By John Galt
May 19, 2011
From the Arab News of Saudi Arabia this morning:
RIYADH: Shortage of gasoline type 95 in some regions in the Kingdom may develop into a crisis if suppliers do not quickly inject enough of it to the gas stations, local Arabic daily Al-Riyadh newspaper reported Tuesday. Especially in Riyadh region, there is a supply shortage.
The newspaper said the owners of gas stations expressed fears that a real crisis might crop up that could cause economic losses to the country and the companies working in this sector if an immediate solution was not found.
It quoted unidentified sources in the industry as saying that the shortage in the supply of gasoline type 95 resulted from the smuggling of large quantities of this fuel type to other countries.
I just wonder if the other nations need it for their military or if the tribal regions are trading it to my primary suspect (an educated guess), the rebels in Yemen for arms back to Saudi Arabia. Just remember that not all of the tribes in the southern parts of that nation are not loyal to the House of Saud even as the King tries to buy them off with bribes.