8 Apr 2024 18:48

Orsk Refinery stoppage won't affect domestic market, there is fuel inventory - ministry

MOSCOW. April 8 (Interfax) - The unscheduled stoppage at the Orsk Oil Refinery will not affect motor fuel supplies to the domestic market since there is sufficient inventory in Russia to meet all demand in the region affected by flooding, the Energy Ministry told Interfax.

The ministry said any shortfall would at most be about 0.1% of the country's planned motor fuel production in April. In addition, most of the units at the Orsk Oil Refinery were stopped for scheduled maintenance even before the flood, it said.

"The Energy Ministry monitors motor fuel supply in the domestic market on a daily basis. The situation with fuel supplies to all constituent entities of the Russian Federation is stable and is under the control of the Energy Ministry's Headquarters," it said.

On April 7, 2024, the Orsk Oil Refinery (PJSC Orsknefteorgsintez ) was forced to temporarily suspend operations due to abnormal flooding in the Orenburg region. The decision was made to avoid environmental risks, to ensure the safety of employees and the production process.