Hungary — The largest Hungarian oil and gas company Magyar Olaj es Gazipari Reszvenytarsasag (MOL) announced that Hungary has suspended Russian oil deliveries through the Druzhba pipeline, reported TASS.
“MOL continuously monitors the quality of the raw materials coming through the Druzhba pipeline and does not allow low-standard crude oil to arrive in Hungary. Thus far, the quality of the crude oil coming through the pipeline has been in accordance with the regulations, however, we have decided to temporarily suspend the takeover of the crude oil. Contaminated crude oil cannot enter our refinery,” noted the MOL.
As previously reported, the representatives of oil transportation companies in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and Russia held their negotiations meeting in Minsk to resolve the situation with the transit of oil through the Druzhba pipeline. All parties agreed on a technical solution to resume its work.
Belarus has arranged the negotiations in connection with the threat of a complete shutdown of the Druzhba main oil pipeline system due to the contaminated Russian oil.
On April 23, Belarus forcedly suspended the light oil products export to Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic countries. Poland and Ukraine also stopped oil transit.
Belarus partially resumed deliveries of the light crude oil products to Ukraine and Poland. In turn, Russia promised to restore deliveries of “clean” oil on April 29. Belarus currently estimates the damage at $100 million.