News 2023May 2021
Restriction on the export of gasoline
From May 9, 2021, Kazakhstan introduces a six-month restriction on the export of gasoline, diesel fuel and a number of oil products, including light oil, by road outside the republic. The corresponding joint order of the ministers of energy, finance and internal affairs, as well as the chairman of the national security committee On some issues of export of oil products from the territory of Kazakhstan is posted on the website of the information and legal system of regulatory legal acts Adilet.
"Introduce a ban for a period of 6 months on the export from the territory of Kazakhstan by road transport of gasoline, diesel fuel and certain types of petroleum products, with the exception of lubricating oils, as well as with the exception of export in gas tanks provided by the manufacturer of motor vehicles and installed in accordance with technical specifications. conditions, as well as in separate containers with a volume of no more than 20 litres," says the text of the order.
The Ministry of Energy told Interfax-Kazakhstan that the restriction is being introduced to prevent a shortage of petroleum products in the domestic market.
A similar ban was also introduced in November 2019 to exclude the facts of the formation of a shortage of fuels and lubricants. Then the export of lubricating oils was also limited. This ban was lifted in April 2020. After the introduction of restrictions, according to the Ministry of Energy, the consumption of petroleum products in the country decreased.