16:46 22 Apr 2024

Russian oil refining hits lowest point in 11 months – Bloomberg

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Russian oil refining fell to a minimum in the last 11 months.

Bloomberg reports this.

According to the agency's interlocutor, Russia processed 5.22 million barrels of crude oil daily from April 11 to 17.

According to Bloomberg's calculations, that amounted to around 10,000 barrels per day, which was 0.2% lower than the average for the past seven days.

In general, Russian refineries produced an average of 5.23 million barrels per day in April, which is nearly the lowest level since last May.

Earlier this year, drones struck key Russian oil refineries, bringing them to a partial or complete halt.

No additional damage has been caused to the refinery in the past month, allowing operators to focus on repairs. However, poor weather conditions have hindered progress, and the Orsk refinery was forced to close on April 7 due to flooding in the area. As a result, crude oil has not been processed at the plant during the most recent reporting period.

According to Rubryka's report, there were 15 drone attacks on 13 oil refineries across nine regions of the Russian Federation in 2024. Of these, eight facilities sustained considerable damage.

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Thus, on the morning of March 16, strike drones simultaneously attacked two oil enterprises. The drones targeted the Syzran Refinery and the Novokuibyshevsk Refinery.

On the night of March 15, Ukrainian drones attacked the petrochemical enterprise "First Plant" in the Kaluga region of the Russian Federation, which is engaged in oil processing. Ukraine's intelligence conducted the operation.

On the night of March 13, several drones attacked various areas of Russia, including Voronezh, Kursk, Belgorod, Bryansk, Leningrad, and Lipetsk regions. The oil plant in Ryazan was also targeted, causing a significant fire to break out.

It is worth adding that the Security Service of Ukraine attacked three oil refineries in Russia with drones: Ryazan, Kstovo of the Nizhny Novgorod region, and Kirishi of the Leningrad region.

On March 12, drones struck the territory of the Russian Federation. Oil depots were hit in Oryol and Nizhnygorod, where large-scale fires broke out; explosions were heard in the Moscow, Kursk, Belgorod, Voronezh, and Tula regions.

In addition, the Main Directorate of Intelligence stated that similar attacks by strike drones, as occurred on the night of March 12, could be subjected to all objects that the Russian Federation uses for military purposes.

Also, on March 6, as a result of a drone attack in the Voronezh region of the Russian Federation, explosions rang out. Moreover, strike drones hit a warehouse of fuel and lubricants in the Kursk region.

In addition, on February 15, drones attacked an oil depot located in the Kursk region of the Russian Federation: after that, a fire broke out, and Ukraine was blamed for the attack.


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