Arab News – The Kingdom said Thursday it had foiled a large-scale attempt to illegally export diesel fuel.
Nine million liters (around two million gallons) of the fuel in 450 tankers “had been prepared at a number of locations” in Riyadh and the Eastern region before movement to Dammam port, the oil ministry said, quoted by SPA.
No details were given on the planned destination of the fuel, or whether any arrests were made.
The ministry said it was the largest attempt to smuggle diesel since it introduced technology to “mark” the fuel.
SPA said the large difference between the domestic and external price of fuel motivates such smuggling attempts.


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