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Parts of Europe Are Starting to Run Out of Diesel

Customers queue for fuel at a gas station, which has run out of diesel, in Paris. 

Customers queue for fuel at a gas station, which has run out of diesel, in Paris. 

Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

The loss of Russian diesel supply, combined with disruption in fuel production in France, have left parts of Europe short, according to the head of Spanish oil refiner Repsol SA.

“We are running out of middle distillates in some European countries,” Chief Executive Officer Josu Jon Imaz said on an earnings call, referring to the category of oil products that includes diesel, heating oil and jet fuel. “There is room to see high diesel prices in the coming months.”