Druzhba oil contaminated in Czech but not in SlovakiaChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 25, 2019
Czech oil refiner Unipetrol has stopped taking oil from the Druzhba pipeline due to chloride contamination detected at the Ukraine-Slovakia border, Czech officials said, but the Slovak pipeline operator denied contamination had been found.
European businesses Unipetrol has stopped taking oil from the Druzhba pipeline
Slovak pipeline operator Transpetrol, which delivers Russian oil from Ukraine to the Slovak refinery owned by MOL and further to the Czech Republic, contradicted the report, saying it had detected no contamination.
The Czech Industry and Trade Ministry said one sample taken on the border between Slovakia and Ukraine showed “contamination by high content of chlorides” that made Unipetrol halt the acceptance of one batch of supplies. ■