April 26, 2019 / 3:57 PM / 3 months ago

REFILE-Hungary's MOL stops accepting oil through Druzhba pipeline

(Refiles to reflect correction in headline)

BUDAPEST, April 26 (Reuters) - Hungarian energy group MOL has temporarily suspended accepting crude oil through the Druzhba pipeline, it said on Friday, adding, however, that the move did not affect its refineries.

“Thus far the quality of the crude oil coming through the pipeline has been in accordance with the regulations, however we have decided to temporarily suspend the takeover of the crude oil,” it said in an email.

Poland, Germany and Slovakia have suspended imports of Russian oil via the Druzhba pipeline, citing poor quality and triggering a rare crisis over supply from the world’s second-largest crude exporter. (Reporting by Marton Dunai and Gergely Szakacs, editing by Louise Heavens/David Evans)

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