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UPDATE 1-Russia, Belarus, transport companies to hold talks on contaminated oil

Olesya Astakhova and Tatiana Jancarikova


* Russia, Belarus, companies to hold talks on Tuesday

* Russia started clean oil supplies to Ust-Luga

* Hungary started to test oil imports via Druzhba

* Russian oil pipeline map: (Adds details)

MOSCOW/BRATISLAVA, May 14 (Reuters) - Officials from Russia, Belarus and several companies are set to hold talks on Tuesday in Bratislava to discuss what can be done to get Russian oil flowing via the Druzhba pipeline again after contamination problems, Belarus state oil company said.

Belarusian state oil company Belneftekhim said the talks were set to take place on the sidelines of a meeting of the International Association of Oil Transporters (IAOT) in the Slovak capital.

The IAOT members are Czech pipeline operator MERO, Russian state pipeline monopoly Transneft, Slovakia's Transpetrol, Belarusian Gomeltransneft Druzhba, Hungarian oil company MOL , Kazakh KazTransOil, China National Petroleum Corporation and Ukrainian Ukrtransnafta.

"This is a regular meeting of the association that has been planned since last meeting in Beijing in November," the IAOT said in a statement to Reuters when asked about the Druzhba discussions planned during the meeting.

Industry sources said officials from Transneft, the Russian energy ministry and Belneftekhim, among others, were set to attend the gathering.

On Monday, Russia began shipping clean oil via the Baltic after the contamination problem disrupted flows for three weeks. Hungary has become the first European country to resume imports via the Druzhba pipeline as part of a test.

High levels of organic chloride, used in oil extraction but which must be removed before being sent to customers, were found in crude pumped to the Baltic port of Ust-Luga and through the Druzhba pipeline in late April, disrupting Russian exports.

President Alexander Lukashenko said last week Belarus had faced "enormous" costs due to the contamination and expected compensation from Russia, although the mechanism for any compensation and who will pay it remains unclear.

The Naftan oil refinery in Belarus has begun making claims against Russian suppliers because of a fall in quality oil supplies last month, Belarus' Belta news agency cited a refinery official as saying on Tuesday.

Naftan, or the Novopolotsk refinery, one of the two plants Belarus has, is calculating the amount of the losses it has experienced and is half loaded, Belta added.

Ukraine said on Saturday it had resumed transfers to European clients via the pipeline's southern leg to Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic. It is unclear if there are any flows to countries apart from Hungary which started test imports.

The pipeline, which splits into two branches in Belarus, has a northern spur routed to Poland and Germany. The Polish energy minister said on Monday that Poland has started to remove polluted oil from its part of the pipeline.

Separately, the Czech government approved a second loan from state oil reserves for refiner Unipetrol, part of Poland's PKN Orlen group, for more than 100,000 tonnes of crude to cover for supply interruptions from Russia.

(Reporting by Olesya Astakhova in MOSCOW and Tatiana Jankarikova in BRATISLAVA, additional reporting by Andrei Makhovsky in MINSK Writing by Katya Golubkova, Editing by Jane Merriman and Ed Osmond)