Fire breaks out at Transneft Bryansk-Druzhba oil depot – Russian Emergency Situations Ministry
There are no casualties in a fire that broke out at the Transneft Bryansk-Druzhba oil depot in Bryansk, and there are no plans to evacuate civilians, either, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said on Monday, with the reference to preliminary information.
"A fire has broken out at an oil depot of JSC Transneft Bryansk-Druzhba. There are no plans to evacuate civilians. According to the preliminary information, there are no casualties," the ministry said.
Transneft-Druzhba has been unavailable for comment.
An oil depot fire in the Fokino district was reported at 2 a.m. on Monday. Its causes are being established.
Meanwhile, an informed source told Interfax that two oil depots were ablaze in Bryansk.
Transneft-Druzhba, a subsidiary of Transneft, operates tanks with an overall capacity of 3.1 million cubic meters, 20 oil pumping stations, 15 petroleum product pumping stations, 3,500 kilometers of oil pipelines, and 3,900 kilometers of petroleum product pipelines. The company has production facilities in 11 regions of Russia. It also operates the Druzhba pipeline supplying Russian oil to Europe.