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“This might be uncomfortable but has to be done”: AMLO

The president apologized to Mexicans if his new strategy to fight fuel theft has caused discomfort, but assured it is necessary if they want to see oil theft levels go down and eventually disappear. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.

 

Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Clandestine taps increased

Clandestine taps increased

Pemex reported the number of clandestine taps in its pipelines during October 2018 and the cumulative figure during last year. As expected, this problem increased compared to previous month.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Benefits of the strategy against fuel theft

Benefits of the strategy against fuel theft

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) decided to close Pemex pipelines as a strategy to reduce fuel theft in Mexico. This generated fuel shortages around, but Moody’s Investor Service estimates that the benefits for Pemex could be large in terms of revenues.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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“This cannot happen again”: AMLO

An explosion in a clandestine tap killed at least 91 people in Hidalgo, despite the president’s new strategy to fight oil theft in the country.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Sleeping with the enemy

Former Pemex employees have leveraged their knowledge of the NOC’s pipeline network to join gangs dedicated to oil theft. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.

Monday, January 14th, 2019
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New year, new president, new security strategy

AMLO took office on December 1st, and according to his team, implementation of his new security strategy started only days later. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.

Monday, January 7th, 2019
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“Oil theft will be considered a felony without bail”: AMLO

AMLO officially took office and spoke about ‘huachicoleo’ (oil theft) during his speech in Mexico City. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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Number of clandestine taps in September

Number of clandestine taps in September

Pemex reported the number of clandestine taps in its pipelines during September and the cumulative figure during this year. This problem decreased compared to previous month, but it is still at high levels.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Is Pemex involved with criminals?

An investigation by Mexico’s Naval Secretariat (Semar) and the Secretary of Public Security (SSP) says that one of the country’s biggest ‘oil theft’ lords has the NOC’s protection. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
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Pemex’s ‘anti-huachicoleo’ squad

‘Huachicoleo’ (fuel theft) has escalated to historic levels and the NOC came up with an initiative to end it, or at least reduce it. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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