Kazakh Energy Ministry: No prerequisites for disruption of flights
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 28
There are no prerequisites for the disruption of flights, said Kuanysh Kudaibergenov, director of Department for Development of Oil Industry of Kazakhstan’s Energy Ministry, at a briefing, Kazinform reports.
It should be recalled that earlier, Air Astana said that due to the termination of deliveries of aviation kerosene from Russia and the forthcoming suspension of the Shymkent oil refinery, regular air traffic may be disrupted in Kazakhstan.
According to the Kazakh official, there is about 23,000 tons of aviation kerosene in Kazakhstan and the aggregate reserves are sufficient to cover the demand for about 15 days.
“The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation conducts work to organize imports on a daily basis, and 18,000 tons of aviation kerosene has already been received since the beginning of the month, another 8,000 tons are being prepared for shipment,” noted Kudaibergenov.
Moreover, Shymkent oil refinery is loaded as much as possible, said the official.
“This gives us additional 10-12,000 tons of aviation kerosene per month,” he added.