On 17 July 2019, the Security Directorate of Transneft Upper Volga discovered a diesel release in the protected area at the 147th km of the Ring Petroleum Products Trunk Pipeline (RPPTP) around Moscow near the village of Durykino in Solnechnogorsky District. The reason for the release of petroleum products was illegal tapping.
Emergency response teams of the Volodarsk Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate of Transneft Upper Volga promptly arrived at the site of the petroleum products release. According to preliminary data, the leakage of petroleum products was caused by a burst illegal tapping. The pollution covered an area of 12 m2. Employees of the Company have eliminated the release of petroleum products, and currently work is underway to clean up the territory, collect petroleum products and remove polluted soil.
There is no threat to life or health of the population, and the risk of petroleum products entering water bodies is absent. There are no grounds for announcing an emergency.
An unidentified third party with a fuel stealing criminal intent is responsible for the petroleum products spill.
An investigation is carried out upon the fact of petroleum products theft from the pipeline by competent authorities, in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation. The matter of initiating a criminal case is being resolved.