US gas tankers forced by cartel gunmen to dump loads in Mexican border town

Gas theft increasing as Mexico has banned US fuel imports

McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — Since late October, Mexico has not allowed most U.S. gasoline to be imported south of the border.

This is happening as drug cartels in Mexico are increasingly stealing fuel and gasoline there, and it comes after cartel gunmen forced gas tanker trucks to dump their loads in the border town of Matamoros, south of Brownsville, Texas.Death, Denial, and a Region Under Siege, Parts 1-3

Two South Texas congressmen say the temporary export ban is hurting U.S. trade and violates the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on exports and imports, which was signed in 2020.

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, a Democrat who represents Brownsville, recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai expressing “grave concern” about the situation in Mexico regarding rising fuel thefts, and a current embargo on…. Read full article here