The CEO of Petróleos Mexicanos, Carlos Treviño Medina, and the governor of the State of Guanajuato, Miguel Márquez Márquez, held a meeting to follow up on the actions set in motion to fight and eradicate fuel theft in the state.
The meeting was held as part of the activities of the Guanajuato Group, which is comprised by local and federal institutions, as well as public security organizations participating in close coordination.
During this meeting, the results of the raids performed in recent weeks were reviewed, and information regarding the progress of the field work executed by the various institutions was exchanged.
Both officials emphasized the close collaboration among all the organizations involved in the fight against this crime, and pointed out that, thanks to the joint efforts between the Federation and the State Government, the detection and shutdown of illegal syphoning has significantly increased.
Over the last few months, the contracts of 12 Pemex service stations in the State have been cancelled when they failed to document the origin of the gasoline they were selling. Furthermore, during the first quarter of 2018, illegal syphoning was reduced by 10 per cent, going from 459 to 415, in contrast to the same period of 2017.
As part of the efforts to stop this crime, devices have been placed in Pemex pipelines throughout the State, thus providing a more efficient control of fuel and an important aid in reducing illegal extraction.