Oil pumping through the Ukrainian section of the Druzhba pipeline resumed after a partial shutdown, Transneft spokesman Igor Demin said. Earlier, Mr. Demin said that if Ukraine does not restore pumping in the areas in the Novograd-Volynsky-Brody area, then pumping from Belarus in the direction of Ukraine will also be stopped in a few hours.
“At 19:46 Moscow time, pumping resumed,” Mr. Demin told TASS.
The fact that the section of the Druzhba oil pipeline, located in Ukraine, was partially stopped, became known today, November 23, around 17:00 Moscow time.
15th of November happened stopping oil transit through the Druzhba pipeline in the direction of Hungary. November 16, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó informed about the resumption of oil pumping. Then Ukraine announced its intention to increase the fee for pumping through the oil pipeline under the new conditions. From 2023, it is planned to raise the rate by 18%, to €13.6 per 1 ton.
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