Kazakhstan to start exporting oil products to Central Asia
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 8
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
Kazakhstan will start exporting oil products to Central Asia, Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said, Trend reports via Kazakh media.
"In the current half of the year it is planned to start exporting our oil products, mainly to the countries of Central Asia. The legislative base is at the final stage," he said, speaking at an expanded meeting of the board of the Energy Ministry.
According to the minister, the volume of oil refining in 2018 increased by 8.6 percent compared to 2017 and amounted to 16.4 million tons. This year it is planned to process 17.2 million tons, which is 5 percent more than in 2018.
"The volume of production of the main types of oil products - jet fuel, diesel fuel, gasoline, fuel oil - in 2018 increased by 9.4 percent compared to 2017. The plan for this year is 12.2 million tons, with a 5 percent increase from the 2018 level," Bozumbayev informed.
He added that this year the provision of the market with domestic gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel will be 100 percent.
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