Diesel Smuggling Cases in Malaysia

in Environmental Threats

In the first six months of 2013, criminal justice officials reported investigating 85 cases of diesel smuggling. The value of the diesel seized by officials was worth $101,000 (323,000 Malaysian Ringgit.)

In 2012, there were a total of 168 cases of diesel smuggling worth $470,000 (1.5 Million Ringgit.)

Diesel smuggling in Malaysia occurs due to the price differences between subsidized fuel available at petrol stations versus the price of diesel for industrial companies. At a petrol station, diesel is available for 1.80 Ringgits per liter, while companies pay 2.49 Ringgit per liter.

Source:  Sarah Rahim, “Diesel smuggling still on the rise,” New Straits Times, July 5, 2013.

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