Director of gas processing plant detained in Kazakhstan for unreasonable gas prices

According to the state TV channel, the director of the gas processing plant in Zhanaozen raised gas prices for no reason, which, in turn, led to massive demonstrations across the country

Nakbergen Tulepov

The director of the gas processing plant in Zhanaozen and the head of the electronic trading center for liquefied gas were detained in the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan, where mass protests began at the beginning of the year due to a multiple increase in the price of automobile gas. This was reported by the Kazakhstan TV channel.

According to the TV channel, the head of the plant in Zhanaozen raised the gas price for no reason. It is noted that the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for financial monitoring on this fact is conducting a pre-trial investigation.

Kazakh Gas Processing Plant LLP; supplies gas to the entire Mangistau region and the surrounding regions, they explained in the story.

As Kazinform clarifies, we are talking about the director of the gas processing plant Nakbergen Tulepov.

Protests in Kazakhstan have been going on for several days due to a two-fold increase in prices for car gas & mdash; from 60 tenge (10.2 rubles) to 120 (20.4 rubles). The first to protest were motorists from the Mangistau region & mdash; they blocked the roads to Aktau and Zhanaozen. Soon spontaneous rallies were also held in Nur-Sultan, Karaganda, Atyrau, Uralsk, Taldykorgan, Kyzylorda and Shymkent.

Amid the protests, Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev addressed the protesters. “ I again appeal to you [with a request] to show prudence and not succumb to provocations from within and from without. & lt; … & gt; Power will not fall, but we do not need conflict, but mutual trust and dialogue, '', & mdash; he stated. After that, the head of state introduced a state of emergency in the Mangistau region and Alma-Ata. The regime assumes a curfew, restrictions on entry and exit and other measures that will be in effect from January 5 to January 19.

In addition, on the night of January 5, Tokayev accepted the resignation of the government of Kazakhstan and ordered to temporarily introduce gas price regulation. gasoline and diesel. “ I instruct the antimonopoly authority & lt; … & gt; introduce temporary price regulation of prices for liquefied gas for a period of 180 calendar days. In the regions, the maximum prices for the population should not exceed the price level at the end of last year, '', & mdash; he said.

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