Condoms and dummies caused problems in the Hungarian and Slovak parts of the Druzhba oilpipeline – reported the Hungarian News Agency MTI.
It is unclear how the unusual pollution got into the pipeline but there must have been a large quantitiy of it because the rubber items made the instruments show false data of oil running through the system.
he communication director of Hungarian Oil and Gas Company (MOL) Szollár Domokos admitted the technical problem, but added, the system did not need to be halted.
According to the Russian daily Vedomosti a reserve stretch of the pipeline had to be used temporally as a result of the weird pollution.
The pipeline operator company says the condoms and dummies might have got into system in Ukraine or Belarus during the process of giving additives.