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For the sixth year in succession the “Let’s Save Our Country’s Environment” project runs in Astrakhan Oblast

20210520-1.jpgOn May 20, 2021, the results of the environmental awareness project “Let’s Save Our Country’s Environment” were official summed up in Astrakhan Oblast. Caspian Pipeline Consortium with the assistance of the Volga-Caspian Branch of the All-Russian Fishery and Oceanography Research Institute (CaspNIRKh) have been implementing this project for six years already.

This year, as part of the project, scientists from the Volga-Caspian Branch of FGBNU VNIRO ("CaspNIRKh") held 30 open classes in 10 schools and social-rehabilitation centers in Kharabalinskiy, Yenotaevskiy, Limanskiy, Narimanovskiy and Krasnoyarskiy districts, where CPC facilities are located. The conservation of sturgeons, unique relict fish species that have been extant since the time of the dinosaurs, is the topic of classes for schoolchildren.

20210520-2.jpgThe ceremony timed to coincide with the project completion was attended by representatives of CPC-R, VNIRO, Astrakhan Oblast Government, Federal Fishery Agency, winners of the children creative contest, teachers and parents. First, adults and children released specially bred young sturgeon from the pier of the CaspNIRKh base in the village of Ikryanoye. Then there was an award ceremony for the winners of the creative literary contest and a festive concert. The jury awarded gift certificates to 44 authors.

More than 118 000 Russian sturgeons and 600 young beluga sturgeons started their independent life in the natural habitat. The fish was released in the presence of a special Commission set up by the resolution of the Federal Fishery Agency, which included representatives of federal and regional authorities, scientific and public organizations. With special equipment they measured the quantity and weight of released juvenile fish, drew up and signed a respective act.

20210520-3.jpgIt should be noted that during the years of the environmental awareness project "“Let’s Save Our Country’s Environment” carried out in schools and social-rehabilitation centers of Astrakhan Oblast young scientists and specialists of the Volga-Caspian Branch of FGBNU "VNIRO ("CaspNIRKh") gave 150 open lessons. A lot of work has also been done to increase the population of sturgeon species. During this time, more than 136 thousand species of Russian sturgeon, beluga, barbel and sterlet were released into the natural habitat.

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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%.