The authorities at the port of Taman have suspended LPG exports. The suspension is for an indefinite period, due to fears of drone attacks.
LPG is a highly explosive liquefied petroleum gas. Its continued export raises risks.
The Taman loading complex, on the Black Sea, has an annual capacity of 20 million tons. It accounts for around 7.5% of Russian LPG exports.
Russian and Kazakh Liquefied Petroleum Gas suppliers are looking for alternative routes. Routes via Poland and China are being considered.
This hydrocarbon is mostly used as a heating source, but also to produce other petrochemicals and fuel for cars.
These measures are preventive agaisnt a possible drone strike. On May 31, a fire broke out at the Afipsky oil refinery. It is located in the Krasnodar Krai, not far from the Novorossiisk Sea Port.