A worker fills up a car at a gas station in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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The daily smuggling of low-quality gasoline from Syria will damage the environment and deprive the Treasury of badly needed tax revenues, the president of Association of Petroleum Importing Companies warned Wednesday.Lebanon consumes around 4 million liters of gasoline every day.Chammas said apparently most of the smuggled Syrian gasoline is being sold to gas stations in the Baalbeck-Hermel area.Geagea also urged caretaker Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil to open an inquiry into the smuggling of Syrian fuel to Lebanon.The smuggling of fuel and agricultural produce from Syria are among the main problems that all successive governments in Lebanon have faced.
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