February 22, 2007

Kazakhstan threatens to suspend Chevron production

“Kazakhstan threatened Wednesday to suspend Chevron Corp.’s license for operations at a giant Caspian Sea oil field and gave the U.S. energy giant a month to come up with a plan to remove hazardous waste. Environmental Minister Nurlan Iskakov said in televised remarks that the Chevron-led Tengizchevroil consortium developing the Tengiz field in western Kazakhstan has stockpiled nearly 10 U.S. tons of sulfur extracted from the crude… Iskakov gave Chevron a month to present an action plan to remove the hazardous sulfur waste, or face suspension of operations.”

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