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Slovak oil supplies cut

SLOVAKIA and other European states continue to suffer collateral damage from a trade dispute between Belarus and Russia in which the flow of oil through the Družba pipeline was cut off on January 8.

Despite the interruption, Slovakia's oil refinery, Slovnaft, remains up and running on to the company's existing oil reserves. Slovnaft has been cooperating closely with the national material reserves authority and the Economy Ministry, the Pravda daily wrote.

Slovakia has sufficient reserves of oil and oil products to last the country 73 days at average levels of consumption.

Slovnaft and Slovak government officials expect that the supply of Russian oil will be resumed quickly. In case the emergency continues, the Hungarian MOL group, which owns Slovnaft, could also use the alternative Adria oil pipeline whose terminal is on the Adriatic Sea.

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