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29 Mar, 2007 10:59

Russia fines Total for environmental violations

Russia fines Total for environmental violations

Russian authorities have uncovered what they say are violations by French oil company Total in the development of the Haryaginsky deposit. Rostechnadzor has set a fine of about $US 1,500 against the French company.

The project, located in the Nenets Autonomous Area of Northwestern Russia, has French, Norwegian, and Russian investment.

The order followed a scheduled check of safety and environmental protection measures in place.

Svetlana Vinokurova, a spokesperson for the Federal Service for Technology Management, explained Total will be made to meet standards.

“The Federal Service for Technology Management Commission has been set up to arrange a licence for the development of natural resources at the site.  Total should organise follow-up project design solutions, to obtain a licence for handling hazardous by-products as well as to work out a plan to protect the environment, with proposed options for using the accompanying gas,” she said.