On May 19, 2023, the results of the traditional environmental/educational project “Let’s Save Our Environment” were summed up in Ikryanoye village of the Astrakhan Oblast. The project has been implemented for eight consecutive years in the region by Caspian Pipeline Consortium with support of the Caspian Scientific/Research Institute of Fish Industry (CaspNIRKh).
The project completion ceremony was attended by representatives of CPC-R, CaspNIRKh, Federal Agency for Fishery, a number of ministries of the Astrakhan Oblast, winners of the creative children’s contest, parents and professors.
This year, young researchers and specialists of the Volga-Caspian branch of the Russian Federation Research Institute of Fishery and Oceanography (RF RIFO) delivered 30 environmental awareness demo classes entitled ‘Sturgeon is a relict fish dating back to the times of dinosaurs. Let’s preserve it for future generations’. Relevant activities were held at 6 schools and 4 social rehabilitation centers in Kharabalinsky, Yenotaevsky, Limansky, Narimanovsky and Krasnoyarsk districts where CPC operation facilities are located.
Contests in the following nominations ‘Environmental activity’, ‘Applied and ornamental arts’ and ‘Copyrighted photo’ provided an opportunity for school students to demonstrate their creative potential. Students were very enthusiastic in supporting the idea of CPC to shed light on the environmental issues of the Astrakhan Oblast using different genres. A total of 174 pieces of work were submitted for the contest (125 handicrafts, 25 videos and presentations, 24 pictures), 27 of which were awarded prizes.
Other than valuable prizes and diplomas, the winners got an opportunity to take part in releasing 200 young beluga, each weighing 350 g, into their natural habitat. On the same day, some 70,000 Russian sturgeon fry weighing up to 50 g were released into the Volga river near-delta area by representatives of CPC, RF RIFO and the Volgo-Caspian Territorial Department of the Federal Agency for Fishery.
Environmental projects represent an important charity activity for CPC in the regions of its operations. For instance, a program for saiga population preservation is being implemented in Kalmykia for many years. An environmental awareness program delivered in the Stavropol Krai is aimed at increasing the populations of the red deer and sika deer.
The CPC Pipeline System is one of CIS largest energy investment projects that involves foreign capital. The length of the Tengiz – Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km. This route moves over two thirds of all Kazakhstan export oil along with crude from Russian fields including those in the Caspian region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM), allowing tankers to be loaded safely at significant distance offshore, including in poor weather conditions
CPC Shareholders: Federal Agency for State Property Management represented by Transneft (trustee) – 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. - 2%, and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.