They are said to have become “insatiable buyers” of Russian diesel fuel and other refined products, while increasing their exports to Europe.
“This has raised fears in the mixing and re-export of products from Russia, which means that the efforts of Western countries to exclude Russian fuel from their economy are thwarted,” the newspaper writes.
Thus, in the first month of this year, Morocco bought 2 million barrels of diesel, while in all of 2021 the country imported some 600,000 barrels. In January, Tunisia bought 2.8 million barrels of oil products from Russia, including gasoline, naphtha, diesel fuel and diesel, while it had hardly ever bought Russian oil products before.
Demand has also grown in Egypt, Libya and Algeria.