According to RIA Novosti, Deputy Prime Minister Abramchenko previously instructed Rostekhnadzor, Rosprirodnadzor and Rosmorrechflot to assess the technical condition of CPC hazardous facilities and compliance with environmental requirements during their operation until April 25.

During the inspection of the CPC, Rostransnadzor specialists revealed several “documentary violations under the oil spill response plan”.

Then the companies were ordered to eliminate the violations by November 30, 2022.

At the same time, the CPC stated that despite the fact that the deadline for fulfilling the order expires on November 30, the Southern UGMRN of Rostransnadzor applied to the Primorsky District Court with the intention to suspend activities for 90 days.

“By a court ruling dated July 5, 2022, the requirements of Rostransnadzor were satisfied in part: CPC-R JSC was sentenced to an administrative suspension of activities for 30 days,” the company said.

So, CPC, acting within the legal framework of Russia, is forced to execute the court decision, however, it will be “appealed in accordance with the procedure established by law,” they emphasized.

At the end of June, CPC paid a fine of 5.285 billion rubles to the Russian federal budget for the oil spill in the Black Sea last year.

The incident took place on August 7, 2021, when crude oil was released from the Greek tanker Minerva Symphony.