Turmoil in Mexico’s gasoline markets

Areas of Influence of Crime CartelsHOUSTON (MEI 777) — The turmoil in Mexico’s gasoline market that puts in jeopardy the calendar and very practicality of the government’s strategy to deregulate the gasoline market in 2018.

In this report, we try to squeeze insights out of institutional data from Pemex about the incidents of product theft. We examined press and other reports to see how specific industries were being affected by the activities of a given drug cartel. The link below is to an instructive map of cartel activity.

The situation in Nigeria about rampant theft of crude oil and refined products should be a warning to government authorities that the lack of asset and product security onshore could lead oil companies to restricting their principal investments to offshore opportunities.

In Table 4, we sort incidents of product theft by industry, by state, in the Gulf Cartel area.

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Mexico Energy Intelligence

Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Over 1,000 reports have been issued in the last 20 years. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who directs the firm, has carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. He brings bilingual and bicultural skill-sets to understanding and responding to challenges of business and public policy, coupled with a deep familiarity with the history and idiosyncrasies of the Mexican operating environment.