Fuel Smuggling in Algeria

in Environmental Threats

According to the Ministry of Energy and Mines, around 1.5 billion liters of fuel is smuggled out of Algeria each year.

The amount of fuel that is smuggled is worth $15 Million per year.

The fuel is smuggled to the border of Morocco, where the region consumes more fuel each year than the capital of Algeria.

Algeria has the third cheapest fuel price in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.

Source:  “1.5 bn litres of fuel smuggled each year in Algeria,” India, New York Daily News, July 24, 2013.

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