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O.Mitvol: Proceeding on to Sakhalin - 2 Rosprirodnadzor in the beginning of March 2007 will begin in March

. Plans to begin proceeding on to Sakhalin - 2 . The assistant to the head of Federal agency has informed On it on nedropolzovaniju (Rosprirodnadzor) Oleg Mitvol today to journalists.
As he said, claims will move at once in some courts in parallel, including in the Russian judicial instances and the Stockholm court, courts of Belgium, Great Britain and Italy - in all possible instances .
O.Mitvol also has noticed that the next 10 days legal offers for the government of the Russian Federation under the permission of a situation with " will be prepared; Sakhalin - 2 . Besides, the criminal cases connected with the project Sakhalin - 2 will be allocated in separate trial.
we will remind, on November, 27th of this year Rosprirodnadzor has finished complex check of the project Sakhalin - 2 . As the assistant O.Mitvol earlier informed, within the limits of check materials on the revealed infringements were transferred in parallel in the State Office of Public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation where as of the beginning of November it has been transferred more than 40 complete sets of documents.
Rosprirodnadzor has started complex check of the project Sakhalin - 2 which carries out consortium Sakhalin Energy, on September, 25th of this year Was planned that it will be finished on October, 25th 2006. However the head of the Ministry of natural resources Yury Trutnev has prolonged it till the end of November of this year Besides, it has charged Rosprirodnadzoru to establish within four months full volume of a damage from project realisation.
consortium Sakhalin Energy has in turn declared that is ready to indemnify completely an ecological loss if its estimation is objective. J.Trutnev also declared that already revealed infringements under the project Sakhalin - 2 Fall under five articles of the criminal code of Russian Federation, and has charged to the operator of the project to present the plan on elimination of lacks.
the consortium has prepared and has directed the corresponding document in MPR in the beginning of November of this year O.Mitvol named this plan frivolous also has threatened that if in negotiations on this question Rosprirodnadzor in 2007 will not be reached progress. Can initiate process of cancellation of the agreement on production section under the project. In turn consortium Sakhalin Energy expected that Rosprirodnadzor by November, 25th of this year will direct the companies the official answer to the presented document, however while about results of its consideration it is not known.
the Project Sakhalin - 2 provides development Lunsky and Piltun - Astohsky deposits on a shelf of Sakhalin with the general geological stocks of 600 million t oil and a condensate and 700 mlrd cubic m of gas. The operator of the project - Sakhalin Energy which shareholders are the Shell Sakhalin Holdings B. V - 55 % (the company - the founder - Royal Dutch/ Shell), Mitsui Sakhalin Holdings B. V - 25 % (the founder - Mitsui) and Dajmond Hydroelectric power station Sakhalin B. V - 20 % (the founder - Mitsubishi Corporation).