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President of the Board of Directors of MERO CR is Mr. Jaroslav Pantůček

The Ministry of Finance as the sole shareholder of the company has elected, as of today, as Member of the Board of Directors of MERO CR, Mr. Jaroslav Pantůček. At today´s meeting of the Board of Directors Mr. Jaroslav Pantůček was elected President of the Board of Directors and CEO.

Notification of the death of Mr. Jaroslav Kocián, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of MERO ČR, a.s.

With deep sorrow we announce that on 23 February 2022, Mr. Jaroslav Kocián, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of MERO ČR, a.s., suddenly passed away at the age of 59.

60th Anniversary of the Druzhba crude oil pipeline

On 22 February 2022, exactly 60 years will have passed since the Druzhba crude oil pipeline was officially put into operation in the then Czechoslovakia. In 1962 it reached Bratislava, and in 1965 it was extended to Záluží u Mostu.

The Druzhba crude oil pipeline is back in full operation

In the early hours of today, 15 November 2021, operation of the Druzhba crude oil pipeline, which transports Russian REB crude oil to the Czech Republic, resumed. The crude oil pipeline was shut down for more than a week due to the relocation of the pipeline due to the construction of the Církvice bypass.

An extensive exercise of IRS units took place at the central oil tank farm near Nelahozeves

On 18 October 2021, an extensive exercise of units of the integrated rescue system (IRS) took place at the central oil tank farm, the intention of which was to test the readiness of the units of the Fire and Rescue Service of the Central Bohemian Region and other IRS units, as well as part of the external emergency plan for the emergency planning zone of the central oil tank farm.

MERO ČR, a.s. held the largest safety exercise in its history for protecting critical infrastructure

Kralupy nad Vltavou 23 September 2021 – Today, MERO ČR, a.s. ČR, a.s., the operator of oil pipelines in the Czech Republic, organized the largest safety exercise in its history for protecting critical infrastructure.

The first oil from the west flowed into the Czech Republic a quarter of a century ago

Twenty-five years ago, the operation of the IKL oil pipeline officially started at the central oil tank farm, which connecting the tank farm in Nelahozeves to the Western European oil pipeline network. Three decades later, during which oil was transported to the Czech Republic exclusively by the Druzhba oil pipeline from the former Soviet Union, today’s Russian Federation, the Czech Republic gained an alternative route.

The winner of the competition for the efficiency of electricity consumption among oil carriers is MERO

MERO ČR, a.s. won a competition organized by the International Association of Oil Transporters (IAOT) in the field of efficiency of electricity consumption in transportation in 2019. The results took into account the efficiency of electricity consumption for the previous period 2017-2019.

The seventeenth large-capacity storage tank has been put into operation at the central oil tank farm

MERO ČR, a.s. has completed the construction of a new large-capacity storage tanks, which can hold up to 125 thousand m3 of oil. The new storage tank was built on the premises of the central oil tank farm, where sixteen above-ground storage tanks have been built over the years. With the successful completion of the seventeenth storage tank marked H13, the capacity of the tank farm increased to a total of 1,675,000 m3.

The MERO ČR, a.s. control room is isolated from its surroundings

In response to the unfavorable developments associated with the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus, the MERO ČR, a.s. crisis task force decided to launch a crisis plan - isolation of the control room.

MERO ČR, a.s. supports children’s homes and hospices

MERO ČR, a.s. is interested in systematically supporting socially beneficial activities, and showing its values and responsibility to the environment. This year, MERO ČR, a.s. provided financial donations mainly to hospices and children’s homes.

Today, the Druzhba oil pipeline transported the last supply of oil loaned to Unipetrol during the contamination of oil in Druzhba

Today, 6 November 2019, the last supply of crude oil from the total volume loaned to Unipetrol by the State Material Reserves Administration was returned to the storage tanks at the central oil tank farm in Nelahozeves via the Druzhba oil pipeline.

MERO ČR, a.s. and DG HZS ČR have entered into a collaboration agreement

On 31 July 2019, the General Director of the Fire and Rescue Service of the Czech Republic Maj. Gen. Drahoslav Ryba and members of the Board of Directors of MERO ČR, a.s. Jaroslav Kocián and Otakar Krejsa signed a collaboration agreement for the period 2019-2028.