Photo: interagency meeting of the MIA of Russia, executive, law enforcement, regulatory and supervisory authorities of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug with Transneft, JSC
A meeting of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Russia, executive, law enforcement, regulatory and supervisory authorities of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug with Transneft was held on 4 February 2016 in the scope of the MIA-Transneft interaction agreement. The event was dedicated to secure functioning of the Company’s facilities, anti-terrorism security, and countering theft of hydrocarbons during transportation, storage and processing within the region.
The issues of averting criminal threats, ensuring security and safety, and counterterrorism protection of trunk pipelines at Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug were raised at the meeting.
Vladimir Rushailo, Vice President of Transneft, brought attention of the attendees to the need of implementing extra anti-terrorism security solutions at the Company’s facilities across Russia, in view of their strategic significance and location. The meeting participants noted that special measures developed by Transneft in collaboration with the law enforcement agencies were at the time implemented in a number of regions. In the scope of previously agreed interaction of Transneft with the MIA of Russia, the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr), joint efforts were underway to prevent and suppress crimes in the FES at areas where Transneft, JSC operates. Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug ‑ Ugra applies serious efforts to counter illegal oil tapping and sales, and to set in conditions for stable functioning of the crude pipeline transportation facilities.
Detailed analysis of the situation in the FES of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug was presented at the meeting, followed by the relevant improvement proposals.
Joint efforts aimed at aversion, prevention, and cracking of crimes related to crude tapping, including Neft (Oil) crime prevention operation, were regularly needed to decriminalize the hydrocarbons circulation in the region, said Vasily Romanitsa, Head of MIA Directorate in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug.
A long-term strategy of interaction between Transneft subsidiaries and the law enforcement agencies of the okrug to enable uninterrupted functioning of trunk pipelines, strengthen security of residents and improve environment in the region was elaborated at conclusion of the meeting.
Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra is unique for its abundance of FES facilities and infrastructure. In addition to other FES entities, the region is the focus of interest for Transneft Siberia, JSC (a subsidiary of Transneft, JSC), plus it is home to 41 facilities protected by Transneft Security, LLC. The length of the company’s trunk pipelines within the region totals some 5,000 kilometers.
Photo, left to right: Dmitry Kuzmenko, Chief Federal Inspector for Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug Ugra, Vasily Romanitsa, Head of the MIA Directorate in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, Vladimir Rushailo, Vice President of Transneft, JSC