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Poland, Germany’s Plans for Russia Oil Pivot Start to Take Shape

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Germany and Poland pledged to stop buying Russian oil by the end of this year. Their plans to do so are starting to take shape.

Germany, Europe’s top buyer of Russian crude until the invasion of Ukraine, is seeking replacement of some flows with supply from Kazakhstan in what looks a contorted logistical challenge. Neighboring Poland appears set to miss its deadline to halt — at least for a month or two.