A Russian court has temporarily shut down the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) oil terminal at Novorossiysk, a key export point for Kazakh oil, over environmental concerns.

CPC said in a statement on 6 July that the closure will last for 30 days.

The decision was taken by the Primorsky District Court of Novorossiysk to eliminate violations identified in an audit initiated in March by deputy prime minister Viktoria Abramchenko.