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Easter week operations were a success

Even though fuel theft is still one of Pemex’s biggest problems, Mexican authorities and Pemex’s personnel are acting to stop it. So far, Easter week operations were successful and led to the seizure of more than one thousand liters of illegal fuel.

Monday, April 17th, 2017

‘Fuel milking’ reduces diesel sales in gas stations

The 8% decrease in diesel salesduring 2016 could be linked to the increase in fuel theft.

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Apparently, it is not enough

Despite efforts to fight oil theft in Mexico, more pipeline tapping cases continue to appear in the country. Authorities revealed that the “Red Triangle” area along with Tabasco, are the zones with the highest oil theft rates.

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Nothing has really changed

Unfortunately, oil theft remains the biggest security issue in Pemex’s infrastructure.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

SENER delays energy projects

The Secretariat of Energy (SENER) is having problems approving the start of energy projects. The deadlines for making prior public consultations arenot beingmet. Companies are ready to work; the problem is gettinglicenses.

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Possible corruption in Pemex 

Mexican officials have suspended some Pemex officials for potential corruption. The company reported on this issue.

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Someone has to do something about it

Clandestine outlets are one of Pemex’sbiggest challenges since the law that aims to stop fuel theft has not been effective enough, and Pemex authorities do not seem to be helping much. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security Summary.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Oil theft increases 187% annually

Federal deputy Eukid Castañón, said prison sentences and sanctions for those involved in oil theft networks are not enough to fight the crime.

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Two onshore blocks in negotiations with indigenous communities

Two onshore blocks in negotiations with indigenous communities

Mexican authorities are working to hold several oil bids this year. The country wants to avoid any problem with indigenous communities and to achieve this authorities are negotiating with them. A report in El Financiero said that the government is discussing with the indigenous community Zoque about the bidding of two onshore blocks in Chiapas. The blocks are number 10 and 11 of Round 2.2. Twelve exploratory wells are planned in these areas.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Union leaders suspicious of allowing oil theft

Pemex will implement transparency measures to reveal the names of those involved in the oil theft net.

A report in La Política Online said that during an event that took place in Hidalgo, Governor Omar Fayad Meneses told Pemex’s CEO, José Antonio González, that developing and implementing a security strategy to combat fuel theft – commonly known as “milking” – inside the NOC’s staff is an urgent matter.

Thursday, February 9th, 2017