News Tech: PARIS, Aug 24 (Reuters) – TotalEnergies (TTEF.PA) is involved in supplying gas condensate to make jet fuel that may have been used by Russia’s military in Ukraine, via the French firm’s stake in a venture with Russia’s Novatek (NVTK.MM), Le Monde newspaper reported on Wednesday.
TotalEnergies said it did not operate any Russian infrastructure that would have supplied the Russian military but acknowledged its holding in Terneftegaz and said all the gas condensate produced by the company was supplied to Novatek.
The report, based on energy market data and compiled with help from activist group Global Witness, said the fuel was produced from gas condensate supplied by Terneftegaz, in which Totalenergies holds 49%.
“Le Monde was able to trace the supply chain from the Termokarstovoye gas field in Siberia to two military air bases (Morozovskaya and Malchevo), each of which houses a squadron of multirole fighter aircraft,” the newspaper reported.
RegisterReporting by Tassilo Hummel; editing by Jason Neely
Source: Reuters Trust Principles.