15:15 03.02.2017

Ukrtransnafta temporarily suspends oil pumping to Hungary

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Ukrtransnafta temporarily suspends oil pumping to Hungary

Public joint-stock company Ukrtransnafta on February 2 suspended oil pumping to Hungary.

First Deputy Director General Andriy Pasishnyk told Interfax-Ukraine that pumping was suspended as Hungary launched the new oil metering hub.

"We had not received the rules how to exploit it and did not have ground to pump oil," he said.

"We suspended pumping yesterday for one day only to Hungary. Pumping has been resumed. One day does not influence anything," he said.

As reported, oil transit through Ukraine to Europe declined to 13.822 million tonnes in 2016, 8.8% or 1.331 million tonnes less than in the same period last year.

Oil shipment to refineries in Ukraine in 2016 declined by 12.5% or 200,800 tonnes to 1.406 tonnes.

Ukrtransnafta, 100% of whose shares are in the trust management of Naftogaz Ukrainy, is the operator of the national oil transportation system.

Ukrtransnafta's trunk oil pipeline system, which includes pipes from 159 mm to 1,220 mm in diameters, stretches 4,767 kilometers and through 19 Ukrainian regions. It has annual capacity to accept 114 million tonnes for shipment and to supply 56.3 million tonnes to Europe.

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