The tainted oil that flew through the Druzhba oil pipeline from Russia to customers in Europe was “ deliberately contaminated ” at a private terminal, according Russia’s oil pipeline operator Transneft. The oil was contaminated at the Samaratransneft terminal which receives oil from several small producers, Russia’s TASS news agency reports, citing Transneft’s spokesman Igor Demin as telling reporters. “Russian law enforcement agencies have initiated a criminal case for oil contamination. The first results show that this contamination was a deliberate act. Now, investigative activities are under way in offices of several private companies in Samara to determine their involvement in the incident,” Demin said, as carried by TASS. Last week, several countries, including Poland, shut down the flow of Russian crude oil via the Druzhba pipeline after traces of contamination were found. The most vital industry information will soon be right at your fingertips Join the world’s largest […]