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German Oil Refiner to Halt Diesel Loadings After Lightning Hit

  • Limits to be put on diesel and heating oil at Bayernoil
  • South Germany already tight with Burghausen undergoing work

Germany’s Bayernoil GmbH, which operates an oil refining complex in the south of the country, plans to halt deliveries of diesel and heating oil to customers from Thursday after a lightning strike, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The restrictions will be in place for several days and threaten to further tighten Europe’s diesel market, which is already reeling from the loss of Russian shipments.