The Ministry of Environment Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan has insisted on the reassessing the renewal of the contract with the Consortium of Tengiz-Chevroil which has developed the oil field of Tengiz (the subcontractor of the project is the American Chevron-Texaco) in a bid to toughen up the ecological legislation in the Country, Nurlan Iskakov, the Minister of Environment Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan told journalists, Trend Special Correspondent to Astana reports.
Our Ministry sent a letter to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Kazakhstan who is responsible for the implementation of all contract terms with international companies on the crucial need to reconsider having the contract renewed with Tengiz-Chevroil for the purpose of tightening national legislation observance, told Nurlan Iskakov.
It is futile to fine the Company every year if it continues breaching the ecological legislation of the country, he added.
According to the Minister about 10 m. tons of sulfur has already been accumulated around the area where Tengiz-Chevroil carries out its works. In spite of the fact that the company received permission to store 1.6 m. tons of sulfur per annum, only 400,000 tons are processed per year.