German Chancellor Olaf Scholz believes that Russia can completely stop supplying oil to two German plants through the Druzhba pipeline, just as it stopped supplying gas to Europe. Scholz said this in an interview with the Deutschlandfunk radio station.
"I was sure from the very beginning that Russia cannot be relied on to fulfill its obligations, for example, when it comes to gas supplies. Therefore, since the end of last year, I have been thinking about what would really happen if the gas supply suddenly stopped ", said the Chancellor of Germany.
He recalled that the country has already filled gas storage facilities by almost 90%, decommissioned coal-fired power plants and extended the life of several nuclear power plants to cope with the shortage of Russian blue fuel.
"We are now preparing for the fact that the same difficult situation (as in the case of gas supply) may arise for two oil refineries in Eastern Germany connected to the Druzhba pipeline," Scholz added.
According to him, support measures are being organized at the factories in Loyna and Schwedt. In particular, they want to replace the supply of Russian oil with Polish oil at Loyna, and they are modernizing the pipeline for Schwedt to increase the supply of marine oil.