Encoded fuels

Unscrupulous East African fuel traders who have illegally dumped tax-free fuel back onto the Kenyan market for years are rethinking their business strategies. Implementation of a chemical tracer in retail fuels and random testing can now identify tax-free fuels and the culprits responsible for returning these fuels to the Kenyan market.Although the success of the project is ultimately linked to prosecution of the perpetrators of fuel diversion, early results show that overall incidents of export dumping have fallen by more than 80%.In KenyaIn Kenya, exported fuel is not taxed, making it cheaper than the pump price. Thus, fuel traders find it profitable to sell this fuel back into the Keny...

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