Oil pumping through Druzhba through Slovakia reduced due to technical problems

Oil pumping through the Druzhba pipeline through the Budkovice oil pumping station (PS) in Slovakia was reduced by two days due to technical problems with one of the consumers, said Igor Demin, a spokesman for Transneft.

“Due to technical problems at one of the consumers, the pumping through the Budkovice PS (Slovakia) has been reduced for two days, the plan is being adjusted,” said Mr. Demin (quoted by Interfax).

In April 2019, the Belarusian industrial concern Belneftekhim complained about a sharp deterioration in the quality of oil exported from Russia via the Druzhba pipeline. After that, European companies suspended purchases of Russian raw materials.

According to Transneft, the exported oil was deliberately contaminated with organochlorine compounds. On the fact of the incident, a criminal case was opened on intentional oil pollution, in which four people were sent under house arrest.

About how Transneft, Surgutneftegaz and Total settled claims related to the supply of oil contaminated with chlorides – in the material of Kommersant “Chloric oil is leaking into the past”.