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Pemex Plagued by NGL Smuggling Rings
10:16 AM MDT | June 22, 2012 | —Lindsey Bewley
Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil company, has struggled to combat stolen natural gas liquids (NGL) condensate at its production sites across the country. Criminal gangs have been siphoning gasoline, diesel and NGL condensate off of Pemex’s pipelines, netting millions, the company says. Theft has escalated recently, with corrupt Pemex staff working with gangs to steal NGL condensate and even crude oil, Pemex says. The company recently filed a lawsuit against a dozen energy companies—including units of Royal Dutch Shell and...
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