Orthodox Zenkov Cathedral in Panfilov Guardsmen Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan
3 July 2012. Investigations into allegations of corruption involving leading oil companies and border customs posts turned up no evidence to support the claims.
The Wall Street Journal reported in June that members of Karachaganak Petroleum Operating BV and a logistics arm of Deutsche Post AG, which handles freight shipments for the group, received an anonymous email in March alleging improper payments for moving goods through Kazakhstan’s Aksai City customs office.
DHL and the consortium, which includes Eni SpA, Chevron Corp. and OAO Lukoil Holdings, previously confirmed that they had launched internal probes into the allegations. Kazakhstan’s Customs Control Committee said it also was conducting an on-site audit of the customs post in Aksai.