MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. Poland continues to receive oil from Russia through the Druzhba pipeline, Transneft Vice President Sergey Andronov told reporters.
"So far, they continue receiving [oil], it means that they have appropriate capacities," he said.
It was reported earlier that Polish emergency services are working to repair the oil leak. According to Deputy Minister of Climate & Environment of Poland Adam Guibourge-Czetwertynski, Polish authorities are investigating the reasons for the depressurization of the Druzhba pipeline and oil leakage.
Polish pipeline operator PERN reported earlier that the local segment of the Druzhba oil pipeline experienced depressurization. The Druzhba pipeline's depressurization was discovered on Tuesday late in the evening by automatic PERN systems on one of the two lines in its western section, 70 km from Plock, according to the report.
The company explained that oil is supplied to Germany through this section. At the moment, the cause of the incident is unknown. According to the company, the second line of the pipeline, as well as other elements of PERN's infrastructure, are working as normal.
Druzhba oil pipeline provides oil supplies to Belarusian refineries and its transit to Europe. The pipeline originates in Russia’s Samara region and branches into two sections - northern and southern, passes through Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania.