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Russia will significantly reduce diesel exports due to strikes on refineries - Bloomberg

Russia will significantly reduce diesel exports due to strikes on refineries - Bloomberg Illustrative photo: Russia may reduce marine diesel exports in April (Getty Images)

The export of Russian diesel by sea in April will significantly decrease. This is due to the strikes on oil refineries in Russia, according to Bloomberg.

The agency reports that his month, the loading of Russian diesel fuel in the ports of the Black and Baltic Seas will decrease to approximately 2.29 million tons.

Journalists, citing data from the analytical company Kpler, specify that Russia will export slightly more than 569,000 barrels per day, which is 21% less than the actual daily export from the same ports in March. Then, the Russian Federation sold 724,000 barrels per day.

Bloomberg emphasizes that Russia is reducing diesel fuel shipments by sea after weekly crude oil processing rates fell to a 10-month low due to attacks on oil refineries.

Additionally, the situation is exacerbated by seasonal maintenance work, which reduces the throughput capacity of some Russian refineries and puts pressure on diesel flows in the country.

At the same time, Russian officials assure that they do not plan to ban the export of diesel fuel in the country.

Drone strikes on oil refineries

Recently, attacks on oil refineries have been increasingly recorded in Russia. This has significantly affected the aggressor country's ability to refine oil.

According to sources of RBC-Ukraine, the strikes on oil refineries are carried out by the Defense Forces of Ukraine. In particular, drones recently attacked three oil refineries in the Samara region, including those owned by Rosneft.

Additionally, a drone attacked one of the largest oil refineries in Yaroslavl.

More details on the strikes on oil refineries and their impact on the war - in the material of RBC-Ukraine.