“The Deutsche Welle observer,” says Bondarenko, “caught the key phrase Tokarev said in an interview with the president about the need for compounding, but did not understand, it seems, its deep political and economic meaning.” “The real practice is,” explains the expert, “that standard Russian oil produced by sending companies is removed from the pipe and spreads to an infinite number — tens and hundreds — of mini-plants that have stuck to Transneft.” There, light fractions are extracted from it, and low-tech distillation waste, unprocessed petrochemical residues and impurities diluted with solvents are poured back into the pipe. Hence, the chloroform detected by the Poles and other petrochemical ingredients, which under no circumstances can be found in the crude oil. This is what compounding is in the terminology of Transneft. This word explains what is happening and will be happening with “dirty” oil. The situation with “Friendship” is a direct result of compounding. At the same time, it is publicly announced that the only way to eliminate the results of compounding is, imagine, compounding. The skill of Transneft is that, once in a scandalous situation, it skillfully and consistently turns it into a source of extra benefit for itself. ”
When, after all, 3 million tons of dirty oil will be mixed with net oil and shipped to the consumer, the proceeds from the export volume that has unexpectedly grown due to “sabotage” will be credited to the accounts of the oil transport monopoly.
Experts believe that this process may take two or three years, and therefore European consumers are afraid of new problems with raw materials - what will happen if something is not so mixed up? It is obvious that in addition to commercial aspects in the situation with oil pollution in the Druzhba pipeline there are also image problems. The story of the pollution of the Druzhba pipeline was immediately picked up by the Western media and activists, imprisoned in the fight against Russia's so-called energy expansion.
According to RBC, in the case of oil pollution in the export pipeline "Druzhba" new figures appeared - four employees of the company "Transneft Druzhba" (100 percent subsidiary of "Transneft"). Earlier, the media reported that Transneft was notified about the problem of "dirty oil" long before April 19, Belneftekhim, operating the Mozyr Oil Refinery in Belarus, announced a sharp increase in the content of organochlorine in raw materials. On April 2, oil was shut down via a low-sulfur pipeline to the Volgograd refinery. A number of experts said at the time that the practice of pouring diluted oil into the pipe could only be explained by the need to hide the theft. ”