Kazakh Tengiz oilfield suspends operations after toxic substance release

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Posted: May 30, 2017 10:31 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's energy ministry said on Tuesday that Tengizchevroil project has suspended operations at Tengiz oilfield after a toxic substance was released, while workers were evacuated.

Chevron, ExxonMobil, Lukoil <LKOH.MM and KazMunayGas are partners in the venture, the Central Asian nation's biggest oil producer.

(Reporting by Alla Afanasyeva; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin)