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Petrol prices to grow 12-14% from September

Tengrinews.kz reported earlier that since the start of the year petrol price had grown by 17.4%.

Petrol prices to grow 12-14% from September
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Petrol production 16% down

Production figure for January-July made up 1.5 million tons.

Petrol production 16% down
The burnt Mercedes-Benz Smart ©Tengrinews.kz
VIDEO: Car on fire at Almaty fueling station

Mercedes-Benz Smart suddenly caught fire right at a fueling station in Almaty. Other cars started pulling off immediately. The fuel station's worker, 19, fought the fire and prevented the explosion.

VIDEO: Car on fire at Almaty fueling station
©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Kazakhstan’s gas stations make sure wholesale price for fuel is also regulated by the Government

In August the wholesale price for petrol shall not exceed 87% of the retail price ceiling set by the Oil and Gas Ministry.

Kazakhstan’s gas stations make sure wholesale price for fuel is also regulated by the Government
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Kazakhstan sets retail price ceiling for fuel for August

July 26 the Ministry had announced a minor price hike as compared to the price level set for July.

Kazakhstan sets retail price ceiling for fuel for August
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Government to set higher retail price ceiling for fuel: Oil and Gas Minister

According to him, there will be no sharp price hikes, nor fuel shortages.

Government to set higher retail price ceiling for fuel: Oil and Gas Minister
O&G equipment. ©RIA Novosti
Pavlodar oil refinery reintroduced into operation following overhaul

A total of 2.1 million tons of crude were processed in the H1 2011, 300 000 tons down as compared to the like period of 2010: refinery Vice Director General Evgenyi Dvurekov.

Pavlodar oil refinery reintroduced into operation following overhaul
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Fuel stations owners in Kazakhstan complained about wholesale fuel prices

Representatives of Helios, Aurika and Oil fuel companies held a press-conference in Astana.

Fuel stations owners in Kazakhstan complained about wholesale fuel prices
Oil-producing platform in the Caspian Sea. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakstan to be able to meet its fuel needs by 2015

Massimov said that modernization of existing oil-processing plants will finish not later than January 1, 2015.

Kazakstan to be able to meet its fuel needs by 2015
Helios fuel station. Photo courtesy of paritet-pm.org
Helios planning to increase the number of fuel stations to 350 by the end of 2012

We want to develop a network of fuel stations to 350 by the end of 2012. Currently we have 250 fuel stations: Trandofilov.

Helios planning to increase the number of fuel stations to 350 by the end of 2012
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Kazakhstan recommended Russia and Belarus to ban fuel export till the year end

In relation to extension of the fuel export ban intill the end of 2011, Kazakhstan recommended other CU countries to apply the same measures.

Kazakhstan recommended Russia and Belarus to ban fuel export till the year end
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Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Oil and Gas sets retail price ceiling for fuels for July

Earlier it was reported that Kazakhstan had extended the ban on exports of fuels to the end of 2011.

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Oil and Gas sets retail price ceiling for fuels for July
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Kazakhstan extends ban on fuel exports to the end of 2011

The current ban on fuels exports is in effect before July 1.

Kazakhstan extends ban on fuel exports to the end of 2011
Pavlodar oil refinery. Photo courtesy of pnhz.kz
Pavlodar oil refinery to be suspended for repairs June 25

Pavlodar refinery is capable of producing 7.5 million tons of oil a year. The facility was constructed in 1978 and is currently owned by Refinary Company RT (KazMunaiGas subsidiary) (58%) and Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund (42%).

Pavlodar oil refinery to be suspended for repairs June 25
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Almaty car-owners can check petrol quality for $30

Any car-owner willing to check the quality of petrol filled into his car can ask for an expert evaluation of the fuel.

Almaty car-owners can check petrol quality for $30
Sauat Mynbayev. Photo courtesy of focus.kz
Kazakhstan considers prolonging ban on fuel exports till October

The current ban on fuels exports is in effect before July 1.

Kazakhstan considers prolonging ban on fuel exports till October
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Senate passes draft law to regulate production and sales of petroleum products

The draft law seeks to set fixed prices for certain types of petroleum products of importance to socially vulnerable groups of population.

Senate passes draft law to regulate production and sales of petroleum products
Sauat Mynbayev. Photo courtesy of focus.kz
No further licensing of minor oil refineries: Minister of Oil and Gas Sauat Mynbayev

According to the Minister, there are a total of 35 oil refineries: 3 large-scaled ones and 32 minor facilities.

No further licensing of minor oil refineries: Minister of Oil and Gas Sauat Mynbayev
Fuel shortages in Kazakhstan to be resolved by 2015
Fuel shortages in Kazakhstan to be resolved by 2015

The problem of fuel deficiency in Kazakhstan will be solved after implementation of the Complex plan of oil refineries development in 2009-2015.

Fuel shortages in Kazakhstan to be resolved by 2015
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Ministry of Oil and Gas sets retail price ceiling for fuel

The Ministry’s press service reports that Kazakhstan will keep on regulating retail prices at the country’s pumps even after July 1, 2011 when customs barriers between the Customs Union member states are removed.

Ministry of Oil and Gas sets retail price ceiling for fuel

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