The government at its session on November 24 adopted a confidential document submitted by the Economy Ministry concerning the country's oil supplies, the TASR reported.
"We're watching the situation very closely and we're assessing possible risks. There's enough oil for 93 days in our reservoirs at the present time and we continue to work on diversifying the systems," said Economy Minister Juraj Miškov.
His comments come in the wake of reports published on Tuesday by Czech internet portal novinky.cz, which referred to statements in Russian daily Vedomosti indicating that oil supplies from Russia via the Druzhba pipeline to Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary could be threatened during the upcoming winter.
"Just like we linked our gas system to Austria, we're working towards connecting ourselves to Austria when it comes to our oil pipeline to Schwechat, so that we'll have the option of reverse flow to Slovakia," he added. The ministry said on Tuesday that it is not aware of any official warning on possible disruptions in oil supplies from Russia.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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25. Nov 2010 at 10:00