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