Arkhangelsk companies not prepared for oil spills

Publish date: April 25, 2006

Most Arkhangelsk companies responsible for liquidation of oil spills have not established respective subdivisions.

In May 2003 the Arkhangelsk regional administration presented a list of 27 companies, which are committed to develop oil spill preparedness mechanism. Only three of these have however elaborated mechanisms, BarentsObserver reported. Since late 2004, only the Northern Sea Shipping Company, the Bunker Company, and the Arkhangelsk sea port fulfilled the order of the Russian Emergencies Ministry. Other companies, among them Krasnaya Kuznitsa, Northern River Shipping Company, and Rosneft’s Arktikreyd, do not observe oil spill preparedness regulations.