Strikes hit processing unit, crude tank farm Novoshakhtinsky had only recently resumed operations Ukraine invasion leading to significant infrastructure damage Operations at the Novoshakhtinsky refinery in Southern Russia have been suspended after two drone strikes led to a fire and equipment damage, the refinery said in a statement June 22. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now There has been significant damage to refining and oil storage infrastructure in the region as a result of active fighting since Russia invaded Ukraine Feb. 24. The refinery said that the first drone strike hit a refining unit, causing a gas leak and explosion and the fire then spread to nearby equipment. The processing unit was put into cold circulation mode and the fire extinguished, it said in a statement. The second strike hit a crude oil tank farm at the refinery, causing damage to equipment, but […]