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Gasoline output in Russia up 12.1% week-on-week on April 1-7 to 845,900 tons — statistics

The statistics service does not provide the year-on-year dynamics of gasoline production

MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. Gasoline production by Russian refineries amounted to 845,900 tons during the week from April 8 to April 14, which is 12.1% up in comparison with the week from April 1 to April 7, according to data of the federal statistics service (Rosstat).

Gasoline production began to decline from 838,900 tons (in the week from March 4 to 10) - to 815,300 tons in the week from March 11 to 17 and to 754,600 tons from March 18 to 24. After this, a slow recovery began.

The statistics service does not provide the year-on-year dynamics of gasoline production. However, last year, in the week from April 10 to April 16, gasoline production was 839,000 tons, the statistics service says. That means that an increase in gasoline refining last week could be approximately 0.08% in annual terms.

Drone attacks on refineries

In the morning on March 12, Ukrainian drones attacked the Kstovo oil refinery in the Nizhny Novgorod region. As a result of the emergency, no one was injured. By 10:57 a.m. Moscow time the fire at the refinery was extinguished.

On March 13, UAVs attacked the Ryazan oil refinery, starting a fire that was soon extinguished.

Prior to this, in January it was reported that the operation of one unit at the Nizhny Novgorod oil refinery was temporarily stopped due to a technical incident. According to the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor), the reason for decommissioning the catalytic cracking unit was a malfunction of a compressor part. In addition, as the Governor of the Rostov region Vasily Golubev reported on March 13, the technological facilities of the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery were stopped after the fall of unmanned aerial vehicles.