Mexico: Why Are Some Consumers Facing Fuel Shortages?

Jan 4, 2019 | 21:05 GMT

Mexico's new president has outlined big plans to fight corruption in his country's energy sector, but right now, the situation appears to be getting worse. In recent days, more than 1,000 stations in the states of Colima, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit and Queretaro have experienced fuel shortages. According to reports in the Mexican news media, some of the shortages followed missed shipments from the Salamanca refinery in Guanajuato state. A separate statement from Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, however, blamed the shortages on unspecified distribution problems. Still other reports blamed the problem on fuel theft from pipelines that supply the affected states....

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