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Oil from Russia will not be delivered to the Czech Republic from mid-2025

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Next year, the Czech Republic will join the countries that are independent of oil supplies from Russia, announced Petr Fiala, the country's prime minister. Currently, the Czech Republic is excluded from the EU embargo on Russian oil.

Prime Minister Czech Petr Fiala announced on Tuesday that his country will become independent from crude oil supplies by the middle of next year at the latest. Russia. – The date will depend on the completion of the expansion of the TAL pipeline, leading from the Adriatic Sea through the Alps to German – added.

Czech Republic free from Russian oil

According to Fiala, work on the modernization of the pipeline is in full swing and after 60 years of receiving oil from the Russian Druzhba pipeline, the Czech Republic will no longer depend on supplies of this raw material from Russia. Fiala assured that as soon as possible, he will notify the Czech Republic of its current exception to the current EU embargo on Russian oil.

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After the expansion and, above all, after increasing the capacity of the pumping station, the TAL pipeline will deliver an additional 4 million tons of oil to the Czech Republic annually. This will cover the needs of both PKN Orlen refineries in Litvinov and Kralupy nad Vltavou.

Last year, the Czech Republic imported 7.4 million tons of crude oil, of which about 58 percent was raw material from the Druzhba pipeline. The remaining oil was supplied to the Czech Republic by Germany via the IKL pipeline.

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