Pumping oil through the pipeline to the Tuapse refinery resumed

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in photomontagist carbon filters at the refinery. Archival photoPumping oil through the pipeline to the Tuapse refinery resumed© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

Oil pumping through the pipeline «Tikhoretsk-Tuapse-1» at the Tuapse refinery, which was interrupted because of damage to the pipe debris flow resumed, the supply to the enterprise are staff, told reporters Advisor to the President of «Transneft» Igor Demin.

On Friday, «Transneft» has informed that from-for heavy rains in the Krasnodar region curtailed the operation of the pipeline «Tikhoretsk-Tuapse-1» which supplies to the Tuapse refinery. Later, the company explained that the mudflow has damaged the pipeline, the oil spill amounted to about five cubic meters. The press service of «RN — Tuapse refinery» reported that the plant continues to produce products, however, due to damage to the pipeline will be forcedly transferred to the hot circulation on October 27.

«Today, 13.34 Moscow time Chernomortransneft resumed oil transportation via main oil pipeline «Tikhoretsk-Tuapse-1″ in operation… currently supply to the plant is in normal mode,» — said Demin on Saturday.

He recalled that oil pumping was stopped because of damage to the area of the air crossing of the pipeline under the influence of debris flow in the emergency area. During works on liquidation of the incident the supply of oil to the «RN — Tuapse refinery» was partially carried out at the expense of the inventory of the tank farm «Zarechye» «Chernomortransneft».

«In the work on liquidation of consequences of incident attended by the emergency repair services «Chernomortransneft» involved more than 100 experts and 45 pieces of equipment. On the river Tuapse has several rows of booms,» — said Demin.

In the course of liquidation of consequences of oil spill experts took samples of the natural water content of oil products in nine points of the Tuapse river and at the confluence of rivers in the Black sea. Also there was conducted selection of background samples above the scene of the incident. «Comprehensive measures on eliminating the consequences of the oil continue», — concluded the representative of «Transneft».