MOSCOW, April 2 (UPI) -- One of the oldest refineries in Russia has returned to full production yields following fire damage to a crude distillation unit, oil company TNK-BP announced.
Anglo-Russian oil giant TNK-BP announced during the weekend that a fire broke out at its refinery in Saratov near the border with Kazakhstan.
TNK-BP officials said the fire raged for less than two hours. There were no injuries or significant damage to the facility.
The company, in a statement, said it would enact several technical measures to improve the safety at the Saratov refinery following the "ignition incident."
Leonid Rozenberg, the vice president of refining operations at TNK-BP, said repairs to the facility took less than two days.
"The company continued to honor its contractual supply obligations despite the temporary capacity decline," the company added.
The refinery was built in 1934. TNK-BP is the third largest oil company in Russia.