Russia spooked by fiery eruption over Moscow’s largest oil refinery
The refinery supplies half of Moscow's fuel needs.
This is the disturbing moment flames erupted from the largest oil refinery in Russia’s capital.
Footage circulating on social media shows a bright glow over Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom, which supplies half of Moscow’s fuel needs.
Moments later, a large fire can be seen raging over multiple buildings, triggering an alarm.
Residents of the districts of Kapotnya, Maryino and Brateevo reportedglow in the sky at around 2.30am.
The incident came amid regular Ukrainian kamikaze drone strikes on Russia along with sabotage attacks linked to the war on energy and transport infrastructure.
Government officials seek to hide such incidents, concealing the reach of Ukraine into Russia.
But pro-Kremlin news outlet Shot reported the fire at the refinery, which supplies 40% of Moscow’s gasoline needs and 50% of diesel fuel.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations said ‘there are no active fires in Moscow’.
Shot later deleted its report and video, fuelling suspicions it had been censored.
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