MOSCOW Feb 20 Russia's Rosneft said
it had resumed shipments of oil products from its Ryazan
refinery following a fire last week, which was caused by a
Last week Rosneft halted output at the refinery, which is a
major supplier to Moscow's airports, and stopped sending
products through the Transneft's pipeline system due
to safety reasons.
A spokesman for the state-controlled oil and gas company
said on Thursday that units at the refinery were working
normally and that customers had been supplied during the
shutdown out of stockpiles.
Rosneft said last week that several rail cars decoupled from
a locomotive and rolled backwards to crash through the gates of
the plant, sparking a fire. There were no injuries.
Last year, the plant refined 17.3 million tonnes of oil,
producing 4.1 million of diesel, 3.3 million of gasoline and 1.1
million of jet fuel.