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A multibillion-dollar fine was paid by NCOC for violations of environmental standards.

The Committee for Environmental Regulation and Control of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan reported on March 29 that the operator of the Kashagan field North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) paid a fine in the amount of 12.419 billion tenge, reports Zakon.kz .

According to the agency, in 2022, the environmental inspectorate, based on the results of an inspection of the NCOC Marine Complex, established violations of environmental requirements, including the burning of sulfur dioxide without environmental permission, the discharge of industrial waters into the Caspian Sea without purification.

"Five administrative cases have been initiated against NCOC, which are considered in the Atyrau Specialized Court for Administrative Offenses. In February of this year, the court of appeal of Atyrau imposed a fine in the amount of 12 billion 419 million tenge on the enterprise, which was paid in full," the message reads.

It is noted that the order to eliminate violations is currently under consideration in the Supreme Court. Earlier, in the 1st and 2nd instances of the Astana city court, the order was recognized as lawful and justified.

Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Yerlan Nysanbayev commented on the lawsuit against NCOC. On three of the 10 points, the court ruled in favor of the company. Then the minister noted that according to the results of the inspection of the structural unit, the Department of Ecology of Atyrau region revealed excessive storage of sulfur in the amount of about one million tons. The standard allows you to store 750 thousand tons.
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