Kyrgyzstan, Oil and Gas
In 2016, Gazpromneft - Lubricants, Gazprommeft’s oil business operator, has increased the supply of lubricants in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan by
Gas transportation system development programme is assessed at 100 billion roubles. Gazprom is about to keep gas pipeline and distribution stations construction programme.
The budget of Russia will be $1 bln short due to the cancellation of export duties for oil products supply to Kyrgyzstan, the deputy Minister of Energy, Y. Sentyurin, said.
Russian-Kyrgyz intergovernmental agreement in the sphere of oil and oil products was signed on Monday during the official visit of the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Kyrgyzstan.
The document was signed by Medvedev and the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronday Jeenbekov at the state residence Ala-Archa.
Gazprom intends to invest about 100 billion rubles in the gas transportation system of Kyrgyzstan until 2030, and a third of this amount - in the next two years, said the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev by results of the Russian-Kyrgyz talks on the level of prime ministers.
"In Kyrgyzstan, the leading Russian companies actively work, today we specifically mentioned the work of Gazprom to provide the republic's demand for natural gas. Once again I would like to say that there are powerful plans - to invest in gas transmission and distribution system of Kyrgyzstam about 100 billion rubles till 2030, "- said the Russian Prime Minister. "Accordingly, it is a significant way to raise the level of the gas supply in the country," - he said.
The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission suggests extending the period of use of Euro-2 and Euro-3 compliant petrol on the territory of Kazakhstan, according to the press-service.
Amendments have been discussed at a regular meeting of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission in Moscow.
The Council made changes into the regulations “On requirements to petrol and aviation fuel, diesel and marine fuel, jet engine fuel, residual fuel oil”.
Kirghizia strengthens the control over the import of fuel, oil and lubricants on the border with Kazakhstan.
Special groups will control the border and check the volumes of imports to the republic.
The control will be effected until November 11, 2015.
On October 9, 2015 the Government of Kirghizia said that after joining the EEU, the volume of counterfeit fuel, oil and lubricants import from Kazakhstan has sharply risen.
Kirghizia intends to introduce a number of restrictions for oil products imports, e.g. ban to carry over 20 liters of petrol/diesel fuel over the border.
Kirghizia extremely worries about the legal import and transit of fuel, oil and lubricants over its territory.
Kazakhstan also sticks to strict rules.
A hauling stock with fuel, oil and lubricants from Russia to Kirghizia stayed 1.5 years at the border.
The RF Ministry of Energy proposes to ban such gasoline not before 2018.
The RF Ministry of Energy, which in the beginning of September was in favor of the transfer of the ban on gasoline of ecological standard "Euro-4" for a year, is now offering to postpone for two years - until 2018, the proposals are submitted to the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The Russian government feared shortage of gasoline in the amount of at least 2 million tons, but the rules must be approved by all members of the Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC). Experts believe that the countries will agree, as they have even more complex situation with the modernization of the oil refineries.
Kyrgyzstan intends to pay off the debt for natural gas to Gazprom-Kyrgyzstan before October 1, 2015. This was stated by the country’s Minister of Energy and Industry Kubanichbek Turdubaev.
"In total, our debt makes up 405 million soms (about $6.2 million), - the Ministry said. - In July, we repaid 185 million soms ($2.85 million), an on September 1 we paid 70 million soms ($1.07 million)".
In the framework of the strategic partnership with Kyrgyzstan, Gazprom will supply gas to over 60% of the country, the country's President, Almazbek Atambayev said on Friday.
In April 2014, an agreement on purchase of 100% of the shares of the Kyrgyz national gas operator KyrgyzGaz by Russian Gazprom at a symbolic price of $1 was signed. Under the agreement, all assets and debts of KyrgyzGaz were transferred to Gazprom. "The Russian side ensured investments in the modernization of the gas infrastructure of Kyrgyzstan in the amount of not less than 20 billion rubles over five years, later the investment plans grew to 34 billion rubles.