The Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Finance and the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan have banned the export of oil products for six months from Kazakhstan by road. This is reported by NefteRynok.
The corresponding decree was published on October 22 and entered into force on November 2, 2019. The document says that it is possible to export fuel only in the gas tank of a car and canisters with a volume of not more than 20 liters from the country.
Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev explained that the ban is connected with a low gas price:
“On the border with Russia, thousands of cars refuel. Okay, the tanks are filling up. But cars fill up dozens of cans, transit trucks make additional tanks up to 3-4 tons. Thousands of tons of our gasoline and diesel fuel are taken to a neighboring country. So, we subsidize a foreign economy”.
In October, A-92 gasoline was sold at Kazakhstan gas stations at a price of about 25 rubles (9.75 UAH) per liter.
Earlier it was reported that Russia had allowed Kazakhstan to increase coal supplies to Ukraine. Earlier, Russia had limited the transit of coal to Ukraine. Representatives of the coal industry of Kazakhstan appealed to the Eurasian Economic Commission.