Kazakhstan and Russia signed a protocol allowing the republic to begin export of gasoline. RIA Novosti reported.
Earlier, the Deputy Chairman of the national company KazMunayGas Daniyar Tiesov said that Kazakhstan hoped to start supplying gasoline to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the autumn — it was planned to export up to 400,000 tons by the end of the year, and in 2019, gasoline exports may reach 1-1.2 million tons.
Kazakhstan’s Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev explained that in order to start export, it was necessary to change a bilateral agreement with the Russian Federation. According to Kazakh media, Kazakhstan sent a letter to Kyrgyzstan, but had not received a response so far. «We will go for negotiations in a week. We sent the text to them, they told us: let’s do it in a week ... We plan to start in November, we expect so,» said Kanat Bozumbayev.
In July, the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use reported that it intended to achieve duty-free deliveries of fuel and lubricants from Kazakhstan: crude oil — 200,000 tons, gasoline — 400,000-500,000 tons, diesel fuel — 200,000 tons.
The State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use is not ready to respond when deliveries of fuel and lubricants from Kazakhstan begin. The question is being worked out.