Kazakhstan to ban export of petroleum products


Starting from May 9, Kazakhstan will impose a six-month restriction on the export of gasoline, diesel fuel and several petroleum products, including light ones, according to the press service of the Kazakh Energy Ministry, Report informs referring to Kazakh media.

This is done to prevent a shortage of petroleum products in the domestic market.

The ban on export of petroleum products from the territory of Kazakhstan by road provides exception for certain types of lubricants.

Also, an exception is envisioned for export in gas tanks provided by the manufacturer for automobile vehicles and installed in accordance with technical conditions, as well as in separate containers with a volume of no more than 20 liters.

Earlier, a similar ban was introduced in November 2019 to prevent a shortage of fuels and lubricants. In April 2020, the ban was lifted.