• 3 minutes "Biden Is Running U.S. Energy Security Into The Ground" by Irina Slav
  • 6 minutes How Far Have We Really Gotten With Alternative Energy
  • 9 minutes "How to Calculate Your Individual ESG Score to ensure that your Digital ID 'benefits' and money are accessible"
  • 3 days GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 9 hours "Natural Gas Price Fundamental Daily Forecast – Grinding Toward Summer Highs Despite Huge Short Interest" by James Hyerczyk & REUTERS on NatGas
  • 12 days 87,000 new IRS agents, higher taxes, and a massive green energy slush fund... "Here Are The Winners And Losers In The 'Inflation Reduction Act'"-ZeroHedge
  • 1 day Oil Stocks, Market Direction, Bitcoin, Minerals, Gold, Silver - Technical Trading <--- Chris Vermeulen & Gareth Soloway weigh in
  • 2 days Energy Armageddon
  • 6 days "Forget Oil, The Real Crisis Is Diesel Inventories: The US Has Just 25 Days Left" by Zero Hedge - 5 Stars *****
  • 3 days Is Europe heading for winter of discontent with extensive gas shortages?
  • 6 days "The Global Digital ID Prison" by James Corbett of CorbettReport.com
  • 6 days The Federal Reserve and Money...Aspects which are not widely known
  • 6 days "Europe’s Energy Crisis Has Ended Its Era Of Abundance" by Irina Slav
  • 10 hours Wind droughts
  • 7 days Goldman Betting on Cryptocurrencies
  • 10 days Сryptocurrency predictions

Thailand Uncovers Illegal Oil Trading in Southern Border Provinces

Thailand’s Southern Border Provinces Administration Center (SBPAC) has uncovered massive fuel smuggling operations in the country’s southern provinces.

SBPAC member Chaiyong Maneerungsakul said, "In the aggregate, each day, there is smuggling of no less than 3 million liters of illegal petrol. But officers are not able to catch any of it, even though the petrol is transported on modified trucks with 2,000-3,000 liter petrol barrels attached on each vehicle. There have not been arrests of wrongdoers in any manner."

The smuggled fuel’s value is roughly $3.9 million, causing the state to lose $700,000 of tax revenue per day, The Bangkok Post reported.

According to Chaiyong, since 2009 the gasoline smuggling network has expanded continuously, with both boats and vehicles smuggling fuel into Songkhla, Satun, and Narathiwat.

Gasoline and diesel are still the main items being smuggled out across the Malaysia-Thailand border, as their prices in Thailand are almost twice of that in Malaysia.

Malaysia's Anti-Smuggling Unit (UPP) director general and Home Ministry Policing and Border Security Division secretary Datuk Abdul Rahim Ismail said fuel smuggling on the Malasian side of the border was under control, noting that large-scale smuggling activities no longer took place at the Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan and Perak borders with Thailand due to the integrated operation and strict control by the enforcement authorities.

By. Joao Peixe, Deputy Editor OilPrice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage



Leave a comment

Leave a comment

EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News