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Germany seizes control of 3 Russian-owned oil refineries ahead of looming EU deadline

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An oil subsidiary in Germany beforehand managed by a Russian oil big is now below the management of the German authorities, it introduced Friday.

The German authorities mentioned it took management of Rosneft Deutschland GmbH and RN Refining & Advertising GmbH, two corporations owned up till now by multinational oil and fuel firm Rosneft. The federal government mentioned the transfer would guarantee continued oil manufacturing because the worldwide group appears to be like to chop its oil dependence on Russia.

German’s Economic system Ministry mentioned Friday the businesses will likely be put below the management of the Federal Community Company. The ministry additionally mentioned the company will assume management of the businesses’ shares in three refineries: PCK Schwedt, MiRo and Bayernoil.

The oil refinery on the commercial web site of PCK-Raffinerie GmbH, collectively owned by Rosneft, are illuminated within the night in Schwedt, Germany, on Could 4, 2022. 
(Patrick Pleul/dpa through AP, File)

The ministry mentioned the acquisition will final for six months.

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The Schwedt refinery provides about 90% of Berlin’s gas and Rosneft Deutschland is among the largest oil processing corporations within the nation, accounting for 12% of Germany’s oil refining capability, Reuters reported.

The transfer comes amid a bigger bundle by the German authorities to hunt alternate options to Russian oil, which it intends to announce later Friday. Rosneft beforehand mentioned it had no intention to cease the import of Russian oil.

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A European Union embargo on Russian oil is ready to be enacted on Jan 1, 2023.

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The Related Press contributed to this report.

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