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Supplies through Russia's oil pipeline to Poland interrupted
Jan 8, 2007, 10:38 GMT
Warsaw - Oil supplies from the Russian druzhba (friendship) pipeline to Western Europe have been cut off, the Polish Ministry of the Economy said Monday morning.
The Polish news agency PAP reported that supplies to Poland and Germany had been cut off overnight to Monday.
The Ministry of the Economy in Warsaw claimed that the problem was connected to the current dispute over oil supplies between Belarus and Russia.
Belarus on Thursday slapped a hefty surcharge on Russian oil shipments sent across the former Soviet republic to European consumers after a Russian gas price spike was made official on December 31, 2006.
There was no information available from the pipeline authorities as to when gas supplies would be resumed.© 2007 dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur