U.S. Firms Accused Of Buying Natural Gas From Known Mexican Smugglers

For five years Pemex Exploracion y Produccion has accused US companies of enabling a black market in natural gas liquids to exist by knowingly buying stolen gas from Mexican bandits. The organised group steal gas from the Burgos field in the Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon states of northern Mexico, and transport the fuel across the border in hijacked tankers. So far they have continued to elude army troops and helicopters deployed to defend the field. Attorney James Teater said of the criminals that “as long as they see a market for stolen Pemex…

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