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Germany Says It Won’t Be Buying Russian Oil at All in 2023

  • Germany is in talks with Kazakhstan to replace Russian oil
  • Transneft said Germany had sent request for Russian oil for 1Q
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Germany rejected a claim that it plans to buy Russian oil early next year, saying that it will instead import crude oil from Kazakhstan. 

Europe’s largest economy has said previously it plans to halt imports of Russian crude by the end of this year after the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine. However, that was thrown into doubt when the chief executive of Russia’s oil pipeline operator said it had received requests for supplies in the first quarter of 2023.