Value of the Illegal Oil Industry in Kosovo

Oil smuggling on the black market in Kosovo is estimated to be a $100 Million industry.

The oil is produced in an oil refinery in Serbia and sold tax free to ethnic Serbs. They then smuggled it into Kosovo with the help of ethnic Albanians and sell the fuel at makeshift gas stations.

Source: Doreen Carvajal, “In Balkans, Smuggling Forges a Rare Unity,” New York Times, October 24, 2011.