Media reported about the plans for Ireland to export its oil from Britain for Brexit

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in fotobiennale tanker. Archival photoMedia reported about the plans for Ireland to export its oil from Britain for Brexit© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

The Irish government plans to approve a plan to transport 200 thousand tons of oil reserves of the country from the UK to Ireland or other EU States in respect of Brexit, according to the newspaper, the Sunday Independent, citing a source.

As the newspaper writes, the decision to transport was made for reasons of national security. The government plans to resort to such measures in the event of unforeseen circumstances that may arise in connection with the British exit from the EU.

It is planned that the government has finally approved the decision on the transfer of stocks of oil and oil products at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday, said the source.

According to the newspaper, the oil reserves of Ireland is 1.5 million tons, 500 thousand of them are in the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark and Spain.

Britain should leave the EU 29 March 2019 — exactly two years after the launch of the Brexit, which the British voted in a referendum in June 2016. Currently, Britain and the EU are negotiating the terms of exit, while for business there are still many unresolved issues.

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