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The federal service for supervision of natural resource usage finished Sakhalin II project checking. Following the results of the conducted inspection the decision of whether the project operator Sakhalin Energy will be able to keep its production license or not. Additionally the size of penalty charge for violation of environmental legislation will be defined.

The Ministry of natural resources of Russia demanded from the Federal Service for supervision of natural resource usage to prepare a report covering damage ceased by implementation of the project Sakhalin II. According to the results of inspection the operator of the project violated a range of environmental legislation provisions. The Federal service applied for withdrawal of 19 licenses from Sakhalin Energy. The company admitted its guilt partially and consented to pay a fine. First part of money was transferred to the government on November 10, 2006.
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