At 02:00 (Moscow time) on July 13 dispatching office of Transneft Volga Region, JSC registered short-term line pressure drop on 293 km of Buguruslan-Syzran oil trunk pipeline. Employees of Transneft Security, LLC immediately responded to the scene, founded a criminal group and notified Bezenchuksky Department of Samara Oblast of MOI of Russia of illegal actions of unidentified persons.
At the moment of oil stealing investigation and operational group apprehended three delinquents, Freightliner oil carrier and Infinity vehicle. Oil was stolen three kilometers from Novonatalyino settlement, Bezenchuksky Department of Samara Oblast. As a result of operative actions there was found a pipeline tie-in at a depth of 1,200 mm and a branch pipe. There was no oil seep. Financial damage is subject to determination.
Apprehended persons and means of transportation inter alia the ones with oil stolen from the Company are delivered to Bezenchuksky OM of MOI of the Russian Federation for implementation of initial investigative actions and making proceeding decision in response to the identified criminal offense.