Sagintayev ordered to dismiss heads of the Ministry of Energy and KMG for fuel crisis

10 October, 2017, 12:35 432
Sagintayev ordered to dismiss heads of the Ministry of Energy and KMG for fuel crisis

The reprimand will be issued to the Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayeva, and Sagintayev charged to impose disciplinary punishment on the chairman of the board of JSC KazMunaiGas. 

The prime minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev because of current situation at petroleum products market ordered to dismiss the Deputy Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Aset Magauov. Besides, he has given an assignment to the head of Samruk-Kazyna state holding to dismiss the vice chairman of the board of JSC KazMunaiGas Daniar Berlibayev. The head of the government intends to send representation to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev about the announcement of a reprimand to the Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayev, BNews.kz correspondent reported.

"I pay attention to the situation which has developed on the petroleum products market. In regions the deficiency is observed, gasoline is on sale, but on limits, and here and there even according to coupons. Increase in prices has resulted. However, in spite of the fact that, Kanat Aldabergenovich (Bozumbayev - a comment of the author), at last meeting of the Government you promised to solve all problems, the situation on fuel and lubricants remained on the same place, that is it wasn't stabilized. How long will it proceed?" the prime minister said at the meeting of the Government.

The Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayev has answered that cumulative stocks of AI-92 as of June 1, 2017 made 292 thousand tons. In the period of the increased consumption gasoline reserves on oil depots have decreased to the level of 140 thousand tons that covers requirement for 15 days. 

"The average price has shown growth by 11%, at the same time the share of import has increased from 15% in July to 30% in September and to 40% in October (forecasted). Here to use the word "deficiency" not absolutely correctly, there is no any deficiency in the country," the minister told.

The head of the government considers that similar reports are excuses and evasion from the direct functions.