Dushanbe, July 18 - Neftegaz.RU. According to Azernews, Tajikistan is actively developing the oil refining sector, investing a lot of funds in the construction and reconstruction of refineries. These steps led to an increase in the production of petroleum products in the country, but imports still constitute a significant part.
Ikromiddin Valizoda, Head of Tajik Antimonopoly Service, told reporters that in January to June 2019, as many as 238 400 tons of petroleum products were imported in Tajikistan by economic entities and individual entrepreneurs.
He noted that about 115 500 tons of diesel fuel, 83 100 tons of gasoline, 22 800 tons of jet fuel, 9 500 tons of lubricants and 7 300 tons of fuel oil arrived in Tajikistan in this period.
In general, as many as 50 companies supply oil products to Tajikistan. Valizoda noted that Russia accounts for 87 % of the total volume of oil products imported in Tajikistan, while 7.9 % of oil products came from Kyrgyzstan, 2.4 % from Kazakhstan, and the rest 2.7 % from other countries.
He emphasized that Gazprom Neft Tajikistan, Seganj and Agency on the State Materials Reserve under the Government of Tajikistan, occupy a dominant position in the petroleum products market in Tajikistan with 41 %, 37 %, and 10 % respectively.
Given that Tajik total volume of petroleum products’ imports made up 239 000 tons in January to June 2019, it is possible to calculate that Gazprom Neft Tajikistan supplied to Tajikistan about 98,000 tons, Seganj - 88,000 tons and Agency on the State Materials Reserve under the Government of Tajikistan - 24,000 tons.
By the end of 2018, Tajikistan imported about 446,000 tons of petroleum products for a total of $310.8 million. On average, the cost of 1 ton of petroleum products was $696.
Author: Abdul Kerimkhanov