Kazakhstan will ask Russia and Belarus to ban the export of light distillates, gasoline and gas oil beyond the three countries' customs union for a period of six months. The request was published on the customs union commission's website.
According to the note, the Kazakhstan side has informed Russia and Belarus that it has ceased exporting light distillate (with the expectation of certain gasolines and furnace oil), jet fuel and gasoil for six months and is asking Moscow and Minsk to do the same.
In May, Astana introduced a ban on lubricants on its domestic market in order to stabilize it markets. The original ban was introduced from May 29 to July 1 and subsequently prolonged to November 1.