On 20 June
2023, CPC-K received a request from Arman Khairullin, Chairman of the Standing
Commission on Ecology, Nature Management and Agrarian Issues of Atyrau Oblast
Maslikhat, "to issue a permit to take air samples on the territory of the
facility located in the northern part of the city, specifically, near the pump
station and tank farm". The permit was issued of 21 June, simultaneously,
the procedure for granting access to the PS as a regime facility was
communicated to the requesting party: a state license for the environmental
activities, accreditation certificate of the analytical laboratory measuring
atmospheric air quality and certificates of calibration of atmospheric air
quality measuring devices should be provided in advance.
It should be
noted that all CPC's operation facilities, including the PS, are restricted
areas, as regulated by Kazakhstan's legal and regulatory acts, and by CPC
approved internal regulations. The PS maintains a special security regime, both
physical and operational. Access to the PS territory is granted under the
it is prohibited to use electrical appliances in unprotected version, in
particular household cell phones and smartphones, within Atyrau PS. Photographs
and videos may only be taken using explosion- and fire-protected devices and
with the appropriate authorization, with additional safety measures. It is
forbidden to use flash or other additional lighting devices.
On 14 August
2023, CPC-K received a second request from Arman Khairullin asking to arrange a
tour of the Company's facilities located near the city of Atyrau. The
permission was issued on 15 August and on 17 August a group of citizens
including Atyrau Oblast Maslikhat deputies visited Atyrau PS, they were allowed
to enter the territory of Atyrau PS. CPC Regional Manager Mukhit Mazhenov
conducted a tour of all PS facilities, including the pump building and tank
farm, with access to the tanks. The visitors took measurements of the
atmospheric air contents using their own equipment.
it necessary to remind that CPC is the major oil transport enterprise. Atyrau
PS is the second main station downstream in Tengiz-Novorossiysk pipeline
Atyrau PS is
neither an oil production or refining facility nor a source of increased
atmospheric emissions, but provides transit transportation of raw materials
from the Tengiz field and receives oil from other Shippers. Four tanks installed at the PS, each of
20,000 tons, are equipped with floating roofs with modern rigid seals which
provide 99% suppression of oil vapor emissions into the atmosphere compared to
conventional stationary roofs. Oil is received from the Shippers into the said
tanks but the crude is not stored in them but goes in transit via booster pumps
to the main line pump building. The operation facility is energized by the
external electric power sources.
uses a highly efficient system for treating domestic wastewater and industrial
and storm water wastes. The treatment facilities are highly automated. Their
process cycle includes preliminary sedimentation in static settling tanks,
physical and chemical treatment together with pressure flotation,
post-treatment at a five-stage filter, and disinfection at the ultraviolet
plant. The water purified to the MAC in the fishery is fed into four-section
evaporation ponds equipped with an impervious screen.
Environmental Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan (RoK EC) No. 400-VIЗРК dated 2
January 2021 and Regulatory document RD 52.04.186-89 “Atmosphere Pollution
Control Guidelines” atmospheric air quality should only be measured by
certified laboratories holding licenses and accreditation certificate.
compliance assurance (ECA) is conducted on CPC-K facilities territories on a
quarterly basis and includes the following: instrumental control of pollutant
emissions into the atmospheric air from stationary sources subject to control;
instrumental control of the level of atmospheric air pollution at the boundary
of the SPZ. Instrumental measurements of pollutant emissions into the
atmosphere are performed by LabSEM LLP - the sanitary-environmental monitoring
laboratory. According to the results of instrumental control, no exceedance of
the level of air pollution at the SPZ boundary was recorded. The actual
emissions form all Pump Stations (PS) in 2022 in total amounted to 2,245.686
tons not exceeding the maximum allowable emission (MAE) standards. Emission
limits for Atyrau PS were set as
2,117.5274 tons for 2022, 2,245.2024 tons for 2023, while the actual emissions
were 933.054 tons in 2022 and 246.310 tons in the first quarter of 2023.
reminder: Caspian Pipeline Consortium consistently remains a major taxpayer in the
Republic of Kazakhstan: in 2022, CPC-K paid taxes of KZT 37.5 billion, or
almost $82 million.
CPC regularly funds charity projects in the spheres of education, health care,
infrastructure development and social programs in Atyrau Oblast. Construction
of a Family-Type Children’s Village and House of Youth, both opened in 2021,
are recent large-scale charity projects of CPC.
Construction of a school for 900 pupils was commenced in 2022 in
Talgayran micro-district. In total, in 2002-2022, CPC-K allocated over KZT 12
billion (over $28 million) towards charity projects. In 2022 alone, $2.8
million were allocated for this purpose.
Being an open
international company, CPC adheres to the principles of dialog with all
stakeholders and intends to continue engaging with the public, subject to
compliance with the necessary security measures and legislation.
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.
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%.