Ministry of Ecology of Azerbaijan accepted cleaned area of Gobustan Operating Company
The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan (MENR) accepted the cleaned site of the Gobustan Operating Company, involved in development of the on-shore oil field of Azerbaijan, the В"South-Western GobustanВ", MENR told Trend.
The area, polluted at the result of the oil and gas operations have been cleaned in line with the standards and the previous ecological state has been restored. В"We have no claims currently against Gobustan Operating CompanyВ", - the MinistryвЂ™s spokesman said.
The court process between MENR and OK lasted for about 2 years. The Ministry filed a lawsuit against the company on compensation of the damage to the upper layer of the earth during the oil and gas operations. The size of the fine was 719,7 million AZM, however by the decision of the Economic Court the area was to be cleaned instead of payment.