Pavlodar plant activates high-octane gasoline shipments
Kazakhstan, Astana, Aug.8 / Trend, A. Maratov /
Kazakhstan's Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant (PPCP) has activated high-octane gasoline shipments to eliminate its shortage in the northern regions.
"After major repairs, we activated high-octane gasoline shipments in our coverage regions. Today, shipment volume hits 2,500-3,000 tons per day," an inside source said.
Prices for fuels and lubricants, in particular, AI-92 high-octane gasoline, increased from 96 tenge to 106 tenge (70 cents) per liter in northern Kazakhstan two weeks ago.
In addition, the sales of AI-80 and AI-92 fuel were limited and sold only in some gas stations.
"A shortage in high-octane gasoline arose due to the fact that the plant underwent a major repair in July," a plant representative said.
He noted that the plant is a major high-octane gasoline manufacturer in Kazakhstan.
Although active high-octane gasoline shipments have commenced to Astana, no decline will be expected in gasoline prices.
Late last week, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at a meeting with the Almaty and Astana mayors said the fuel and lubricant price situation requires special attention.