MEXICAN DEALERS REPORT RISE IN LPG THEFT THIS YEAR
Last Updated: 2018-09-12
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MEXICO CITY, Sept 12 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA) -- Companies distributing liquefied petroleum gas (LP) in Mexico have reported an increase in thefts of this fuel used for domestic cooking purposes amounting to a billion pesos (about 53 million US dollars) so far this year.

In in the so-called Red Triangle, a region bordered by the the states of Puebla, Tlaxcala and Veracruz, this illicit practice had increased by 56 per cent, according to Luis Landeros, president of the Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Distributors.

He said that 70 per cent of the losses were incurred by State-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and the rest by the distribution companies.

The thefts are estimated at about 58,000 tonnes per month. The fuel used in most homes in Mexico.
-- NNN-PRENSA LATINA