Russia Cuts Oil Flow Via Ukraine, Blaming Sanctions for Blocking Transit Payments

2022. augusztus 10.

bne IntelliNews

Russia has suspended oil shipments to Europe via Ukraine, with its oil transport operator Transneft claiming that its Ukrainian counterpart Ukrtransnafta had been unable to receive transit fees due to Western sanctions.

The disruption in oil flow via the southern leg of Russia’s Druzhba oil pipeline system that runs through Ukraine will put further pressure on European energy markets, which are already grappling with soaring costs and the risk of fuel shortages. The cut-off will hit the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia hardest, as they rely heavily on imports via the Druzhba pipeline.