A refinery in Volgograd caught fire after a drone attack

A refinery in Volgograd caught fire after a drone attack
A refinery in Volgograd caught fire after a drone attack

The fire in the refinery, which broke out after a drone strike, was extinguished after several hours, according to ERR radio. Russia’s Ministry of Emergencies claimed that the fire was 300 square meters, according to Reuters.

Volgograd is located in the depths of Russian territory about 475 kilometers from the front. The Russian military said air defense intercepted two more drones over the Volgograd region on Saturday night, as well as “four flying objects over the Belgorod region in the southwest and one near Rostov-on-Don in the south of the country, both of which border Ukraine.”

The refinery in Volgograd has the capacity to process almost 300,000 barrels of oil per year.

The Russian energy infrastructure has been affected by several outages in the last two months. The Russian mining and processing giant Lukoil also reported on the problems of the NORSI refinery near Nizhny Novgorod, which stopped part of the operation due to an “incident”, which it did not elaborate on. An outage at Russia’s fourth-largest refinery has sparked fears of a possible gasoline shortage. The fire at the Volgograd refinery made them even stronger.

According to Reuters, the Russian government could resolve the situation with an embargo on fuel exports, as it did last fall.

A refinery in St. Petersburg was hit by a Ukrainian drone

The article is in Czech

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