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PAN talks about preventive detention to stop oil theft

Since oil theft remains the main security concern for Mexican authorities, National Action Party (PAN) proposed a pre-trial detention for those who appear suspicious of this crime.

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Protests against Pemex and fracking

Communities in Puebla and Veracruz have protested against Pemex and the use of fracking in their territories because according to them, the NOC would have promised infrastructure projects since 2014, which have not been executed.

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

González acknowledges links of Pemex workers to ‘huachicoleros’

Pemex’s CEO, José Antonio González Anaya, acknowledged that workers from Pemex are linked to bands dedicated to oil theft, known as ‘huachicoleros’.

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

PGR strengthens its operations to fight oil theft

Mexican authorities are on the hunt for bands dedicated to oil theft. The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) even captured the Mayor of the municipality of Palmar de Bravo (Puebla) for the crime of “operations with resources of illicit origin.” The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Oil theft causes fire in Palmar de Bravo

As usual, oil theft has Mexican authorities concerned since it has been rapidly escalating in the country; aleak in the Minatitlan/Mexico pipeline system, product of oil theft, even caused a fire in the municipality of Palmar de Bravo. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security Summary.

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Pemex and INAI to try new measures against oil theft

After it was known that Guanajuato was the state with the most clandestine taps, followed by Puebla, Pemex said that it will start to mark the products it distributes throughout Mexico’s service stations in an attempt to control oil theft.

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Romero Deschamps accused of complicity in oil theft

The Mexican Republic Oil Workers Union (STPRM) complained about the dismissal of over 2,000 workers, while its president Carlos Romero Deschamps was accused again of being involved in an oil theft network. These and other stories in our periodic summary of labor-related issues.


Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Sener favors indigenous communities in Round 2.2

The Energy Secretariat (Sener) requested that contractual areas 10 and 11, located in the Zoque and Tzotzil communities of Chiapas, to be excluded from the tender.

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

STPRM sues Pemex for modifications to its retirement system

After the NOC announced modifications to its retirement system, the Union filed 2,000 complaints against it for alleged “cancellation of contracts and violation of labor law,” among others.


Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Financial intelligence against fuel ‘milking’

Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, said the government is implementing a strategy to hold those involved in oil theft accountable.

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017