Polish operator Pern did not reveal third-party blame for oil spill in Druzhba pipeline
WARSAW, 12 October – RIA Novosti. The company said that Polish operator Pern did not disclose third-party blame for the oil spill at the Druzhba pipeline.
“After removing most of the contamination at the site next to the damaged oil pipeline yesterday, Pern’s technical services detected the leak. From the primary consequences and the way the pipeline is deformed, there is currently no sign of third-party intervention,” it says.
It was noted that experts are currently conducting detailed studies to determine the cause of the incident and to repair the highway.
In addition to restoring the pipeline’s operation, Pern announced the beginning of intensive work to “rehabilitate the field (the cornfield where the oil was spilled. – Approx. ed.)” to return it to its original condition as soon as possible.
On Wednesday morning, the Polish operator Pern reported that one of the two strings of the Druzhba oil pipeline – the line to Germany, had decompressed. The Polish government believes there is no reason to talk about sabotage. Officials in Germany’s Brandenburg state said they had recorded a drop in pressure in the pipeline. Work to fix the spill will take two to ten days, according to Jorg Steinbach, head of the local Ministry of Economy.
The Druzhba oil pipeline is the longest in the world, its length is about four thousand kilometers. It originates in the Samara region, passes through Bryansk, and then divides into two parts: the north – through the territory of Belarus, Poland and Germany, the south – through Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
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