One-Third of Fuel in Iraq Diverted in 2008

In 2008 at least one-third of fuel from Iraq’s largest refinery is being diverted to the black market.  The proceeds from the sale were being used to support in insurgency against American troops.

Source: Richard A. Oppel, Jr., “Iraq’s Insurgency Runs on Stolen Oil Profits,” New York Times, March 16, 2008.