On 27 June 2018, Prague (the Czech Republic) hosted the ninth meeting of the Governing Board of the International Association of Oil Transporters, chaired by Mr Bruna, Director General of MERO Č.R.
The Transneft delegation was led by Nikolay Tokarev, President of Transneft.
During the meeting, results of the Association’s work for 2017 and the first half of 2018 were reviewed, and plans up to the end of the current year and for 2019 were drafted. The participants reviewed the performance of the three Permanent Expert Groups of the IAOT: for legal issues, for supplies and for energy efficiency.
The results of the II International Youth Science and Technology Conference (YSTC), in which the Association’s members took part, were reviewed. The IAOT companies were introduced to Transneft’s project of establishment of pipeline transport equipment manufacturing in Russia as part of the import substitution programme.
During the IAOT convention, Mr Tokarev, President of Transneft, met with Mr Bruna, Director General of MERO Č.R., and Mr Dossanov, Director General of KazTransOil.
Moreover, a technical visit of the meeting’s participants to Kralupy refinery and Nelahozeves Central Crude Oil Tank Farm operating in the Czech Republic took place on 26 June 2018.
The IAOT was established in Prague back in 2013 as an international non-profit non-governmental organisation. The main objectives of the IAOT include comprehensive support to uninterrupted oil and petroleum products supply to international energy markets as well as development of relationships between the Association’s participants at the national, regional and international levels.
At present, eight companies from the Czech Republic, Russia (Transneft), Slovakia, Belarus, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and China are members of the IAOT, whereas the international Caspian Pipeline Consortium has the observer status.