Job Losses to Oil Theft in Nigeria

Due to oil theft activities, around 30,000 jobs have been lost in Nigeria between 2011 to 2013, according to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN). The Finance Minister in Nigeria stated that up to 400,000 barrels of oil was being stolen per day in 2012. Source:  Akinola Ajbande, “30,000 lose… Continue reading Job Losses to Oil Theft in Nigeria

Illegal Sludge Dumping and Fuel Smuggling in Ireland

In the first half of 2013, environmental officials in Ireland recovered 400 tons of waste that was illegally dumped by organized crime groups in Ireland. The waste was used to create white fuel that was used by drivers, and included ingredients such as sulfuric acid, cat litter, charcoal, and sand. In 2012, officials seized 445… Continue reading Illegal Sludge Dumping and Fuel Smuggling in Ireland

Diesel Smuggling Cases in Malaysia

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… Continue reading Diesel Smuggling Cases in Malaysia

Counterfeit Petrol Sold in Ukraine

According to the Kyiv Motorist Club, one out of every three liters of fuel sold in Ukraine is substandard or counterfeit. The motor club conducted tests at major gas stations and found that 30 percent of the gas did not meet Ukraine or Euro standards. According to energy experts, the number of filling stations that… Continue reading Counterfeit Petrol Sold in Ukraine

Barrels of Oil Stolen in Mexico Each Day in First Half of 2013

Company officials with Mexico’s state oil company Pemex stated that it was losing between 5,000 to 10,000 barrels of oil each day to theft.  Pemex produces 2.5 million barrels of oil per day. The company stated that the number of oil theft incidents was increasing each year by 30 percent. In 2012, the company discovered… Continue reading Barrels of Oil Stolen in Mexico Each Day in First Half of 2013

Illegal Fuel Sales in the UK in 2012

HM Revenue and Customs in the United Kingdom discovered 388 occasions where criminals were selling illegal fuel to motorists. The number of incidents discovered during the 2012-2013 time period was 48 percent higher than the 262 detections in 2009-2010. Norther Ireland had 128 detections of illegal fuel sites, with 260 sites being in the rest… Continue reading Illegal Fuel Sales in the UK in 2012

Sea Pirate Attacks in the Gulf of Guinea

According to statistics collected by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), there were 33 pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria in 2010. In 2012, the number of attacks increased to 58. Shipping security analysts state that the number of pirate attacks are under-reported. According to security consultants, at least one… Continue reading Sea Pirate Attacks in the Gulf of Guinea

Illegal Siphons of Oil Pipelines in Mexico

Mexican State Oil Company Pemex discovered 1,744 illegal siphons of its oil pipelines in 2012, a 23.2 percent increase from the 1,416 illegal siphons in 2011. The rate of oil theft continued to increase into 2013, as the company discovered 730 illegal siphons in the first four months of the year, compared to 377 during… Continue reading Illegal Siphons of Oil Pipelines in Mexico