CPC guarantees efficient and environmentally safe movement of crude oil

The Project is designed to increase the trunk pipeline capacity

CPC-K Held Public Hearings

20231003.jpgPublic hearings were held in Kulsary on 26 September 2023 about revision of standards of maximum allowable emissions (MAE) of air pollutants for Tengiz PS facilities.

Habitants of Zhylyoisky District, Atyrau Oblast, and representatives of local executive authorities participated in the hearings held in compliance with the requirements of the Republic of Kazakhstan Environmental Code.

Adjustment of the draft standards of maximum allowable emissions (MAE) of air pollutants for Tengiz PS and line facilities of CPC-K crude system pipeline from KP0 to KP200 was presented to the public discussion.

The total number of Stationary Air Pollutant Sources at Tengiz PS and line section of CPC-K pipeline currently amounts to 72, including 60 emission sources at Tengiz PS, 25 of which are controlled sources and 35 are uncontrolled on-site sources. There are twelve uncontrolled on-site sources on the line section of the pipeline.

In the course of the hearings, Meiramgul Karagoishieva, Environmental Protection Engineer, said that high-tech oil pumping equipment meeting all modern requirements was used at CPC-K facilities allowing for minimizing pollutant emissions into the environment and exercising environmental compliance assurance at the enterprise. According to specialists, CPC crude pipeline system is one of the most technically perfect and safe in the world in terms of safety and environmental protection.

Throughout their service life, the Company’s equipment and technical facilities meet the safety and reliability requirements of the law, industry, corporate standards, and those set by the manufacturers. During Tengiz PS operation from 2019 to 2023, no exceedances of allowable emission standards were recorded.

The Tengiz PS development plan, according to which two tanks with floating roofs should be put into service and two pontoon tanks should be removed by 2024, has become the basis for adjustment of the existing MAE draft for Tengiz PS. The technical solution that is being implemented is more environmentally friendly and aimed at reduction of air pollutant emissions. As part of the planned tasks, the module building and booster pump building are to be removed, lightning protection system is to be reconstructed, uninterrupted power units are to be replaced and operation premises and test laboratory warehouses are to be constructed.

The hearings resulted in a vote of participants approving the presented adjustment of draft Maximum allowable emissions (MAE) standards.

As a reminder: In addition to CPC operation business, a number of environmental projects are being implemented on a long-term basis.

The project to save the saiga - the "Sacred Saiga” - is one of the large-scale projects in Kazakhstan. As part of the project, satellite collars were purchased to study saiga routes and keep track of population numbers. Unmanned aerial equipment has also been purchased for scientific research on these ancient cloven-hoofed animals.

Annually, CPC contributes to improvement of environmental condition of the Ural-river, specifically, conduction an environmental campaign called “Clean Bank”. As part of the campaign, the riverbanks are cleaned, garbage is collected and sorted separately into plastic, glass, paper and metal, after which it is taken to a specialized landfill.

Landscaping of its operation facilities’ territory is one of the Company’s most important annual environmental actions. Not only CPC-K staff but their families and the Company’s partners participate in them. In total, on 24-30 April, CPC-K planted approximately 1,500 saplings, 300 of them on Tengiz PS territory, 400 on Kurmangazy PS territory and 400 on Isatai PS territory.

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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%.

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