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Uzneftegazinspeksiya: Natural gas worth about 8 billion soums has been misappropriated
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Despite numerous warnings and sanctions, violations of natural gas use by private businesses, as well as the population of the country continue to happen, Uzneftegazinspeksiya’s press service wrote.

In September of this year, Uzneftegazinspeksiya carried out preventive measures on illegal use of gas in the country. Reportedly, more than 300 cases of unauthorized connection to the gas supply were revealed. It was identified that 7 million 682 thousand cubic meters of natural gas worth about 8 billion soums was misappropriated.

In particular, it was revealed that an enterprise, located in the Andijan region, which is specialized in the production of lime, used illegally 394,000 cubic meters of natural gas worth over 390 million soums. Also, in the Tashkent region, an LLC specialized in the production of lime misappropriated 128,772 cubic meters of natural gas worth over 128 million soums.

Since the beginning of the year, more than 2,250 cases of illegal use of natural gas have been revealed, and law enforcement bodies have been submitted necessary documents to take appropriate legislative measures.

In the Tashkent region, the volume of illegal use of natural gas amounted to 956,000 cubic meters for a total of 1 billion soums.

Preventive measures on compliance with the rules of use of compressed and liquefied gas are ongoing, the report said.

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