PJSC Lukoil subsidiary LLC Lukoil Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez (NNOS) has halted processing activities at its 17-million tonne/year Kstovo refinery in central Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region following an operational upset at the site.
Operations at the refinery have been “temporarily stopped” in the wake of the Jan. 12 incident, Lukoil said.
While the operator said it is making every effort to quickly restore normal operations of the refinery, Lukoil confirmed it also is working with other unidentified parties to continue meeting product needs of the region’s domestic market using all available resources.
The company disclosed no further details regarding the nature of the unidentified incident or the refinery’s anticipated timeframe for restart.
The mid-January upset at NNOS’s refinery follows a late-December 2023 fire that broke out and was promptly extinguished at one of the site’s unnamed process units, according to a Dec. 21 release from NNOS.
The cause of the late-2023 fire presumably remains under investigation.