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Pipeline fuel thieves employ profitable, efficient strategy

Gangs of thieves who steal fuel from Mexico’s state-owned pipelines work with such expertise and efficiency that they can make profits of up to 250,000 pesos (US $13,400) a week, according to a public security consultant. At a workshop designed to educate people about the strategies criminals use to commit the crime, Francisco Granados told […]

Querétaro university’s drones guard against pipeline theft

Guarding petroleum pipelines against theft is going high-tech in Querétaro with the deployment of a fleet of drones designed and built by students at the state’s University of Technology. The first three pipeline surveillance drones are now aiding security and Civil Protection task forces in the Corregidora municipality, located on the Guanajuato border near Apaseo […]

Guanajuato gas stations probed for selling stolen…

The market for gasoline and other fuels is now open to competition, but some gas stations in the state of Guanajuato operate within a closed market of their own by selling stolen fuel. Reports that at least 50 stations were selling fuel supplied by huachicoleros, or fuel thieves, surfaced in October. At the time, state Interior Secretary […]

Pemex focuses on infrastructure improvements to bolster…

MEXICO CITY (Bloomberg) –With its money-losing refineries producing the least fuel in 27 years and only a handful of private partnerships announced since Mexico’s energy reforms, sealing a $2.6 billion venture with Mitsui & Co. will come as a relief to Petroleos Mexicanos. Pemex is a few months away from closing an agreement for the […]

Mexico’s cartels are ditching drugs for oil…

In the downstream, however, aging refineries built before 1980 have been bleeding cash for years and made Mexico import increasing volumes of refined products to meet growing demand. Operational and investment troubles aside, refineries in Mexico are bleeding as drug cartels have been racketeering refinery workers to help them tap storage facilities, trucks, and pipelines […]

Mexican Authorities Bust Cartel Fuel Smuggling Operation…

by Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby4 Dec 2017Reynosa, MX0 As part of an ongoing intelligence-based operation, Tamaulipas state authorities seized two tractor trailers with large tankers full of potentially stolen fuel as they were coming across the international bridge of Los Indios near Matamoros, Tamaulipas, immediately south of Harlingen. Information provided to Breitbart Texas by […]