Uzbek refinery to sell oil products to Afghanistan


TASHKENT -- The Fergana Oil Refinery in Uzbekistan will deliver as much as 1 million tonnes of petroleum products to Afghanistan a year starting in 2020, Fergana News reported Wednesday (July 24).

Indonesia's Trans Asia Resources, which is paying to modernise the Uzbek refinery, "has signed an agreement with Afghan authorities" to sell petroleum products to Afghanistan, a refinery spokesperson said.

The products are expected to include gasoline and diesel fuel, but the refinery is still in contract discussions with Afghan companies, said the spokesperson.

The refinery also plans to sell to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, he added.

Uzbekistan, through various forms of economic co-operation, has sought to help Afghanistan overcome extremism by attaining prosperity.

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