400 of the G500 Gas Stations to close due to violence and stolen gasoline by criminal groups
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
January 4, 2017
MX – On Tuesday, Antonio Caballero, President of G500/Grupo Gasolinero, a gas retailer and distributor in Mexico announced that on Wednesday, 400 of 800 of its gas stations will be closed by noon in Naucalpan, Reforma and Atízapan in Mexico including in Mexico City due to an increase of violence icluding vandalism, reports of stolen gasoline and employees and customers being injured by unknown criminal groups taking advantage of a national gasoline boycott. Caballero is seeking security and protection by the Mexican government.
Last Tuesday, Mexican syndicated and organized groups El Barzón (a civil and social rights group) around Mexico began a national boycott of PEMEX gasoline due to an increase of 20% of gas prices, which went into effect New Year’s Day and was approved by the Mexican Congress and President Peña Nieto.
PEMEX supplies gasoline to G500 gas stations.
On January 1, 2017, the monopoly national gasoline PEMEX Company will increase gasoline prices per liter by 20% under a federal law passed by the Mexican Congress and President Enrique Peña Nieto.
• Magna (Regular gas): $15.99 pesos per liter (U.S. $0.77) +14.2% increase
• Premium: $17.79 pesos per liter (U.S. $0.85) +20.1% increase
• Diesel: $17.05 pesos per liter (U.S. $0.82) +16.5% increase