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Environment Ministry issues Leviathan gas platform pollution permit

Christian Fernsby |
The Environmental Protection Ministry announced Wednesday that it had issued an emissions permit for the Leviathan natural gas platform.

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Topics: LEVIATHAN    GAS   

However, it warned that the offshore processing rig would not be allowed to start operating until the Texan company Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd had submitted an acceptable pilot program and erected air quality monitoring stations.

“Without an approved pilot program, and without the establishment and operation of environmental air monitoring stations, in accordance with the supervisor’s instructions and the terms of the [emissions] permit, the facility will not be

llowed to operate,” the ministry said in a statement.

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