On September 7, 2021, the independent environmental lab “SFERA” reported the results of bottom sediment samples taken on September 1 in the water area of CPC Marine Terminal (MT) in Yuzhnaya Ozereevka and adjacent areas. Sampling was done with special equipment from the boat in several points of the water area. Pursuant to effective GOST 17.1.5.01-80, the upper layer of bottom sediments was taken for samples to test the presence of petroleum products.
According to the test protocol, the content of petroleum products in bottom sediments does not exceed the detection limit.
On September 6, 2021, the laboratory of the Novorossiysk Educational and Research Marine Biological Center (Kuban State University branch) reported results of sea water samples taken on September 1 in the water area of CPC Marine Terminal (MT) in Yuzhnaya Ozereyevka and adjacent areas. The independent environmental lab “SFERA” took samples in five points from Marine Terminal to Bolshoy Utrish village.
According to test results, the content of oil products in the water of the Bolshoy Utrish Dolphinarium is below 0.005 mg/dm3. This is 10 times less than the MAC for oil products in water bodies of fishery value (0.05 mg/ dm3). The same water sampling results were 100 m away from SPM-1. In the remaining three points of sea water sampling - the Bolshoy Utrish lighthouse, the beach in Yuzhnaya Ozereevka, Limanchik Lake SPNR in Abrau-Dyurso village - no MAC excess was detected either.
The same day, the KubanECOProject laboratory reported the daily air measurement results at CPC MT and in the adjacent coastal areas from Yuzhnaya Ozereevka to Bolshoy Utrish. According to the data obtained on August 29, the amount of C1-C6 saturated hydrocarbons near Bolshoy Utrish was about 2 mg/m3 (25 times less than the average daily MAC of 50 mg/m3), benzene - 0.09 mg/m3 (7 times less than the average daily MAC of 0.06 mg/m3). On the same day, on the border of the CPC MT sanitary protection zone the amount of C1-C6 saturated hydrocarbons in the air was about 11.5 mg/m3 (4 times less than the daily average MAC), and benzene - 0.01 mg/m3 (6 times less than the daily average MAC). In the remaining eight air sampling points - the border of the sanitary protection zone with the residential area to the north-west of MT, the entrance to Yuzhnaya Ozereevka and its beach, Glebovskoye village, recreation centers "Energetik" and "Romantic" in Abrau-Durso village, Limanchik Lake SPNR in Abrau-Durso, the parking lot in Bolshoi Utrish - no MAC excess was found either.
CPC Pipeline System is one of the major investment projects with foreign capital in energy sector in the CIS. The length of the Tengiz – Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km. This route transports over two thirds of all Kazakhstan export crude, as well as crude from Russian oil fields, including those in the Caspian Region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also amid poor weather conditions.
CPC Shareholders: Federal Agency for State Property Management represented by Transneft (trust management) – 24%, CPC Company – 7%, KazmunayGas – 19%, Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%, Chevron Caspian Pipeline Consortium Company – 15%, LUKARCO B.V. – 12.5%, Mobil Caspian Pipeline Company – 7.5%, Rosneft-Shell Caspian Ventures Limited – 7.5%, BG Overseas Holding Limited – 2%, Eni International N.A. N.V. S.ar.l. – 2% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.