Moscow — The Russian energy ministry said Monday that it expected normal quality crude to enter the port of Ust-Luga on Friday Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Deliveries to the port have been disrupted due to contamination of crude with excess chlorides. The problem has also lead to damage to refineries in Russia and Belarus, and suspension of deliveries to Europe. Earlier Monday, Russia said that the crude reaching its entry point to Belarus through the Druzhba Pipeline is now of export quality, as the nation works to resolve last week’s rare but massive contamination of key export blend Urals. Deliveries through the Druzhba line — which supplies crude to refineries in Belarus, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic — have been halted since last week after high levels of organic chlorides were found in crude delivered to Belarus, affecting […]