BERLIN, Sep 16 – PRIME. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that he did not discuss with Vladimir Putin during their last telephone conversation on September 13 the issue of transferring Rosneft’s subsidiaries to German control.
“No,” Scholz told reporters in response to their question about whether he discussed with Putin the transfer of control of Rosneft’s subsidiaries to the German regulator. This press conference was broadcast by the Phoenix TV channel.
Earlier, the German Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection announced that the German government had transferred Rosneft’s subsidiaries – Rosneft Deutschland and RN Refining & Marketing – under the control of the Federal Network Agency. Thus, the agency received control over Rosneft Deutschland and over a corresponding share in three oil refineries – PCK Schwedt, MiRo and Bayernoil.
According to the agency itself, the reason for the introduction of trustees over Rosneft Deutschland and RN Refining & Marketing was the market situation that has developed due to their close ties with Russia.
The refinery of PCK Raffinerie GmbH is located in the German city of Schwedt. The location of the refinery makes it possible to supply Urals oil via the Druzhba pipeline. The plant’s capacity is 11.6 million tons per year (the current share of Rosneft in the plant’s capacity is 6.3 million tons per year). Shareholders: Rosneft – 54.17%, Shell – 37.5%, Eni – 8.33%.