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Jan 5, 2022
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Tokayev instructed to introduce temporary state regulation of prices for LNG and gasoline

The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, ordered the introduction of state regulation of prices for liquefied gas, gasoline and diesel for six months. He announced this at a meeting on the socio-economic situation in the country.

The head of state stressed that the maximum prices for the population should not exceed the price level at the end of last year.

According to him, the country needs to reboot the gas industry.

“One cannot do without systemic, but well-thought-out and gradual reforms. It is necessary to carry out a qualitative reboot of the gas industry, to ensure a full load of commercial gas on the domestic market, ”Tokayev noted.

He added that the government, in particular the Ministry of Energy, is responsible for the emergence of a protest situation in connection with the increase in prices for liquefied gas. At the same time, Tokayev stressed that the political, social and economic structure of Kazakhstan will remain unchanged.

As a reminder, on January 2, rallies began in a number of cities in the Mangistau region. Residents are demanding lower fuel prices, which, according to them, have doubled since January 1. Riots broke out in the country amid protests.

The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, introduced a state of emergency in the region and a curfew until January 19. In addition, he accepted the resignation of the government.

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