An oil spill has been confirmed from a major Russian Black Sea pipeline near the port of Tuapse, a sea port and the northern center of a resort zone which extends south to Sochi.
Earlier this mornig, Russian Emergencies Ministry reported that measures were taken to mitigate an oil spill near the village of Grechesky, Tuapse District, Krasnodar Territory.
“Some quantity of oil has spilled into the sea,”Sergei Proskurin, first deputy captain of the port of Tuapse, told Reuters today.
According to local media reports Transneft said that the pipeline was shut after the leak.
However, Reuters reports, Rosneft, the operator of the pipeline, said the work at the refinery was unaffected as it was drawing crude from its stocks.