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Widespread gas shortages in Mexico
Gasoline shortages in Mexico sparked by a crackdown on fuel theft prompted warnings from business leaders that industries like carmaking will suffer if the shortfalls persist as lines at gas stations in the capital grew on Wednesday.

The drive to eradicate a crime that has deprived state coffers of billions of dollars is President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's first major move against chronic corruption since taking office on Dec. 1, but risks angering consumers and hurting the economy.

Criminal groups have been tapping pipelines and stealing tanker trucks laden with diesel and gasoline in the oil-producing country for years, reselling it illicitly, often with apparent impunity.

However, by closing off pipelines and refineries while it tracked the thefts, the government has triggered shortfalls and long lines at gas stations in several states.

Despite assurances from government officials that the situation is in hand, industry concern is growing.
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29R4D
January 08, 2019
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station after an offensive by Mexico's government against fuel...
Morelia, Mexico
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Morelia
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station after an offensive by Mexico's government against fuel theft at one of the country's main refineries has led to days of shortages at gas stations, in Morelia, Mexico January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29PXD
January 07, 2019
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station after an offensive by Mexico's government against fuel...
Morelia, Mexico
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Morelia
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station after an offensive by Mexico's government against fuel theft at one of the country's main refineries has led to days of shortages at gas stations, in Morelia, Mexico January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A17S
January 10, 2019
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril...
Mexico City, Mexico
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A085
January 10, 2019
People hold empty containers while standing in line at a gas station, in Morelia, Mexico January 9, 2019....
Morelia, Mexico
People hold empty containers while standing in line at a gas station, in Morelia
People hold empty containers while standing in line at a gas station, in Morelia, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A081
January 10, 2019
People stand next to empty containers near a gas station, in Morelia, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Alan...
Morelia, Mexico
People stand next to empty containers near a gas station, in Morelia
People stand next to empty containers near a gas station, in Morelia, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A080
January 10, 2019
Empty containers are lined up at a gas station, in Morelia, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega...
Morelia, Mexico
Empty containers are lined up at a gas station, in Morelia
Empty containers are lined up at a gas station, in Morelia, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29TLL
January 08, 2019
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019....
Salamanca, Mexico
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29TKW
January 08, 2019
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019....
Salamanca, Mexico
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29PXB
January 07, 2019
Cars are lined-up to enter a gas station to buy gasoline after an offensive by Mexico's government against...
Morelia, Mexico
Cars are lined-up to enter a gas station to buy gasoline in Morelia
Cars are lined-up to enter a gas station to buy gasoline after an offensive by Mexico's government against fuel theft at one of the country's main refineries has led to days of shortages at gas stations, in Morelia, Mexico January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29PX6
January 07, 2019
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station after an offensive by Mexico's government against fuel...
Morelia, Mexico
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Morelia
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station after an offensive by Mexico's government against fuel theft at one of the country's main refineries has led to days of shortages at gas stations, in Morelia, Mexico January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A196
January 10, 2019
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril...
Mexico City, Mexico
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A195
January 10, 2019
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril...
Mexico City, Mexico
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A191
January 10, 2019
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril...
Mexico City, Mexico
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A18T
January 10, 2019
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril...
Mexico City, Mexico
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A18R
January 10, 2019
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril...
Mexico City, Mexico
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A17T
January 10, 2019
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril...
Mexico City, Mexico
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A17Q
January 10, 2019
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril...
Mexico City, Mexico
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A17P
January 10, 2019
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril...
Mexico City, Mexico
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A17O
January 10, 2019
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril...
Mexico City, Mexico
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A16U
January 10, 2019
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril...
Mexico City, Mexico
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City
People stand in line at a gas station, in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A087
January 10, 2019
A man marks an empty container at a gas station, in Morelia, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega...
Morelia, Mexico
A man marks an empty container at a gas station, in Morelia
A man marks an empty container at a gas station, in Morelia, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A083
January 10, 2019
A man fills up the tank of a car, at a gas station in Morelia, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega...
Morelia, Mexico
A man fills up the tank of a car, at a gas station in Morelia
A man fills up the tank of a car, at a gas station in Morelia, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS2A07E
January 10, 2019
A man talks on a mobile phone while standing next to empty containers lined up at a gas station in Morelia,...
Morelia, Mexico
A man talks on a mobile phone while standing next to empty containers lined up at a gas station in Morelia...
A man talks on a mobile phone while standing next to empty containers lined up at a gas station in Morelia, Mexico January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29Z91
January 09, 2019
Cars are seen lined-up to buy fuel at a gas station in Mexico City, Mexico, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel...
Mexico City, Mexico
Cars are seen lined-up to buy fuel at a gas station in Mexico City
Cars are seen lined-up to buy fuel at a gas station in Mexico City, Mexico, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29Z90
January 09, 2019
Cars are seen lined-up to buy fuel at a gas station in Mexico City, Mexico, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel...
Mexico City, Mexico
Cars are seen lined-up to buy fuel at a gas station in Mexico City
Cars are seen lined-up to buy fuel at a gas station in Mexico City, Mexico, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29YHZ
January 09, 2019
Men wait outside their vehicles as they queue to buy gasoline at a gas station which closed after running...
Mexico City, Mexico
Men wait outside their vehicles as they queue to buy gasoline at a gas station which closed after running...
Men wait outside their vehicles as they queue to buy gasoline at a gas station which closed after running out of fuel in Mexico City, Mexico, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29YHX
January 09, 2019
Cars are seen lined-up outside a gas station closed after running out of fuel in Mexico City, Mexico,...
Mexico City, Mexico
Cars are seen lined-up outside a gas station closed after running out of fuel in Mexico City
Cars are seen lined-up outside a gas station closed after running out of fuel in Mexico City, Mexico, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29YHV
January 09, 2019
Men wait outside their vehicles as they queue to buy gasoline at a gas station which closed after running...
Mexico City, Mexico
Men wait outside their vehicles as they queue to buy gasoline at a gas station which closed after running...
Men wait outside their vehicles as they queue to buy gasoline at a gas station which closed after running out of fuel in Mexico City, Mexico, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29YHP
January 09, 2019
Cars are seen lined-up outside a gas station closed after running out of fuel in Mexico City, Mexico,...
Mexico City, Mexico
Cars are seen lined-up outside a gas station closed after running out of fuel in Mexico City
Cars are seen lined-up outside a gas station closed after running out of fuel in Mexico City, Mexico, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29XSZ
January 09, 2019
Employees sweep the floor of a gas station closed after running out of fuel in Mexico City, Mexico, January...
Mexico City, Mexico
Employees sweep the floor of a gas station closed after running out of fuel in Mexico City
Employees sweep the floor of a gas station closed after running out of fuel in Mexico City, Mexico, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29XSV
January 09, 2019
A gas station closed after running out of fuel is pictured in Mexico City, Mexico, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel...
Mexico City, Mexico
A gas station closed after running out of fuel is pictured in Mexico City
A gas station closed after running out of fuel is pictured in Mexico City, Mexico, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29VMN
January 09, 2019
Cars line up to fill their tanks at a gas station in Mexico City, Mexico January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Violeta...
Mexico City, Mexico
Cars line up to fill their tanks at a gas station in Mexico City
Cars line up to fill their tanks at a gas station in Mexico City, Mexico January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Violeta Schmidt TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29UJT
January 08, 2019
Signs read 'We don't have fuel, sorry for the inconvenience" at a gas station in Mexico City, Mexico...
Mexico City, Mexico
Signs read 'We don't have fuel, sorry for the inconvenience" at a gas station in Mexico City
Signs read 'We don't have fuel, sorry for the inconvenience" at a gas station in Mexico City, Mexico January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Violeta Schmidt
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29UGK
January 08, 2019
Soldiers patrol the perimeter of the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in Salamanca,...
Salamanca, Mexico
Soldiers patrol the perimeter of the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in Salamanca...
Soldiers patrol the perimeter of the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in Salamanca, in Guanajuato state, Mexico January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29UGG
January 08, 2019
A soldier checks the bag of an employee leaving the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery...
Salamanca, Mexico
A soldier checks the bag of an employee leaving the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery...
A soldier checks the bag of an employee leaving the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in Salamanca, in Guanajuato state, Mexico January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29UGE
January 08, 2019
A soldier checks a tanker truck arriving at the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in...
Salamanca, Mexico
A soldier checks a tanker truck arriving at the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in...
A soldier checks a tanker truck arriving at the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in Salamanca, in Guanajuato state, Mexico January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29UG7
January 08, 2019
An employee packs her belongings after being searched by a soldier while leaving the state oil firm Petroleos...
Salamanca, Mexico
An employee packs her belongings after being searched by a soldier while leaving the state oil firm Petroleos...
An employee packs her belongings after being searched by a soldier while leaving the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in Salamanca, in Guanajuato state, Mexico January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29UG6
January 08, 2019
A soldier checks the bag of an employee leaving the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery...
Salamanca, Mexico
A soldier checks the bag of an employee leaving the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery...
A soldier checks the bag of an employee leaving the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in Salamanca, in Guanajuato state, Mexico January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29UFZ
January 08, 2019
A soldier prepares to check a tanker truck arriving to the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex)...
Salamanca, Mexico
A soldier prepares to check a tanker truck arriving to the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex)...
A soldier prepares to check a tanker truck arriving to the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in Salamanca, in Guanajuato state, Mexico January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29UF0
January 08, 2019
A military truck transporting soldiers is seen outside one of the access of the state oil firm Petroleos...
Salamanca, Mexico
A military truck transporting soldiers is seen outside one of the access of the state oil firm Petroleos...
A military truck transporting soldiers is seen outside one of the access of the state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in Salamanca, in Guanajuato state, Mexico January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29TLM
January 08, 2019
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019....
Salamanca, Mexico
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29TL1
January 08, 2019
Plastic canisters are lined up next to a petrol pump as people queue to buy gasoline at a gas station...
Salamanca, Mexico
Plastic canisters are lined up next to a petrol pump as people queue to buy gasoline at a gas station...
Plastic canisters are lined up next to a petrol pump as people queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29TKX
January 08, 2019
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019....
Salamanca, Mexico
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29TKU
January 08, 2019
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019....
Salamanca, Mexico
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29TKQ
January 08, 2019
People carrying plastic canisters arrive at a gas station to buy gasoline in Salamanca, Guanajuato state,...
Salamanca, Mexico
People carrying plastic canisters arrive at a gas station to buy gasoline in Salamanca
People carrying plastic canisters arrive at a gas station to buy gasoline in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29TKN
January 08, 2019
Plastic canisters are lined up next to a petrol pump as people queue to buy gasoline at a gas station...
Salamanca, Mexico
Plastic canisters are lined up next to a petrol pump as people queue to buy gasoline at a gas station...
Plastic canisters are lined up next to a petrol pump as people queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29TKJ
January 08, 2019
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019....
Salamanca, Mexico
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Salamanca, Guanajuato state, Mexico, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29R3T
January 08, 2019
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station after an offensive by Mexico's government against fuel...
Morelia, Mexico
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Morelia
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station after an offensive by Mexico's government against fuel theft at one of the country's main refineries has led to days of shortages at gas stations, in Morelia, Mexico January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29R3J
January 08, 2019
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station after an offensive by Mexico's government against fuel...
Morelia, Mexico
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station in Morelia
People queue to buy gasoline at a gas station after an offensive by Mexico's government against fuel theft at one of the country's main refineries has led to days of shortages at gas stations, in Morelia, Mexico January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29PX4
January 07, 2019
People wait outside their cars while queuing to buy gasoline at a gas station after an offensive by Mexico's...
Morelia, Mexico
People wait outside their cars while queuing to buy gasoline at a gas station in Morelia
People wait outside their cars while queuing to buy gasoline at a gas station after an offensive by Mexico's government against fuel theft at one of the country's main refineries has led to days of shortages at gas stations, in Morelia, Mexico January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29K08
January 06, 2019
A fuel dispenser is pictured with a banner reading 'Out of service' at a gas station of state oil firm...
Guadalajara, Mexico
A fuel dispenser is pictured with a banner reading 'Out of service' at a gas station of state oil firm...
A fuel dispenser is pictured with a banner reading 'Out of service' at a gas station of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), which is closed due shortage of fuel, in Guadalajara, Mexico January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Fernando Carranza
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29K07
January 06, 2019
A gas station of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), which is closed due shortage of fuel, is...
Guadalajara, Mexico
A gas station of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), which is closed due shortage of fuel, is...
A gas station of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), which is closed due shortage of fuel, is pictured in Guadalajara, Mexico January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Fernando Carranza
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29K06
January 06, 2019
Motorists queue for gas at a Repsol gas station in Guadalajara, Mexico January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Fernando...
Guadalajara, Mexico
Motorists queue for gas at a Repsol gas station in Guadalajara
Motorists queue for gas at a Repsol gas station in Guadalajara, Mexico January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Fernando Carranza
MEXICO-OIL/THEFT
RTS29K05
January 06, 2019
A man walks by a Repsol gas station closed due shortage of fuel in Guadalajara, Mexico January 6, 2019....
Guadalajara, Mexico
A man walks by a Repsol gas station closed due shortage of fuel in Guadalajara
A man walks by a Repsol gas station closed due shortage of fuel in Guadalajara, Mexico January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Fernando Carranza
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