Habeck renews commitment for PCK location in Schwedt
Federal Minister Robert Hebeck stands on the stage and speaks at a performance by the citizens’ alliance “Zukunft Schweidt”.
Photo: Patrick Pleul/DPA
Should the last oil supply be stopped, Schwedt should not be alone. At a rally, the minister emphasized his support for the Brandenburg refinery site.
Schwedt/Oder. Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) has confirmed his commitment to increase funding for the PCK refinery in the Brandenburg town of Schweedt in the event of a Russian oil supply freeze.
“This promise has been kept,” said Habeck on Wednesday evening at a rally of hundreds of citizens and PCK employees in downtown Schwedt. This applies when the refinery cannot make money without oil delivery on the fly. Nevertheless, Habek defended Western sanctions against Russia after the invasion of Ukraine. This includes the exit from Russian oil, on which the site is currently dependent.
Schweider display for receipt
“There’s also some domestic consequence of these restrictions, that’s actually the case,” Hebek said. “But that doesn’t just apply to Schwedt and PCK.” The location should be ready to examine alternatives, taking into account the global and climate-political situation. “Everything speaks for the preparation to make a choice. That’s our strategy and I think that’s what I want and need. ,
Residents and refinery workers took to the streets in Schweedt on Wednesday evening for the future of the site. The employee representatives and the state government had asked the government for a written guarantee for the PCK refinery. There should be a 100% functional guarantee.
Due to the Russian war in Ukraine, the federal government has committed itself not to use Russian oil from the Druzhba pipeline from next year. It supplies the PCK refinery, which is owned by the Russian state-owned company Rosneft.
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