The amount of Russian oil to be piped through Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan in 2023 has been reduced to 180,000 tons, Interfax news agency cited the head of the transportation department of Kazakhstan’s Kaztransoil pipeline monopoly as saying on Friday.
In July, the company had announced an agreement to pump 300,000 tons of oil from Russia to Uzbekistan through Kazakhstan this year.
Interfax cited department director Abay Beisembaev as saying that Kazakhstan had transported 48,500 tons of Russian oil to Uzbekistan in the first half of 2023 and a further 131,500 tons were planned in the second half of the year.
No reason was given for the reduction.
On February 1, Kaztransoil increased the tariff for the transportation of Russian raw materials through Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan to $27.9 per ton from $25.12 per ton.
Source : TimesOfIndia