Flows of Russia’s key Urals crude exports to Europe via the Druzhba pipeline are likely to be disrupted well into May as deliveries remain suspended following a major crude contamination issue.  Problems with crude quality on the Druzhba pipeline began to emerge on Monday and spread over a number of countries as the contaminated oil made its way through the pipeline. Druzhba is one of the world’s biggest oil pipeline systems, supplying about 1 million b/d of Urals crude to refiners across some 4,000 km in Belarus, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. The Russian energy ministry initially said problems with the deteriorating quality of crude exported westward was technical and would […]