Russia to launch pipeline bypassing Belarus this year

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Russia plans to open a second line of the Baltic Pipeline System in November this year. The Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia Viktor Alerski.

Named the oil pipeline stretching over 1,000 kilometers will be held from Unecha in the Bryansk region to the Baltic port of Ust-Luga in the Leningrad region. From there, the oil will be exported by tanker.

BPS-2 will reduce dependence on Russian oil transit via Belarus and Ukraine.

In Last year, Director General of the Belarusian state-owned enterprises "Gomeltransneft Friendship" Sergei Sosnovsky said that with the launch of the BTS-2 download volumes of Russian oil through Belarus will be reduced by 27%.

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