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In the east of Germany, gasoline is more expensive than in the west due to the rejection of Russian oil

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The highest prices for gasoline and diesel in Germany are recorded in the territory of the former East Germany — in Saxony, Thuringia, Hamburg and Bremen. This is evidenced by the data of a recent report by the Federal Antimonopoly Agency of the country.

In the lands of the former GDR, incomes are already lower than in the west of Germany, and now gasoline and diesel have also risen in price there, writes Bild columnist Laura Meinfelder. According to the Federal Antimonopoly Agency of Germany, the highest fuel prices are recorded in Saxony, Thuringia, Hamburg and Bremen.

"This is explained by the sources of imports: petroleum products come to the west of Germany through sea terminals in the Netherlands and Belgium. And for decades they came to the east from the USSR and Of Russia. Since the end of 2022, Germany has refused to supply oil from Russia via the Druzhba oil pipeline, which has been operating since the 1960s. Because of this, the largest refineries in East Germany in Loin and Schwedt are operating at incomplete capacity," the Bild telegram channel in Russian notes.

As reported by EADaily, Poland and Germany have agreed to cooperate in the supply of oil to the PCK refinery in Schwedt, Germany. The controlling stake of the plant belongs to Rosneft enterprises. According to Polish media, Warsaw demanded the "de-russification" of the refinery, but now agreed to help without this condition.

"We will coordinate the supply of crude oil to the PCK Schwedt refinery, the needs and volumes of crude oil supplies to the PCK Schwedt refinery through the Polish Naftoport and the ownership status of this refinery," says the German—Polish action plan, which was adopted following intergovernmental consultations on July 2 in Warsaw.

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