DUSHANBE, January 25, Asia-Plus - Last year, Tajikistan imported 300,000 tons of fuel-and-lubricating products, which is 48,000 tons fewer compared to 2004, Nazmiddin Mirzoyev, head of the open joint-stock company “Naftrason” (oil product), told journalists in Dushanbe on January 25.  

According him, decrease in fuel supplies has resulted from world trends, connected with rise in fuel prices, and Kazakhstan ’s export ban.  

“Now for some reasons, Kazakhstan has again extended ban on fuel exports that was introduced last summer till February 1 this year,” Mirzoyev said, noting that they have to date imported 9,000 tons of diesel from the Russian Federation for the spring sowing season.  In total, Tajikistan is planned to import 30,000 tons of diesel fuel from Russia for the spring sowing season.  

Kazakhstan , Russia and Uzbekistan provide the bulk of Tajikistan ''s fuel imports.