarus — the first state to make such a move, but the fact that Belarus is the first to use this transnational engineering design, which is called the "Odessa-Brody", it is part of what was once the Belarusian Popular Front developed as Baltacharnamorski oil reservoir. It's very hard.
Sous: So now in Belarus through the "Odessa-Brody" can come not only Venezuelan oil. And from where?
GooseThis may be any oil. And Venesuela, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. At a time when we all saw and did a project was considered that in the Black Sea basin was to come and Arab oil.
Sous: How it will be economically advantageous for Belarus?
Gander: If there is a market for fuel, it is always advantageous, because it is always independent. And it is very difficult to talk about what the price of that independence. And I think that Russia will have to, as they say, pazhats tail because it ended the monopoly. And the state will be able to choose the fuel where there is no political will to dictate to these countries and peoples. And that's the main thing.
By the way, in 1992, when we were doing the project, we are also counting on the fact that can come in and Venezuelan oil, and we talked about even with the former director of the Institute tseplaenergetychnaga milk. Together we have made calculations of how much it will cost oil from Venezuela. And by the way, this was possible because of plus or minus 5% — this is the money, which you can say when the question of independence of the state.