PRAGUE, December 5 (Sputnik) – Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Slovak Economy Minister Pavol Pavlis will sign a deal on the supply of Russian oil to Slovakia for the next 15 years on Friday.
Russia will supply Slovakia with about 6 million metric tons of oil annually under the new deal, which will replace the previous agreement that expires on December 31, 2014. The same amount of Russian oil will be delivered via Slovakia to Western Europe.
According to the US Energy Information Administration data, Slovakia's daily oil consumption stands at some 70,000 barrels. Russian oil is delivered to the country via the Druzhba pipeline, which also runs through Ukraine.