There is a twofold situation with the shortage of gasoline in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Thus, Krasnoyarsknefteprodukt has a bipolar disorder . If a couple of days ago the company, in its comments and statements, acknowledged the shortage of fuel in the region, making predictions about the possibility of an acute shortage in the future. Now the CPN has backed down and is putting forward a polar version of events.
Babr wrote earlier about the shortage of fuel in the Krasnoyarsk Territory:
From expensive to deficit. What about gasoline?
Representatives of Krasnoyarsk gas stations began to complain that Rosneft had stopped supplying petroleum products. It was about the Achinsk Oil Refinery. In response, the refinery reported that the refinery was operating normally, shipments under all previously concluded contracts were on schedule, and all annual maintenance work had already been completed.
However, the resulting shortage was confirmed by ordinary Krasnoyarsk motorists.
CPN then explained that the shortage arose due to the difficulties of transportation by rail – they say, because of this, supplies to all regional oil depots of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and Khakassia are intermittent. On September 5, a post was published on the company’s Telegram channel confirming the presence of a shortage in the market:
“From the second decade of August 2023, the small-scale wholesale market of the Krasnoyarsk Territory began to experience a shortage of oil products, and primarily diesel fuel. In particular, from the 20th of August, the supply of petroleum products from the Achinsk Oil Refinery (NK Rosneft) by road was limited, and from August 30, it was completely stopped. The company does not report the reasons for stopping the supply of petroleum products.
This situation will inevitably lead to an acute shortage of fuel in the region’s market and possible disruptions in the work of public enterprises and organizations, including those servicing infrastructure facilities and life-sustaining facilities.”
A confirming screenshot of the message was made by PM journalists:
However, by the evening of September 5, the CNP’s rhetoric had changed. The Telegram post has been taken down. Instead, the general director of the company, Boris Zolotarev, made an official statement in the spirit of “everything is fine, beautiful marquise.”
“There is no shortage of oil products at the filling stations of KNP JSC and is not expected, all problems with providing the necessary volume of oil products have been resolved.”
Meanwhile, Acting Governor Mikhail Kotyukov ignores the topic of fuel. On September 5, Kotyukov solemnly drove along the Vysokogorsky bridge on the Yenisei. On September 4, at a meeting of the regional government, he discussed the issue of gasification of the region. On September 3, he attended a training session for football players at the Central Stadium. But questions about fuel – primarily about rising prices – treacherously make their way into the comments to the acting governor:
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