Drivers of trucks transporting fuel gather to protest at the Development Ministry in Athens yesterday against the state’s new measures aimed at curbing illegal fuel trade. The government has put into action a plan aimed at stamping out Greece’s illegal fuel industry, which is estimated to cost the state billions of euros in lost tax revenues. The drivers and their trucks blocked Mesogeion Avenue for about 30 minutes. They also called a 24-hour-strike starting today, the first day that heating oil will be distributed for the winter period. Heating oil is expected to go on sale for between 58 and 60 cents per liter.