We already wrote concerning the trial operation in October, throughout which the manufacturing expertise was examined to see if the refinery might function solely with non-Russian crude oils (which come from the Middle East, South America and the North Sea). The current announcement means sure: primarily based on the combination of crude oils used, the leaders of the part discovered that it’s potential to separate from Russian oil, which is presently coming via the Barátság pipeline below the EU exemption granted to the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
The announcement signifies that the capability growth of the TAL line coming from Trieste is already underway, and whether it is accomplished by the tip of 2024, then from then on the Litvino refinery with a capability of 5.8 million tons per yr will be capable to utterly disconnect from Russian crude oil. It signifies that all the Czech Republic will be capable to utterly wean itself off Russian crude oilas a result of the opposite Kralupy refinery with a capability of 3.3 million tons per yr, additionally owned by ORLEN Unipetrol Group, now not operates with Russian oil.
For now, there is no such thing as a time restrict on how lengthy the three Central European EU international locations can use Russian crude oil, which they obtain via the Friendship pipeline. Back house, Mol’s refinery in Százhalombatta not too long ago obtained information that since they don’t obtain EU funds from one of the EU applications, they’re rethinking their diversification investments.
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