Fuel importers found a loophole that enabled them to import huge amounts of diesel blended with bio-diesel and avoid paying fees and tax. Customers were not let in on the deal and they paid the usual rate for diesel, giving importers an extra 55 pfennigs per a liter.
Because of bad business moves by government-owned corporations, local firms pay up to 37 percent more for natural gas than firms from neighboring countries and the EU.
The energy sector companies account for nearly one third of public procurement contracts entered into during the past four and a half years.
Gordan Pavlović got a deal when he bought a Foča coal mine for 6 million KM.