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Tajikistan’s Fuel Imports Continue Decreasing

Friday 5 May 2017

DUSHANBE (Satrapia) — Over the first quarter of this year, Tajikistan’s oil product imports have fallen 12% while its liquefied gas imports have risen nearly 3.0% over the same three-month period.

According to the statistical data from the Customs Service, Tajikistan has imported in total 122,000 tons oil products over the first three months of this year, which was 17,000 tons fewer than in the same period last year. These included about 58,000 tons of gasoline, more than 43 tons of diesel fuel, more than 10,000 tons of jet engine fuel, 7,000 tons of fuel oil, and more than 3,000 tons of lubricants.

In all, 73 different entities are currently engaged in delivering oil products to Tajikistan. However Gazpromneft-Tajikistan remains the main supplier in Tajikistan. Over the report period, the company has delivered about 40,000 tons of oil products to the country.

Russia provides the bulk of Tajikistan’s oil product imports. From January to March of this year, 111,000 tons of oil products were imported into Tajikistan from the Russian Federation.

However, more than 60% percent of the country’s motor vehicles use liquefied gas as fuel. Tajikistan has imported more than 86,000 tons of liquefied gas over the same three-month period, which was 2.9% more than in the same period last year. Kazakhstan, which provides more than 90% of Tajikistan’s liquefied gas imports. This liquefied gas is transported by road and rail.

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