19 Apr 2024 19:32

Orsk refinery resumes processing fuel after shutdown owing to flooding

MOSCOW. April 19 (Interfax) - PJSC Orsknefteorgsintez has resumed processing at the Orsk Oil Refinery after a temporary shutdown owing to flooding in the city, the company's press service told reporters.

"The plant has begun preparatory measures to bring the technical facilities back on schedule gradually," the press service said.

As reported, Orsknefteorgsintez announced the suspension of operations at the Orsk Oil Refinery on April 7 owing to flooding in the city, which started after a breach in the protective embankment dam in Orsk. The company continued to ship fuel from the tank farm, though warned its counterparties about a possible shift in the timing of product shipments.

Russia's Energy Ministry said that the shutdown at the Orsk refinery would not affect the supply of motor fuel to the domestic market, since the country has sufficient reserves to meet demand fully in the region affected by the flood.

Orsknefteorgsintez is the largest asset of ForteInvest, and the refinery has annual capacity of 6 million tonnes of petroleum products.