: Azerbaijan agrees to consider Ukraine's request for oil supply

08:47 Jul. 3, 2016

Azerbaijan agrees to consider Ukraine's request for oil supply

Oil rigs (AP Photo)

'We discussed Azerbaijan's investment opportunities in oil and gas industry of Ukraine', says Ukraine's top official

Azerbaijan has agreed to consider the request of Ukraine about the supply of oil. The request was made at the 6th Baku meeting of the Azerbaijani-Ukrainian Intergovernmental Commission that recently took place, abc.az reports

Azerbaijani government source says that the current request for processing of Azerbaijani oil at Ukrainian refineries is more grounded and motivated.

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"Azerbaijan has agreed to consider this request but everything will depend on whether our Ukrainian partners will be able to buy oil on the good conditions. We'll consider this project depending on conditions. However, it gladdens that Ukraine starts applying a more real approach than a few years ago," the source said.

On July in Baku Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Hennadiy Zubko stated that Ukraine and Azerbaijan have discussed the prospects of organizing supplies of Azerbaijani oil to Ukrainian refineries and its transit through the territory of the country.

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"Ukraine is interested in deliveries of Azerbaijani oil to Ukrainian refineries and its transit through the territory of the country to European countries. Today, we have created all the necessary technical capabilities. In addition, we discussed Azerbaijan's investment opportunities in oil and gas industry of Ukraine," Hennadiy Zubko added.

According to Zubko, the sides discussed prospects of organization of the supply of light grades of oil through the southern branch of the Druzhba pipeline to refineries of Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The parties confirmed their interest in the soonest implementation of the project.

 

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