RA Nature Protection Ministry permitted “AGAPE” LLC to search for oil and gas in the administrative area of Kapan optimized community: the works are planned to launch in April 2019 and to finish in March 2024. The company is planning to carry out geological prospecting of oil and natural gas with the help of seismic vibrators.
While issuing a positive statement, “Environmental Impact Expert Assessment” SNCO of RA Nature Protection Ministry has set several requirements:
1. To exclude geological prospecting in specially protected and forest areas,
2. In the course of geological prospecting, most strictly adhere to the performance of environmental measures and the implementation of socio-economic projects laid down in the initial project documentation given the uniqueness of the area.
3. After the determination of the drilling section and depth, the company shall submit to “Environmental Impact Expert Assessment” SNCO of RA Nature Protection Ministry the geological examination project with drilling works.
Reminder: 27 representatives of the Kapan community society, Syunik Region, including environmentalists, CSC representatives, human rights defenders, cultural figures and representatives of political parties, have sent a negative opinion to RA Nature Protection Ministry on the project of oil and gas exploration in the 6th conditional area submitted by 'AGAPE' LLC demanding to reject the project.
18:48 May 31, 2019