Friday, 27, January, 2023

Uzbekistan is intensifying negotiations with other countries on additional purchases of natural gas, electricity, coal and fuel oil.

This was announced on Wednesday evening at a meeting in the Presidential Administration dedicated to addressing problems in the field of providing the households and the economy with energy resources, UzA reported.

In order to improve the situation with the shortage of gas, the meeting decided to increase the daily volume of gas supplies to 5 million cubic meters.

Until March 1, 2023, government agencies are prohibited from using cars that run on liquefied gas, they will be converted to gasoline.

A ban on the export of liquefied natural gas is introduced for all producers and traders.

To increase the production of gasoline and diesel fuel, imports of raw materials and finished gasoline will be increased.

The excise tax on the import of AI-80 gasoline and the calculation and collection of excise tax on its retail sale will be suspended for two months.

The daily volume of AI-80 gasoline put up for exchange auctions will be increased. While, intermediary companies are prohibited from participating in exchange trading.

In order to avoid unreasonable overpricing of gasoline of this brand, a 5% limit is introduced on exceeding the starting price.

In cases where it is impossible to supply natural gas, liquefied gas will be supplied to the population.

Temporary restrictions on the supply of electricity to pumping stations in the system of the Ministry of Water Resources have been extended until the end of the year.

The day before, Deputy PM/Minister of Energy Zhurabek Mirzamakhmudov stated that the shortage of energy resources in the country was due not to external factors, but with the growth of domestic consumption.

“We are negotiating to import gas and electricity from neighboring countries, and not through some kind of alliance or union. We are negotiating based on national interests in order to cooperate on the basis of a commercial contract, sale and purchase, and not through the transfer of our energy networks,” he stressed.

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