Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Northern Asia

Northern Asia Topics specific to Russia, Central Asia (also known as "the 'stans"), Mongolia, Japan and Korea
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Refreshing, funny, informative, thought provoking, honest, inspirational, infectious, budget overlanding. A handbook, a guidebook but ultimately a genuine traveller’s tale

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 27 Jun 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Posts: 48
Uzbekistan low on Fuel!

Hi,

Just returned from Europe - Stans trip.
Crossed border from Turkmenistan tot Uzbekistan near Nukus to find out out that the country is running out of petrol and diesel.
I guess 1 out of 50 petrol stations sells some limited amount of petrol. Riding a bike 10-15 liters wil be sold. Prices around USD 0,50 in local money.
When almost running dry ask around in villages: in storage barns the barrels of petrol will apear en be sold for around USD 1,- after negotiation.
Mostly 80 octan but the Africa Twin runs O.K. on it.

In Tashkent no shortage.

Border crossing just north of Tashkent tot Kazakh is closed due to recontruction. You will be send to border post of "Yallama' 70 klimoeters back on the road to Samarkand. This is signposted.
Once in Kazakh plenty of petrol!

Regards,

Guido
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 14 Jul 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 26
I experienced the same thing, I went to Nukus in May and I was glad to have 10 liters of spare fuel with me when I left kazachstan to oezbekistan across the Ustyurt. In Kungrad I got some fuel in a petrolstation, (A76). After that all gastations are soldout or closed, only on the black market You can get fuel...

In Kiva the same problem and the hotal manager arranged some fuel for me including 10liters spare, in Buchara the situation was better and in Samarkand the fuelstations ar operating normal.

I also took the border in yallama to go from Taskent to Shimkent, there was no choice. The police was very relaxed everywere except near tashkent, mostly asking adkuda and then adkuda wy ... and you can pass.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15 Jul 2010
colebatch's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: London / Moscow
Posts: 1,733
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ahe59 View Post
After that all gastations are soldout or closed, only on the black market You can get fuel...

In Kiva the same problem and the hotel manager arranged some fuel for me including 10liters spare,
This is the best way ... if you stay somewhere or stop to eat somewhere, ask your host to get you some. There is a steady black market for smuggled Turkmenistan "Blue Benzine" which is better than the stuff in Uzbekistan.

Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent are unlikely to be a problem ... its just the Northwest that gets hardly any petrol.
__________________
__________________________________________________ ________________
"Do NOT go wherever the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail"



Sibirsky Extreme - Adventure Motorcycling Guide to Siberia and Mongolia - on Facebook

Click here for Sibirsky Extreme Trail DVD Trailer
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15 Jul 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by colebatch View Post
Northwest that gets hardly any petrol.
I think the Karakalpakstan region...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 23 Jul 2010
dnicoletti's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: milan, italy
Posts: 152
low fuel in uzbekistan

we're currently in tashkent to apply for some visas. by the way, officially, since march 2010 pakistan embassy does not allow to release pak visa to foreigners citizens. we get in UZ from konyeurghenc, turkmenistan to nukus, karakalpakstan province. since we get in we saw plenty of cars waiting at the gas stations for gasoline. we ask for on what about, but nobody could explains us the matter of that. anyway no petrol for them, no petrol for us. we only found it out at the black market, from north 'till samarkand. in khiva area not less than 3000 sum, wich means 1,50 euro, 2500 in samarkand, 1500
nearby guliston, 70 km from tashkent. in tashkent most of gas stations runs regulary. tomorrow we'll try this new experience too.

www.lungastrada.it
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 13 Aug 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Prescott, AZ, USA
Posts: 8
We just crossed into Uzbek from the western border. There was no fuel until just west of Samarkand, and for that, we got lucky. Limited fuel in Samarkand. Glad we had 35L extra.

However, the locals have proven industrious, and you CAN find Benzine nearly anywhere, in small quantities (a few liters sitting outside their home) and for a price.

Despite this, the country is worth seeing. Samarkand is a gem. Off to Tajikistan and a shot at the Pamir. . .
__________________
Scott Brady
Expeditions West | Overland Journal
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Uzbekistan to afghanistan hobnob 4WD Overland TRAVEL 1 30 Sep 2005 23:18
Fuel Uzbekistan simmo Southern Asia 1 29 Sep 2003 15:24
Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan pietro.spera Route Planning 3 30 Apr 2003 15:32
Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan pietro.spera Southern Asia 4 24 Apr 2003 02:30
Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan pietro.spera Travellers' Advisories, Safety and Security on the Road 6 22 Nov 2002 22:09

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:29.