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MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday he expected an agreement on oil exports to Slovakia to be signed by the end of the year.
He did not say however which of Russian oil companies would export oil to that country.
According to earlier reports, Slovakia’s Ministry of Economy said the county considered this agreement one of its top priorities. The ministry said the agreement would come into force from January 1, 2015 to be in effect till 2029.
The agreement provides for annual pumping of up to six tons of oil to Slovakia via the Druzhba (Friendship) pipeline. Another six tons of oil per year will be pumped from Russia to other European countries via Slovakia.