The development of the petrochemical industry in Belarus for next 10 years was discussed in the Council of Ministers. Among the priorities are meeting the needs of the republic in high-quality hydrocarbons and deep processing of the product. The modernization of Naftan and the Mozyr Oil Refinery continues. Oil workers are in search of new deposits. Three most promising areas for seismic exploration have now been identified - Valavsky, Yelsky and Radomlyansky.