Small and medium-sized Russian refineries, which predominantly rely on exporting their products, were expected to run at around 50% capacity in April with international buyers distancing themselves from the country’s oil after the invasion of Ukraine. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Some of their output is likely to be redirected to the domestic market although availability there is already high on diminishing exports. Meanwhile, some bigger refineries, which do not have scheduled maintenance, could increase runs to use the crude now remaining in the country, though others have halted crude intake as they cannot ship their production. Tuapse refinery — which produces feedstock such as fuel oil, naphtha and vacuum gasoil for export, rather than finished-grade products — has halted crude intake several times in March. Ilsky refinery in southern Russia has also halted crude offtake. Up to 3 million b/d of […]