7/6/15 via Platts
Pemex said Monday it has planned “additional volumes of gasoline imports in order to regularize supplies” in several states following what one analyst described as a “perfect storm” of shortages involving red tape and crime.
The state company traditionally prides itself in ensuring supplies of all fuels to industry and consumers. But long lines have formed in recent weeks at the pumps of the service stations that still have gasoline on sale.
The problems have arisen in at least half a dozen states, though not in Mexico City, with its population of 20 million.
Pemex cited several factors for the shortages, including a new billing system that has failed to register the orders made by service stations for new supplies.