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Residents of Finland began to steal gasoline amid rising prices

Residents of Finland began to steal gasoline amid rising prices

According to police in the southeastern part of the country, the thefts are due to high gasoline prices. Typically, fuel is stolen from large construction sites, agriculture or forestry, as well as from trucks and cold store fuel tanks.

During one of the incidents, the criminals broke the locks of the fuel tanks, drilled holes in the tank and drained the gasoline.
The volume of stolen fuel in each case ranges from several tens to thousands of liters.
Law enforcers specify that the stolen fuel, as a rule, is resold.


Earlier in Europe, a shortage of gasoline was recorded due to a reduction in exports from Russia. Russian exports of naphtha (heavy gasoline) to Europe fell sharply in April to 333,000 barrels per day, the lowest since 2016.