Oil reaches German refinery hit by cut-off

11th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

11 January 2007, Schwedt, Germany (dpa) - One of two German refineries hit by the suspension of Russian oil deliveries started receiving supplies again Thursday after Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft resumed pumping. A spokesman for the PCK refinery in Schwedt said crude oil from the Druzhba (friendship) pipeline through Belarus started reaching the processing facility on Thursday morning. Supplies had been interrupted since Monday when Transneft stopped pumping operations because of a dispute between M

11 January 2007

Schwedt, Germany (dpa) - One of two German refineries hit by the suspension of Russian oil deliveries started receiving supplies again Thursday after Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft resumed pumping.

A spokesman for the PCK refinery in Schwedt said crude oil from the Druzhba (friendship) pipeline through Belarus started reaching the processing facility on Thursday morning.

Supplies had been interrupted since Monday when Transneft stopped pumping operations because of a dispute between Moscow and Minsk on shipment fees.

The Russian company resumed the flow of oil around midnight on Wednesday amid continued talks between Russian and Belarusian negotiators on oil pricing.

The second German refinery that processes Russia oil is located in the town of Leuna. Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary were also hit by the cut-off.

DPA

Subject: German news

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