Following the reaction of TotalEnergies after the publication of an article in the French daily Le Monde


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No, TotalEnergies does not produce kerosene for the Russian army.

Paris, August 26, 2022 – As a shareholder of Novatek, TotalEnergies asked the management of Novatek on August 25 for information on the fate of the gas condensates produced by the Termokarstovoye field in Russia, in order to shed full light on the recent controversy initiated by the French daily, Le Monde.

TotalEnergies publishes the response given to TotalEnergies by Novatek:

All unstable condensate produced by our subsidiaries and joint ventures, including Terneftegas, arrives at our Purovsky condensate treatment plant. The Purovsky plant also stabilizes condensates from other Russian producers, whose share in the plant load does not exceed 20%.

All of the stable condensate produced at the Purovsky plant from raw materials from NOVATEK subsidiaries and affiliates, including Terneftegas, is delivered to the Ust-Luga processing complex in the Leningrad region. The range of by-products during processing at the Ust-Luga complex includes jet fuel (Jet A-1) which is exclusively exported outside of Russia, and it does not even have the certification to be sold inside the country.

Therefore, it is clear that the media publications and calls to investigate the activities of TotalEnergies in our common societies have absolutely no factual basis.

So, this confirms what TotalEnergies published on August 24 stating that “No, TotalEnergies does not produce jet fuel for the Russian army”.

TotalEnergies wishes to put an end to this unfounded controversy which damages the reputation of the Company and has decided to take all appropriate legal action to put an end to it if necessary.


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