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    Russia ceases delivering oil to Poland

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    Russia is suspending the supply of crude oil to Poland via the Druzhba pipeline. This news has been communicated to the Polish Press Agency (PAP) by the country’s major oil and gas business.

    PKN Orlen informed PAP on Saturday that they had taken the necessary steps to ensure that shipments to their refineries would go on uninterrupted via tankers.

    “The suspension of deliveries will therefore have no impact on the provision of Polish customers with the company’s products, including petrol and diesel,” PKN Orlen said.

    Approximately only 10% of Orlen’s needs have been met by Russian oil since the firm resolved to not extend its prior contract with Rosneft, a Russian oil giant, in early February, as stated by the company.

    Deliveries were only done through pipelines and weren’t affected by international sanctions, according to Orlen.

    Orlen said it had stopped purchasing oil delivered by sea and finished petroleum products from Russia at the beginning of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

    The North Sea, West Africa, the Mediterranean, the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Mexico are now the main regions for oil deliveries to the company’s refineries.

    In 2015, Orlen remembered that almost all of the oil they received was from Russia.

    Orlen’s only remaining contract with a Russian oil provider, Tatneft, expires at the end of 2024. However, imports may be halted earlier if they are covered by EU sanctions, the company said.

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