Oil supplies to Slovakia restored

Oil supplies to Slovakia restored

The problem that arose in the payment for the transport of oil to Slovakia has been eliminated, and at this moment oil deliveries are continuing through the southern branch of the Druzhba pipeline to Slovakia. According to Economy Minister Richard Sulik, there is no need to look for politics behind the interruption of oil supplies. The situation arose due to an administrative error outside of Ukraine and Russia, and the said error occurred due to an incorrect evaluation of the payment as a violation of sanctions. The supply of oil through the southern branch of the Druzhba pipeline was restricted last Thursday (August 4). According to the Economy Ministry, the problem was eliminated thanks to the cooperation between the economy minister, the national carrier Transpetrol and the Slovnaft refinery in Bratislava. The Ukrainian transport company responded positively to the proposal by Slovnaft and MOL to pay the transit fees for oil shipments. The Russian side also agreed with the solution. According to the Economy Minister, the proposal to tax extraordinary incomes from Russian oil, which has been postponed twice, may not be approved even at the parliamentary session in September.

Source: TASR

Botiková Zuzana; Photo: TASR

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