Hungary received 60,000 tonnes of contaminated Russian oil in May

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Hungary has received a total of 60,000 tonnes of contaminated Russian oil in May via the Druzhba pipeline, of which 17,700 tonnes were shipped on May 20-21 after a short break, three industry sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

One of the sources said that Hungary plans to store the oil received this month but not to process it.

Source: Reuters

Hungarian energy company MOL and Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft did not reply to requests for a comment.

Russia halted oil flows along the pipeline to Eastern Europe and Germany in April because of contaminated crude, leaving refiners in Europe scrambling to find supplies.

This week, MOL said it would start taking clean Russian oil later this week via Druzhba after agreeing to store 100,000 tonnes of contaminated crude.

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