25 Apr 2023 16:54

Uzbekistan agrees to buy 300,000 tonnes of oil from Gazprom Neft in 2023

TASHKENT. April 25 (Interfax) - Uzbekistan has agreed with Gazprom Neft to import 300,000 tonnes of oil in 2023, Adhamjon Ubaydullayev, head of the main department of the Uzbek Energy Ministry, said on Tuesday during a speech at a panel session of the Innoprom Central Asia exhibition.

"An agreement has already been reached with Gazprom Neft on the supply of 300,000 tonnes of oil this year," Ubaydullayev said at the exhibition.

As previously reported, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak and Uzbek Energy Minister Jurabek Mirzamakhmudov discussed matters on boosting supplies of oil and petroleum products to Uzbekistan from Russia during negotiations in mid-April.

Uzbekistan's oil refineries have capacity of nearly 10 million tonnes, and the refineries are currently unloaded because of a lack of crude. According to statistics, the country boosted oil production 1.8% year-on-year to 787,800 tonnes in 2022.