Rostock-Schwedt Oil Pipeline

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Rostock-Schwedt Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Germany.[1]


The pipeline originates in Rostock Port and terminates at the PCK refinery in Schwedt, Germany.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: PCK (Rosneft Deutschland GmbH[1]
  • Owner: PCK (Rosneft Deutschland GmbH[1]
  • Parent companies: Rosneft (54.2%), Shell (37.5%), Eni (8.3%)
  • Current capacity: 140,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 203 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1963


The Rostock-Schwedt oil pipeline transports crude oil from the port of Rostock to the PCK refinery in Schwedt, in the former East Germany. It is owned by PCK, the owner of the refinery in Schwedt. PCK is owned by Rosneft, Shell, and Eni.

It has been used as an alternative pipeline to the Druzhba Pipeline. For example, when Russia halted crude oil shipments to European refineries in January 2007 over a dispute with Belarus, the PCK refinery in Schwedt in Germany said it was prepared to use the Rostock-Schwedt instead should the stoppage continue.[3]

In Dec, 2022, PCK announced that a new deal for Polish crude oil would reduce their dependence on Russia, and allow for the operation of the PCK refinery at 70% capacity without Russian oil.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Unternehmen, PCK website, accessed June 2020.
  2. "Study on the Technical Aspects of Variable Use of Oil Pipelines Coming into the EU from Third Countries" (PDF). Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission. February 11, 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Russian crude supply cut hits Europe refiners, Reuters, 21 Jan. 2007
  4. "Germany's Schwedt refinery no longer needs Russian oil after Polish supply deal - German official". Reuters. Retrieved 2023-01-24.

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