June 7, 2019
ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – Russia’s oil contamination crisis is almost over, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said at an economic forum in St Petersburg on Friday.
The country’s average daily oil output dropped this month to a three-year low after contaminated crude clogged its main export route. Contaminated Urals crude was discovered in the Druzhba pipeline to Europe in mid-April.
(Reporting by Katya Golubkova, Dmitry Zhdannikov and Olesya Astakhova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by David Goodman)