Public Security Secretary(SSP) Jesús Rodríguez Almeida reported that 500 Mexican soldiers are currently monitoring the Minatitlan-Mexico pipelinebecause of the increase in fuel theft.
The oil-company has many problems in its refineries, and so Pemex is giving priority to exports. Refining has fallen to historically low levels. Things could get worse for Pemex with the gasoline market opening.
As part of the new scheme developed for the oil market, companies would be able to import about 346 billion liters of diesel and gasoline to be sold in Mexico.