Kazakhstan checking gasoline quality in capital
Astana, Kazakhstan, Oct. 8
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan is checking the quality of the AI-92 gasoline in the capital city of Astana, according to a message posted on Astana's website.
The Astana Department of the Kazakh Committee for Technical Regulation and Metrology (KAZMEMST) is checking the Sinooil filling stations for compliance of the AI-92 gasoline with the quality standards, said the message.
The checking at the filling stations started after the Astana city hall received a citizen's request.
"Results are currently unavailable. In case of revealing the non-compliance with the required quality standards, the filling stations' owners can face an administrative fine," the message said.
In early 2014, there were 134 filling and LPG stations in Astana, 124 of them being stationary, three - container stations, seven - mobile stations, according to the Astana Statistics Department.
Astana has 568 storages for motor fuel of a total volume of 1,249,800 liters.
The Kazakh capital receives fuel from the country's oil refineries, while some private filling stations import gasoline from Russia's oil refineries in Ufa, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Orsk and other cities.