Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Crisis in Juarez: Diesel, Gasoline Sales Down

Due to the economic and law enforcement crisis in Juarez, and significant price increases, gasoline sales are down 30% and diesel sales are down 40%--about what they were six years ago. Three years ago the Pemex refinery in Juarez would make about 190 deliveries to gasoline stations each day. Now the number is down to 140.

Whereas in early 2009 filling a tank with about 16 gallons (60 liters) cost $333 pesos (about $25 U.S.) today the same amount costs $501 pesos (about $38). Mexican government officials have warned citizens they can expect more gasoline price increases in the next few months from the government-owned oil company, Pemex, which sets prices.

From a note by Juan de Dios Olivas, Diario.

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