Russian business has warned of climate risks

Warming in the permafrost regions is one of the main threats to the infrastructure of major corporations, which in the future may significantly affect their financial performance. It warned analysts at Morgan Stanley.

experts believe the U.S. Bank, the risk most relevant for Gazprom, NOVATEK, Norilsk Nickel and ALROSA, reports the newspaper “Vedomosti”.

At the same time Morgan Stanley specifies that a spill of diesel in Norilsk, have highlighted the issue of climate risks to Russian commodity companies.

Recall that on may 29 one of the storage tanks of diesel fuel at TPP-3 (owned by JSC “NTEK”, a member of the group Norilsk Nickel) Norilsk was damaged due to the subsidence of the supports of the Foundation, there was an emergency with a leak of about 21 thousand tons of fuel. Norilsk Nickel believes the main cause of the accident, the warming in the permafrost, which resulted in the movement of the supports under the fuel tanks. On the territory of the Krasnoyarsk region introduced a state of emergency at the Federal level. Later, the MOE has announced the containment of spilled fuel. A criminal case was instituted under several articles of the criminal code.

July 6, Rosprirodnadzor assessed the damage to the environment caused by the accident in Norilsk, almost 148 billion rubles.

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