The 2-nd International conference “OIL AND GAS MARKET OF BELARUS: PRODUCTION, TRADING AND RETAIL” took place in Minsk on September 11-12, 2014.

The organizers of the forum are the leading companies of oil industry of the Republic of Belarus: State oil and gas company Belorusneft and CJSC Belarusian Oil Company. Top managers of these companies along with the managers of oil refineries and the leading foreign oil traders from Europe and CIS participated in the conference. The number of persons representing 109 companies from eighteen countries, who participated in the conference, totaled two hundred.

This conference became the largest industry forum, within the framework of which the prospects of Belarusian oil and gas processing, as well as oil products and liquid gas trading were analyzed along with technical and marketing innovations for gas filling stations and bulk oil plants.

One of the forum features was the visit to Naftan oil refinery, modern bulk plant, energy efficient and mobile filling stations as well as electric charging complex. Here the capabilities of a modern electric car were demonstrated to the participants of the conference.

Conference not only served as a platform for open dialogue on major issues of oil industry development, opinion and experience exchange, client and business partners search, but also became an important media event. The forum activities were covered by the leading industry and broadsheet publications of the Republic of Belarus and global mass media. Among the reporters were the correspondents of Belarus 1 TV Channel, corporate magazine “Vestnik Belneftehima”, analytical weekly “Belorusy y rynok”, web magazines OILMARKET (the Russian Federation), (Ukraine), news agencies Interfax-Zapad, ITAR-TASS, web-portal TUT.BY, newspaper “Economicheskaya gazeta”, independent news agency Platts (USA), Bloomberg agency and “Belaruskaye radio” radio channel.

The participants of the conference enjoyed active work programme, as well as bright creative part of the event. The first work day was celebrated by the participants during gala dinner in which the stars of Belarusian stage participated: holders of National Music Award of Belarus-2012 “Tyany-Tolkay” band, instrumental trio “Palladium”, participants of TV project “Academy of talents” Valentina Pavlova and Yegor Volchek.