Aviation fuel levels critical in Kazakhstan

Oil&Gas Materials 1 February 2012 18:03 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, Feb.1 /Trend L.Podolyak/

Kazakhstan is facing a critical situation in terms of securing aviation fuel, the President of JSC Air Astana Peter Foster said at a board meeting at the Ministry of Transport and Communications on Wednesday.

"The situation with aviation fuel is critical at the moment," Foster said. "Kazakhstan refineries do not produce enough volume not only for Air Astana, but also for other airlines that fly from Kazakhstan. It is expected that at least 25 percent of these needs will be met from Russia."

Foster noted that the Russian Federation has introduced some restrictions on the export of fuel.
"The fuel available for purchase is sold at a high price. Fuel in Kazakhstan is worth $1,000 per ton and fuel from Russia worth $1,400. Refinery production needs to be increased to resolve the situation " Foster said.