LogIn LogOut

Kazakhstan Launches Probe After Black Smoke Spotted Over Kashagan Field

September 14, 2020

Kashagan field (File photo: Total)
Kashagan field (File photo: Total)

Kazakhstan's environmental authorities will inspect an oil and gas processing plant at the country's biggest oilfield, Kashagan, after gas flaring at the plant caused plumes of black smoke on Monday, the ecology ministry said.

NCOC, the consortium of global energy majors developing Kashagan, said in a statement that the flaring of gas was for technical reasons but that it was controlled and has not led to a higher-than-allowed concentration of pollutants in the air.

Residents of the city of Atyrau, the energy industry hub in western Kazakhstan, posted photographs of the large black plumes on social networks on Monday morning, and the authorities sent a mobile laboratory to the site.

NCOC is comprised of Eni, ExxonMobil, CNPC, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, Inpex Holdings, and Kazakh state oil and gas firm KazMunayGaz. 

(Reporting by Mariya Gordeyeva Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Susan Fenton)



Current News

After Sakhalin-2 Russia to Take Sakhalin-1 Project Under Its Control

After Sakhalin-2 Russia to Take Sakhalin-1 Project Under Its Control

Hellenic Cables to Deliver Inter-array Cables for Hai Long 2 & 3 Offshore Wind Farms in Taiwan

Hellenic Cables to Deliver Inter-array Cables for Hai Long 2 & 3 Offshore Wind Farms in Taiwan

'Energy Major' Buys 1,2 GW Floating Wind Farm Project from Hexicon Korea

'Energy Major' Buys 1,2 GW Floating Wind Farm Project from Hexicon Korea

Perdana to Provide AHTS Services to Petronas Carigali

Perdana to Provide AHTS Services to Petronas Carigali

OPEC's Secretary-General Barkindo Dies, Nigerian Oil Official Says

OPEC's Secretary-General Barkindo Dies, Nigerian Oil Official Says

Shell Joins Qatar's LNG Expansion Mega-Project

Shell Joins Qatar's LNG Expansion Mega-Project

Russia's Medvedev Says Oil Could Hit Up to $400 a Barrel if Japanese Proposal Adopted

Russia's Medvedev Says Oil Could Hit Up to $400 a Barrel if Japanese Proposal Adopted
photo

Subscribe for AOG Digital E‑News

AOG Digital E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

https://accounts.newwavemedia.com