The first trial pumping of 80 thousand tons of oil to Belarus through Odessa-Brody pipeline will take place on November 17, 2010 in reverse mode. However, it won't be Venezuelan oil. This was stated by deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko on November 8. "It's going to be another oil," he said.
According to him, Belarus is considering the possibility of obtaining oil by a swap scheme. «This is the optimum scheme of delivery; we’re working on it with different oil companies, but I can not tell you its specifics, as it’s still under development,» Deputy Prime Minister said, BelTA.
According to Vladimir Semashko, oil supplies to Belarus from Venezuela will be carried out via ports in Estonia, the port of Odessa in the Ukraine and possibly via the ports of Klaipeda in Lithuania and Ventspils in Latvia.
As Telegraf previously reported, Venezuela and Belarus signed documents in Caracas on March 17 for the supply of 4 million tons of Venezuelan oil to Belarus in 2010. «Venezuela comes to Europe with oil for the first time,» President Hugo Chavez said.