Kazakhstan FinMonitoring Agency confirmed the detention of the Deputy Minister of Energy Zhumabay Karagayev, which was previously reported. Reports about it TASS.
official is suspected of unreasonable increase in gas prices.
Earlier it was reported that the Vice-Minister of Energy was released from his position. The reason for dismissal was not called.
Political scientist Erbolla Conditions with reference to its own sources reported that Karagayev was detained with other persons “involved in an unreasonable increase in liquefied gas prices in the Mangystau region.”
In August 2021, the official threatened to deprive the European Union of Kazakhstan Oil. According to him, if the EU introduces a carbon tax, the Republic will reorient the supply to China and the countries of Southeast Asia.