Engineering News

Russia Cuts Oil Supply To Czech Republic
Friday, July 11, 2008

Russia recently reduced its oil supply to the Czech Republic, Czech Industry and Trade Ministry said Friday.

Spokesman Tomas Bartovsky said it was not immediately clear what caused the decline in the transit of Russian crude oil via the Druzhba, or Friendship, pipeline. He was not able to provide any details or figures.He said similar problems occurred in past few years, also in summer.

"Refineries informed us about a reduction in deliveries," Bartovsky said.

This week, Czech-Russian relations suffered after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Czech counterpart Karel Schwarzenberg signed a deal to deploy a radar system near Prague as part of a U.S. global missile shield. Russia has vehemently opposed the deal and threatened with a military response if it is ratified by Czech parliament.

Trade Minister Martin Riman said the current reduction presented no immediate threat to Czech oil supplies since the country has supplies for some 95 days.

The country's main refiner, Unipetrol, said it was informed Thursday the problem was caused by technical problems on the Russian side, spokeswoman Dana Dvorakova said.

The Czech Republic gets most of its oil from the Russian pipeline, while receiving the rest from another pipeline from Germany's Ingolstadt, or IKL.

Czech officials said the pipeline from Germany has a capacity to secure the country's oil need.

Source: AFX News Limited

Engineering News Archive

 
// CAREER RESOURCES

Applicant Procedures
Job Seekers
Resume Help
Professional Organizations
Engineering Career Information
Engineering Colleges

// WHAT WE DO
Recruiters for
Professionals in the Chemical
& Pharmaceutical Industries
We recruit exclusively for Engineers and Operations/Maintenance Management Personnel in the following areas:
Specialty chemicals
Bulk chemicals
Commodity Chemicals
Petrochemicals
Fine chemicals
Agrochemicals
Industrial gases
Surfactants
Fertilizers
Solvents
Coatings
Polymers
Pharmaceuticals
Refinery
Career Center | FAQs | Privacy
SESI Corporate Headquarters (954)755-3121 ext 109
© Search Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.
Industry News Career Center FAQs Submit a Job About Search Enterprises Submit a Resume Candidates Job Opportunities Search Enterprises Home