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Russian refinery output rises.

Russian refinery runs rose in October by 2.1 per cent on a daily basis from September but were far below yearly highs as seasonal maintenance was still under way, Energy Ministry data showed. Russian refineries processed 4.99 million barrels of crude oil per day (mbpd) in October, up by 101,686 bpd from 4.89 mbpd in September. In year-on-year terms, oil runs were up 0.1 per cent. In October 2010, Russian oil plants processed an average of 4.98 mbpd of crude. Gasoline production in October fell by 2.9 per cent month on month and by 3.4 per cent year on year. Russian plants produced 97,355 tonnes of gasoline per day, or 2,918 tonnes per day less than in previous month. Gasoil output fell 1.4 per cent compared with September. It was also down by 5.5 per cent versus October 2010, the data showed. Refineries produced 179,435 tonnes of gasoil per day, or 2,611 tonnes less than in September.Fuel oil production at Russian oil plants was up by 5.8 per cent versus September, but fell by 0.7 per cent versus the same month last year. It totalled 5.814 million tonnes, or 187,535 tonnes per day. Jet kerosene production reached 793,200 tonnes in October, down 9 per cent on a daily basis from September, but was up by 4.1 per cent from October 2010. Oil processing at the Nizhnekamsk TAIF refinery rose sharply. October runs were up by 101.420 bpd or 177.8 per cent and reached 158.446 bpd after a 68.3 per cent month-on-month fall in September caused by maintenance at its only CDU unit, CDU-7. Rosneft, Russia"s largest crude producer, boosted refining in October by 7.8 per cent to 1.001 mbpd. Crude runs at the Syzran plant recovered to 101,580 bpd from 81,803 bpd in September after maintenance at its CDU-6 unit.Oil processing at Angarsk plant, also controlled by Rosneft, was up by 15.6 per cent compared to September and totaled 168,023 bpd, the data showed.

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