Baku, Azerbaijan, May 30
By Ali Mustafayev - Trend:
The Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan has prepared a draft law on freezing the import of Russian gasoline by rail for three months, Kazakh media outlets reported.
The document was sent for parliamentary discussion, which should finish on June 6.
The Department of Oil Industry Development of the Ministry of Energy was also instructed to prepare a notification for the border guard service of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Railways, as well as notification for the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan about the need to inform the Eurasian Economic Commission.
Despite the document does not explain the reasons for the temporary ban, previously Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said that the completion of modernization of the Pavlodar and Atyrau refineries will lead to a significant decrease in the share of import-dependence of the country’s fuel market.
The demand of Kazakhstan’s domestic market is presently being covered by 90 percent.
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