Members of the government commission, who arrived in Kazakhstan’s Aktau, announced a reduction in gas prices to 50 tenge ($ 0.11) in the Mangistau region after meeting with the protesters. This was reported in the press service of the government.
The message says that prices will be reduced within the framework of social responsibility of the national company Kazmunaigas.
During the meeting, the authorities also promised the protesters that they would not be held accountable. The press service emphasized that the parties agreed to resolve all emerging issues within the framework of a constructive dialogue and current legislation.
On January 2, residents of the cities of Zhanaozen and Aktau in Mangistau Oblast rallied to demand that the prices of liquefied petroleum gas be reduced. The cost of fuel, according to them, has doubled since January 1. Later, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, instructed the government to form a commission to study and resolve the situation.
Earlier it was reported that gas futures prices in Europe, after falling below $ 800 per thousand cubic meters on Monday, again crossed the $ 1,000 mark.