Argus analysts published a review of the most promising markets for petrol export from Kazakhstan.
According to this report, Kazakhstan plans to start exporting AI-92 gasoline in the near future. Analysts believe the countries of Central Asia are very promising, since rail fuel supplies in this direction are characterized by low transportation costs. In addition, companies in neighbouring countries can ship relatively small amounts of gasoline under spot contracts.
One of the most promising areas for export of Kazakh gasoline is the market of neighbouring Kyrgyzstan, which is now dependent on imports of Russian fuel. Since August of last year, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have been discussing an agreement that would allow exporting Kazakh gasoline to the Kyrgyz market.
In January-March, Tajik companies also refrained from active purchases of rail consignments of the Russian AI-92, preferring to use the accumulated stocks, as well as the product volumes supplied by tank trucks from Kyrgyzstan.
Kazakhstan exporters are also planning to export AI-92 to Uzbekistan. However, Uzbek companies import a minimum amount of product, while Uzbek gasoline production has increased.
The most premium market for Kazakhstani gasoline in Central Asia according to traders is Afghanistan. According to the quotes of the Argus Caspian Market, by early April, the average price level for AI-92 in Afghanistan had risen to $ 755-785 / t (fca Akina / Hairatan).
In addition to the Central Asian countries, the review also considers the Ukrainian market, but the technical regulations in this country only allow for the sale of motor fuel of at least the fifth environmental class, the production of which in Kazakhstan is currently limited.
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