Boats sail past Pulau Bukom oil refinery along the southern coast of Singapore, where thieves made off with US$150 million worth of gas oil. Photo: Reuters

‘Brazen’ US$150 million oil heist at Shell’s Singapore refinery much bigger than reported

  • Court documents state that around 340,000 tonnes of gas oil were stolen from the oil company’s Pulau Bukom site
  • Southeast Asia is a hotspot for illegal fuel trading, with its island-dotted waters providing cover for small-scale smuggling across borders
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Boats sail past Pulau Bukom oil refinery along the southern coast of Singapore, where thieves made off with US$150 million worth of gas oil. Photo: Reuters
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