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Russian Transneft Announces Suspension Of Oil Transit Through Territory Of Ukraine

Russian Transneft Announces Suspension Of Oil Transit Through Territory Of Ukraine

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The Transneft company (Russia) announces the suspension of oil transit through the territory of Ukraine.

This is stated in the company's message, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"On the fourth of August, the supply of Russian oil in transit through the territory of Ukraine was stopped," the statement reads.

The Russian publication Kommersant, with reference to the press service of Transneft, reports that the company was unable to pay for transit services due to EU sanctions, while Ukrtransnafta provides oil transit services on the terms of 100% prepayment.

Thus, the transit of oil through the southern branch of the Druzhba oil pipeline system to Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia has been stopped.

The transit of oil through Belarus to Poland and Germany continues.

The oil coming through the Druzhba pipeline is not subject to EU sanctions, European countries have imposed an embargo against the rest of Russian oil as part of the 6th package of sanctions.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the agreement by the European Council of the 6th package of EU sanctions against Russia, which includes the introduction of an embargo on the purchase of Russian oil, but is disappointed by the exception for pipeline supplies.

In 2021, compared to 2020, oil transit through Ukraine decreased by 3.2% to 12.7 million tons.

The total length of main oil pipelines of the Ukrtransnafta system is 4,767 km, the number of oil pumping stations is 51.

The oil transportation system includes 11 tank parks with a total volume of 1,083 thousand cubic meters.

100% of Ukrtransnafta belongs to the Naftogaz of Ukraine national joint-stock company.