The staterun oil company PEMEX has filed a fresh lawsuit against a dozen US energy companies, alleging that they acquired and resold fuel that Mexican criminal organizations stole in Mexico. PEMEX has tightened security to prevent fuel theft, but the companys efforts have fallen short because of widespread corruption and the remoteness of many of its facilities. PEMEX, the only company allowed to market petroleum products in Mexico, has suffered significant losses because of thefts of refined products, from gasoline to natural gas condensates. The company recently estimated the value of stolen products on the black market at about 3.5 billion pesos annually (US$265 million).'
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SourceMex - Latin America Data Base
Navarro, Carlos. "PEMEX files new lawsuit against US companies for acquiring stolen fuel." (2012). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/74