PKN Orlen says in talks on Russian oil imports to Czech Republic
PRAGUE, Aug 11 (PRIME) -- Poland's PKN Orlen, owning refineries in the Czech Republic, is in talks to resume Russian oil supplies, spokeswoman for Czech operator MERO Barbora Putzova, told PRIME on Thursday.
"The negotiations on further oil supplies to the Czech Republic continue at the level of Poland's company PKN Orlen, which owns Czech refining capacities," Putzova said.
Aide to Transpetrol CEO Linda Vaskovicova said earlier that Russia will not resume oil supplies via the Druzhba pipeline to the Czech Republic.
On August 4, Ukrainian state company Ukrtransnafta stopped Russian oil pumping through the southern line of the Druzhba pipeline to Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia because of the troubles with payments after the seventh package of sanctions. On Wednesday, Russia's Transneft restarted the shipments after Hungarian oil and gas company MOL and Slovnaft paid for the transit.