The actions of 180 sellers of liquefied gas in Kazakhstan found signs of price collusion, informs Department for the Protection and Development of Competition of the Republic.
Of these, 85 – in Mangistau, 14 – Karaganda, 22 – Atyrau, 22 – Akmola, 12 – Kyzylorda regions, 4 – Nur-Sultan, 5 – Shymkent, 4 – Kostanay region, 4 – North Kazakhstan region, 5 – in Turkestan, 2 – in Zhambyl and 1 – in Almaty regions. Investigative actions are being carried out in relation to them.
The sharp rise in the price of liquefied gas has led to massive protests across the country. The rallies began on January 2 in Zhanaozen, later the residents of the city were supported in many other settlements. By the evening of January 4, protests, to which most people come out with political demands, gripped most of the country. On January 5, protests intensified, security officials opened fire on the protesters, there are victims. CSTO Collective Security Council announcedthat “peacekeeping forces” will be introduced to Kazakhstan.
On January 6, the “cleansing” of Kazakhstani cities by security forces began, the authorities called it an “anti-terrorist operation.