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Maximum LP Gas Prices Will Be Maintained/New Security Plans

By Paloma Duran | Mon, 12/06/2021 - 11:03

Maximum LP gas prices will remain in 2022. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that the policy of maximum LP gas prices will remain in 2022, at least as Gas Bienestar continues to be developed and implemented throughout the country. “It is very possible that the policy will continue because it has worked. It is providing positive results and we believe that with it we will be able to consolidate the Gas Bienestar program faster. These actions are for the benefit of all Mexicans. We need fair policies.”

In August, President López Obrador announced the creation of a new state-owned enterprise called Gas Bienestar, which aims to sell LP containers between 20kg and 30kg at what López Obrador describes as a “justifiable” rate. In September, Gas Bienestar launched its operations in Iztapalapa, Mexico City, where used LP gas cylinders were collected and exchanged for new 20kg and 30 kg cylinders in a recycling effort aimed at also eliminating risks.

Government recognizes gasoline companies for selling at fair prices. López Obrador applauded gasoline companies that sell fuel at a fair price and called on other companies to do the same. “We applaud those who have behaved righteously by offering liters for liters. I thank you for this responsible attitude. The greatest wealth of the people of Mexico is honesty."

PROFECO announced that the recognized companies have been verified by the Financial Intelligence Unit to ensure that they have sold fuel at fair prices. The recognized gas companies are: Diegas, Gas Express Nieto de México and Kino Gas de Tijuana. Meanwhile, the recognized gasoline operators were Estaciones de Servicio Aito, , ORSAN, Gasolinera Terán, Servicios Apache, Servicio de Gasollería Gasgal, Combustibles Rodríguez Guerra de Matamoros, Estación de Servicio para Autos Circuito and Isla Regia. On average, gasoline magna costs MX$20.26 (US$430.46) per liter, premium costs MX$22.23 (US$472.32) and diesel MX$21.69 (US$480.85).

New plan to address homicides in Tijuana. López Obrador announced that the government will implement a new security plan to address homicide cases in Tijuana and other regions of Baja California. “We want to reinforce the security of Baja California as we did in Zacatecas, Guanajuato, Jalisco and Quintana Roo. We want to improve security, especially in Tijuana, where we have a higher incidence of homicides.” In addition, López Obrador announced that he will visit other violent regions to propose security plans.

The government of Baja California reported that to date in 2021, there have been 1,802 intentional homicides, of which 144 were perpetrated in November. So far this year, Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Leon, Cajeme and Fresnillo have been categorized as the most violent municipalities in the country.

AMLO: Electoral issues cannot be discussed during the morning conferences. López Obrador asked journalists and officials to avoid electoral issues during his morning conferences, especially regarding Hidalgo, Quintana Roo, Oaxaca, Tamaulipas, Aguascalientes and Durango that are in electoral processes. “If there is an electoral complaint, it must be presented to the Prosecutor's Office. We cannot discuss electoral issues because it affects us. We must be careful so that competitors do not use this space to speak ill of their rivals or other candidates."

Previously, INE asked López Obrador to refrain from speaking about electoral processes during his morning conferences to avoid "bad propaganda" from political parties. The precautionary measure was issued after the PRD accused López Obrador of criticizing the Va Por México coalition.

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The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Gobierno de México, Milenio
Photo by:   Gobierno de México
Paloma Duran Paloma Duran Journalist and Industry Analyst