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Kazakhstan: Assessment report by compliance ombudsman of IFC on complaint about impacts of Karachaganak oil & gas project on local community (see p. 15 for the original complaint)

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19 April 2005

[DOC] KPO statement in response to an article by Bretton Woods Project on the environmental and health impacts of the Karachaganak oil and gas field (Kazakhstan)

Author: KPO (Karachaganak Petroleum Operating)

We believe that these allegations are unfounded. KPO, the operating company, regularly publishes air monitoring results in local villages. Monitoring results for the villages, published locally and distributed free of charge to the villages in the field area, do not indicate the presence of harmful concentrations of pollutants in the air.

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15 April 2005

[PDF] Assessment Report - Complaint Regarding the Lukoil Overseas Project (Karachaganak Oil and Gas Field) [see p. 15 for the original complaint] Burlinsky District, Western Kazakhstan Oblast, Kazakhstan

Author: Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman, International Finance Corporation and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

CAO [Compliance Advisor Ombudsman for the IFC] received a complaint on 1 October 2004 [from individuals from the village of Berezovka] regarding the...International Finance Corporation (IFC) investment in the Karachaganak Oil and Gas Condensate Field (KOGCF) in Western Kazakhstan [developed by Karachaganak Petroleum Operation (KPO), a consortium of BG Group (32.5%), ENI-Agip (32.5%), ChevronTexaco (20%), Lukoil (15%)]....The complaint raises three specific questions: • Does the proximity of Berezovka to the KOGCF mean that its inhabitants are exposed to adverse health impacts? • Have the operations of KOGCF caused deteriorating economic circumstances for the residents of Berezovka? • Was the reduction in the Sanitary Protection Zone justified?

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