HUR drone attack leaves Lukoil’s Volgograd refinery damaged

HUR Drones attacked Lukoil Oil refinery in Volgograd Oblast
HUR Drones attacked Lukoil Oil refinery in Volgograd Oblast

Main Directorate of Intelligence (HUR) drones attacked Lukoil's oil refinery in Volgograd Oblast of Russia, damaging primary refining units, NV's sister publication Ukrainska Pravda reported on May 11.

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"Russia was ‘rumbling’ again on the night of May 11," HUR stated. "The Volgograd refinery, owned by Lukoil-Volgogradneftepererabotka, got an unexpected visit from our UAVs."

Intelligence sources indicated that primary refining units AVT-1 and AVT-6 were affected, and the exact extent of the damage is still being assessed. Additionally, a control cable for air refrigerators was destroyed, shutting down seven of them. The chimney of the P-1 furnace was also hit.

Russian media reported that air defense systems intercepted seven drones over the Volgograd and Kursk regions on May 11. Anti-aircraft fire was audible in Volgograd's Krasnoarmeysky district.

Back in early February 2024, Ukrainian drones also attacked the Volgograd refinery, sparking a fire.

Lukoil-Volgogradneftepererabotka LLC, the largest oil producer in Russia's Southern Federal District, can refine up to 14.8 million tons of petroleum annually.

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