[size=36]The gasoline crisis in Mexico is worsening[/size]
Long queues of cars in Mexico City lined up for more than 24 hours waiting to refuel, amid a fuel crisis gripping many areas of the country, according to the portal Universal.
Some drivers said they could not leave the petrol station in Benito Juarez because they lacked petrol and their tanks were empty. Drivers sleep directly in cars. A group of five cars tried to block traffic on the highway, but other drivers prevented them from cutting the road.
"We've been waiting 24 hours, and I'll ask an answer (whether gasoline will be brought)," said one of the drivers at Universal. "But the fuel price has already risen by one peso (about 6 cents) .
At the same time, the National Chamber of Commercial Vehicles of Mexico stated that it had agreed with Pemex Oil Derivatives to distribute fuel by tankers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, under the protection of the Federal Police. The measures will be implemented within the next two days, and the federal authorities in Mexico will provide 8.3 thousand policemen and 1.4 thousand patrol cars to protect the distribution of fuel on the stations.
On Friday afternoon, a group of demonstrators blocked traffic on the Ignacio Zaragoza highway near the capital airport. Another road cut was already outside the capital, on the inner ring road in Mexico State.
Mexico has been in a state of tension in recent days due to lack of petrol at the gas stations. The problem is also in the capital, Mexico, where long queues of cars are lined up to fill the tanks, many of which reach fuel stations late at night.
Earlier, the authorities stopped pumping fuel through several pipelines, to combat the illegal links through which gasoline is stolen, and turned mainly to fuel delivery by tankers. In addition, forces were deployed in all refineries and strategic facilities of the fuel transport system