A Commission specially created on behalf of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan headed by First Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar is working on the issue of uninterrupted supply of diesel fuel to all regions of the country.
It includes representatives of responsible government agencies and national companies.
The Commission identified the factors that influenced the shortage of fuel important for the country. Thus, one of the main reasons is a significant increase in fuel consumption, primarily by transit foreign transport. The second reason is the flow of diesel fuel outside Kazakhstan to neighboring countries due to a significant difference in price.
For example, the cost of diesel in Kazakhstan is 230-260 tenge per liter, while at gas stations in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia the price reaches 440 tenge.
Facts were recorded when domestic oil depots sold diesel fuel at a price higher than its retail value, which led to a reduction in the volume of fuel sales in the regions, since its purchase became unprofitable for gas stations.
In addition, systemic omissions and shortcomings in the development, marketing and logistics on the part of KazMunayGas, Petrosun, as well as oil refineries were revealed.
A number of operational and long-term measures have been taken to normalize the situation and fully ensure the domestic fuel market:
the volume of diesel fuel production has been increased to 5.2 million tons this year, which is 340 thousand tons more than in 2021;
the volumes of DT shipments from oil refineries have been increased;
The Samruk-Kazyna Fund and JSC NC KazMunayGas have reached an agreement on the supply of additional volumes of diesel fuel;
it is planned to expand the production capacity of the Shymkent refinery;
starting from 2023, a phased transition to a new refinery operation scheme is planned, under which oil will be supplied to the plants directly by subsurface users or by direct purchase of refineries.
In addition, call centers have been opened in the Ministry of Energy and large gas station networks, where Kazakhstanis can report facts of unjustified price overstatement and refusals to sell fuel.
For failure to take timely measures, strict reprimands were announced to the Chairman of the Board of JSC NC "KazMunayGas" M. Mirzagaliyev and Vice-Minister of Energy A. Magauov. Disciplinary measures have also been taken and employment relations with a number of responsible employees of the Ministry of Energy and KMG have been terminated.
This issue is under special control of the Government, stabilization of the situation is expected in early September.

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