Skip to comments.Mexican Cartels Rival Gasoline Market By Selling Stolen Gas At Half Price
Posted on 06/17/2014 6:05:40 PM PDT by kingattax
Mexican drug cartels, such as the Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, are supplementing their incomes by selling stolen gasoline. At $0.40 a liter, gasoline is cheaper for residents of Tamaulipas than a can of Coca-Cola if they buy from the cartels, helping increase cartel violence while also seriously damaging oil companies in the nation.
According to the Mexican publication Milenio, 15% of gasoline sold in the northeast state of Tamaulipas, which borders central Texas, is controlled and distributed by the Zetas and the Gulf Cartel. The low prices of stolen gas in the region cannot be understated: the paper notes that gasoline is three times cheaper than milk and multiple times cheaper than orange juice.
The stolen gasoline is distributed to hundreds through clandestine "gas stations" that consist of pickup trucks loaded with the stolen goods and a garden-variety hose. Customers take the gasoline home via their personal tanks or bottles.
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That’s $1.60/gallon, Gringos.
I was there last month and gas at stations was about $1 per liter.
Which is stealing, the cartels, or Pemex ?
I think the cartels risk keeping the gummint honest and the gummint doesn’t like it.
Who is the bigger criminal..?
Demand climbs for the untaxed good —that’s a MARKET.
Outrageous! (Uh Cartels, can you come to California?)
They are probably taking a loss...
but making it up on volume.
Sounds like something Rahm and the City of Chicago would like to get into. Wonder if Rahm has had his Sinaloa Enforcement and Distribution Department checking out this revenue enhancement possibility?
A garden-variety garden hose, perhaps?
i’m sure that mayor limpwrist is all over this.
Probably a loss leader. Buy 10 gallons of gas and get discounts on their other popular products.
So when do we see some “Gringos” gasoline stations opening here? The oil cartel could use a little competition.
The Cartels ... you idiot.