Kazakhstan railway is going to increase oil carriage tariffs by 20%

26.01.00 00:00
/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.