The cumulative number of clandestine oil taps showed an 8.09% fall in January-September compared to the same period last year. It was reported a total of 4,183 attacks at Pemex´s pipelines during the nine months of 2016. While last year, the sum was 4,551 assaults, according to a statement of the oil-company.
A vessel fire caused an explosion in the coast of Veracruz, not injured or killed were reported, according to a Pemex´s press release. The incident occurred on the ship “boroughs” in the anchorage area of six nautical miles from the coast.
The Congress Permanent Commission called the Ministers of Finance and Energy to give explanations due to the gasoline and electricity prices increase. Director of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) was cited also.
Veracruz, one of the states with large oil-activity in Mexico, is living an environment of complaints among politicians for corruption.
Miguel Angel Yunes, next Governor of Veracruz, has been accused of “illicit enrichment” and “money laundering”.
The tropical storm Earl left 49 people dead in total after passing through Mexico.
According to a report in Univision, Luis Felipe Bridge, National Coordinator of Civil Protection said that in Puebla, the deceases number was 35, but this figure may rise because they have not visited all the affected areas.
The insecurity in Mexico is something that worries the population or at least seven out of 10 feel insecure in the city where they live, according to the National Urban Public Safety Survey (ENSU) conducted by the National Statistics and Geography Institute (INEGI) in June.
Fear is growing in Mexico, due to rumors of the possible return of Rafael Caro Quintero to criminal life. Rafael Caro is known as “The Narco of Narcos”. After his scandalous release in 2013, authorities believe that he is regrouping forces to regain his drug cartel.
Facing the imminent development of hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico, studies are underway to create contingency plans in case of oil accidents. A research group at the Institute of Biotechnology at the Autonomous University (UNAM) is performing metagenomics studies, seeking to identify the bacteria that degrade hydrocarbons.
A report in El financiero mentions that operations could stop at Salina Cruz refinery in Oaxaca because of blockages in the city. If so, there would be a shortage of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
Due to the continuous blockades of roads, trucks have to stop at the entrances and exits of the Antonio Dovalí Jaime refinery in Salina Cruz.