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North Africa diesel exports to Europe surge as Russia digs deeper into Ukraine

Europe has been looking for alternative sources of oil and gas in light of Western sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine war.
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North African countries have increased diesel exports to Europe while importing more of the fuel from Russia after the country invaded Ukraine in February last year, according to data shared with Al-Monitor. 

In March this year, Morocco imported the most Russian diesel of the North African countries, shipping in 108,000 barrels per day (bpd), data from commodities firm Kpler shows. Tunisia and Libya are also active importers followed by Egypt. March has seen North African countries import 257,000 bpd of diesel from Russia, the highest amount since the beginning of the Ukraine war.

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