Russian oil pipeline manager Transneft said on Monday that Poland would no longer receive Russian oil through the Druzhba pipeline because the country has failed to meet payment terms.
Last weekend it was announced that Russia had stopped the oil supply to Poland through the pipeline.
Transneft said supply was halted due to a “lack of shipment orders, including transit payment.” However, Polish oil group PKN Orlen still has a contract with one Russian oil supplier to receive oil through the Druzhba pipeline until the end of this year.
According to CEO Daniel Obajtek, Polish customers will not notice the stop. He says his company can also be fully supplied by sea.
The Druzhba pipeline runs from Russia to Germany, Poland, Belarus, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria via two branches. However, the use of the pipeline has fallen sharply because many countries wanted to reduce their dependence on that country due to the Russian invasion.