Baku, Azerbaijan, June 28
Kazakhstan is negotiating with Russia to amend bilateral agreements to start gasoline exports, the Minister of energy of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayev said, Kazakh media reported June 28.
"The matter is that, according to the agreement with the Russian Federation, the export of gasoline is prohibited in our country. We used to import their product, and it is clear that, they did not want us to re-export that product. Therefore, we are now working on drafting and amending our agreements, which have been ratified. That is why I think that, the beginning of export will be possible not earlier than October. This refers to countries not being members of the Customs Union, as for the countries being members of the Customs Union, for instance, Kyrgyzstan, if we sign agreements with them, then we can start export earlier," Bozumbayev told reporters.
He said Kazakhstan is mainly aimed at the export of gasoline to the countries of Central Asia.
Earlier, the Executive Vice President for Transportation, Processing and Marketing of Oil of the National Company "KazMunayGas" JSC Daniyar Tiesov said that Kazakhstan intends to start the supply of gasoline to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the fall, and it is planned to export up to 400,000 tons at the end of the year, and the volume of gasoline exports can reach 1-1.2 million tons in 2019.