Despite suspension reports, N. Korean gasoline imports increase in June
North Korean tanker fleet went quiet later in the month
Beijing exported over $4 million in gasoline to North Korea in June, despite reports that the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) had suspended fuel sales to the DPRK.
According to data from China’s customs and compiled by the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), North Korea spent an additional $1.5 million on motor gasoline in June compared to May imports.
The data potentially conflicts with a Reuters report earlier in July, which claimed that the state owned Chinese oil giant CNPC had decided to pause fuel shipments to the DPRK.
North Korean imports of diesel
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