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CPC Released Fish into the Mzymta River in Krasnodar Krai

IMG_9489.JPGOn July 24, 2023, an event was held in Krasnodar Krai to release fry of the critically endangered Black Sea salmon (kumzha) raised by a fish farm commissioned by CPC into the natural habitat. The fish were released as part of the implementation of CPC-R Biodiversity Conservation Program.

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium replenished the Black Sea salmon population in accordance with the provisions of Federal Law No. 160-FZ in order to preserve aquatic biological resources that may be affected by the construction of a new crude oil lease automatic custody transfer (LACT) and related facilities at the Marine Terminal in Yuzhnaya Ozereevka.

The work to construct a new LACT and related facilities at CPC Marine Terminal commenced in 2021 and is currently being completed. This work is part of the Debottlenecking Program (DBNP) to increase the CPC crude pipeline system throughput capacity to 82 mln tons per year.IMG_9499.JPG

The place of fish cultivation and release was the Sochi urban district of Krasnodar Krai. As commissioned by CPC, the Adler trout breeding plant was raising young Black Sea salmon (kumzhi) for five months, then the fish were taken in a special tank to the shore of the Mzymta River flowing into the Black Sea and moved to their natural habitat. Currently, the Black Sea salmon is on the verge of extinction and is listed in both the Krasnodar Krai and the Russian Federation Red Book of Endangered Species.


A commission consisting of representatives of the Black Sea Territorial Administration of the Federal Agency for Fishery and the Azov-Black Sea branch of FSBSI VNIRO (AzNIIRKh) supervised the event.

Preserving and enhancing biodiversity in the regions of its operation is an integral part of CPC’s Health, Safety and Environment Policy.


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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%.