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German Refinery Reliant on Russia Now Using Oil From the US

The Schwedt oil refinery in Germany.

The Schwedt oil refinery in Germany.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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Germany’s Schwedt oil refinery has started processing US crude blended with Russian Urals, according to a person familiar with the matter.

US crude brought in from Rostock on Germany’s Baltic coast currently accounts for about 20% of what the refinery is processing, the person said. The port recently took delivery of its first cargo of US oil in at least half a decade. Operator PCK couldn’t immediately be reached by phone for comment.