Kazakhstan begins exporting gasoline after ban lifting
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 13
By Fakhri Vakilov- Trend:
The Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan has announced new directions of Kazakhstan's exports, Trend reports citing the press service of the ministry.
Minister Kanat Bozumbayev stated that, since July, Kazakhstan has already begun exporting gasoline to Tajikistan. "Deliveries to Tajikistan started somewhere in the range of 20,000 tons per month," he said.
He added that an agreement on the supply of gasoline with Kyrgyzstan has yet to be signed. "Kyrgyzstan is not yet ready to fulfill our conditions, so we need to continue working on the agreement," the Minister of Energy explained.
Opportunities for export of gasoline to Uzbekistan are also considered, he said.
Bozumbayev noted that it is planned to export about 70,000 tons of AI-92 gasoline. In his words, the work is currently underway to conclude contracts with foreign counterparts for the supply of fuel.
In October 2018, Kazakhstan and Russia signed a document on lifting the embargo on the export of Kazakh gasoline.
Restrictions on gasoline exports from Kazakhstan have been introduced since 2008 for various reasons. Kazakhstan’s refineries did not then cover the country's domestic needs, and the the deficit was covered with supplies from Russia.
Light oil products were supplied from Russia duty-free, so Moscow in 2012 set a condition that Kazakhstan continues to purchase gasoline and diesel fuel from Russia, but does not export it.
After the ban was lifted, Kazakhstan planned to establish export of gasoline to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Belarus.
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