Kazakhstan talks ban of gasoline imports from Russia
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 28
By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:
The ban on the import of Russian AI-92 gasoline to Kazakhstan by rail will be introduced in a few months, the Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayev said, Kazakh media reported June 27.
Speaking about the reasons for the delay in signing the decree on a temporary ban on the import of Russian gasoline AI-92, the minister noted that, this is an intergovernmental agreement and its signing takes several months.
Bozumbayev noted that, the suspension of imports of Russian gasoline will not affect the price of fuel in the country, as the price of gasoline, which is imported from Russia to Kazakhstan is higher than the price of fuel in the domestic market.
"This is done in order to stabilize the market. We have no help for it now, because otherwise we will have to reduce production at our refineries. That is, we must support either domestic or foreign producers. We choose domestic. But this does not mean that we are breaking competition in the market. This ban will cease to exist in a few months," he said.
The authorities of Kazakhstan proposed to ban the import of gasoline from Russia by rail for three months.
In April, Bozumbayev also spoke about the likely cheapening of gasoline in the country due to an overabundance of fuel.
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