Kazakhstan railway is going to increase oil carriage tariffs by 20%
/PRIME TASS, Jan.26, 00/ - The Kazakhstan republican state railway
enterprise Kazakhstan Temir Zholy is going to increase the oil export
carriages tariff by 20%. The high rank representative of the enterprise has
informed on Wednesday PRIME TASS.
As he said, the tariff was not changed within 1999 and now varies from 9 to
25 dollars for ton. The increase is dictated by the necessity to cover of the
electric power and petroleum products costs, and also to purchase the new
diesel locomotives /the diesel locomotives park is deteriorated by 60%/,
tanks, half-cars for carriage of the ore concentrates and coal. For these
purpose the enterprise need about 70 bln tenges /1 dollar = 140 tenge/.
In 1999 by rail 3.5 million tons of Kazakhstani oil was exported in China, in
2000 it is supposed to increase the volumes to 4-4.5 million tons.