Fire Damages Rosneft Refinery in Suspected Ukrainian Drone Attack

A big refinery of Russian state oil huge Rosneft in southern Russia was harmed in a fire early on Thursday in a believed Ukrainian drone attack, in the current event at Russian energy export facilities over the previous week.

The 240,000 barrels-per-day refinery in Tuapse, southern Russia, was struck by a fire that was snuffed out early on Thursday, regional authorities stated.

” The vacuum system was on fire. According to initial details, there were neither casualties nor hurt,” Sergei Boiko, the head of the Tuapse district, composed on Telegram, as brought by Reuters.

The Tuapse refinery mainly exports its production of naphtha, high-sulfur diesel, fuel oil, and vacuum gasoil to Turkey, China, Malaysia, and Singapore.

The fire was the outcome of a drone attack by the Ukrainian security service, a Ukrainian source informed Reuters

The SBU security service of Ukraine will continue to assault fuel centers, according to the source.

” The SBU strikes deep into the Russian Federation and continues attacks on centers which are not just essential for the Russian economy, however likewise offer fuel for the opponent soldiers,” the source informed Reuters.

The drone attack at the Rosneft refinery in southern Russia occurred days after another thought drone attack this weekend required Russia’s gas company Novatek to suspend operations at a Baltic Sea fuel export terminal.

Since Tuesday, Russia’s Ust-Luga port on the Baltic Sea continued to deliver crude and fuels for exports, although Novatek’s fuel export terminal stayed shut after supposedly being struck by a drone attack.

The terminal run by Novatek stays shut, however the other terminals, consisting of one for petroleum exports and 2 other fuel export terminals, were functional since Tuesday, Reuters reported, mentioning market sources and LSEG information.

Ust-Luga is among the crucial export centers for Russian petroleum and fuels.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

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