Iran Alleges BP Polluting Caspian Sea with Oil Waste
By Ladane Nasseri & Brian Swint
BP produces oil offshore in neighboring Azerbaijan and discharges waste into the Caspian instead of injecting it underground, said Abdolreza Karbasi, the deputy head of Iran’s Department of Environment, according to the state-run agency. The waste forms oily patches that foul Iran’s coast and kill marine life, Karbasi said in the report today.
BP is the operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli oil field and Shah Deniz natural gas field off Azerbaijan’s Caspian coast, the company said in an e-mailed statement today.
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