Kazakhstan had to introduce a ban on the import of aviation fuel due to the existing fuel surplus on the domestic market, reads a statement from the country’s Ministry of Energy, Report informs.

According to the ministry, in January-April 2024, the accumulated and uninterruptedly replenished reserves of aviation fuel in the country amounted to 105,000-120,000 tons.

“For January-March, the total import of aviation fuel was about 70,000 tons. Consequently, the reason for the overstocking of oil depots with aviation fuel is the import of fuel in addition to the produced Kazakh fuel,” the Ministry of Energy noted.