On June 24-26, Uzbekistan shipped 3.4 thousand tons (67 railcars) of the product for export from the Kengsoy station in the Guzar district of the Kashkadarya region
The Afghan government has returned 67 oil tankers to Uzbekistan due to their low quality however the Uzbekistan refuted the Afghan government’s claim on oil quality.
The Afghan government returned 67 oil tankers to Uzbekistan due to their low quality, the Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) stated as reported by Nova24.uz.
ANSA is taking measures to counter the import of substandard oil. They emphasized that this is the first such incident in the history of oil supplies. Afghan officials added that the country is currently implementing a program to prevent the import of low-quality fuel and oil.
In response to the Afghan Government’s statement, the spokesperson for Uzbekneftegaz, Mumin Ibodov, dismissed the claim as unfounded. He also mentioned that the company will release an official statement.
Meanwhile, Podrobno.uz reported with reference to the press service of Uzbekneftegaz that according to the statement, on May 17, Uzbekistan GTL and a Turkish company (whose name is not disclosed) signed an off-take contract for the sale of synthetic diesel fuel components for export.
On June 24-26, as per the Turkish side’s request, Uzbekistan GTL shipped 3.4 thousand tons (67 railcars) of the product for export from the “Kengsoy” station in the Guzar district of the Kashkadarya region.
“The synthetic diesel fuel component produced by the Uzbekistan GTL plant complies with the European standard EN 15940. Currently, this standard is not implemented in Afghanistan. During the product export process, the Turkish side was informed that synthetic diesel fuel and its components were not registered with the Afghan organization ANSA (Afghanistan National Standards Authority). In response, the Turkish company stated that they planned to import the product to the Afghan market by blending it with traditional diesel,” noted “Uzbekneftegaz.”
The company emphasized that the payment for the 3.4 thousand tons of high-quality product delivered to the buyer was made in full and was not returned by the Afghan government to Uzbekistan GTL.
“According to the contract terms, the Turkish company determines which country it will import the goods to and how it will be distributed,” underscored “Uzbekneftegaz.”
Courtesy: Central Asian Light (Posted on Aug 07, 2023)