Illegal fuel taps generate profits in the billions. Pemex's legal director reported the value of fuel stolen from pipelines exceeds MXN21bn annually. Complaints filed rose from 3,267 in 2012 to 6,898 in 2015, and application of new laws has led to more than 600 sentences and the detention of 1,400 people (Spanish).
Fishermen’s cooperatives reject wind farm in Oaxaca. More than 220 members of three fishing cooperatives protested against the Eólica Zapoteca project, run by a leader of the PRI party in the region. The fishermen oppose the farm because the red lights of the wind turbines affect fishing (Spanish).
Follow up: Pemex will end controversial airplane rental. The Pemex CEO testified in Congress that the contract for overpriced leasing of airplanes is being canceled. The airplanes were allegedly used for personal purposes by the former CEO in violation of an agreement with the National Defense Ministry regulating their use (Spanish).
Pemex keeps burning gas. The state-owned company closed 2015 with daily natural gas waste of 427Mcf, equivalent to 7.8% of last year's total gas production (Spanish). Flaring or venting of gas doubled in 2015 compared to 242Mcf/D in 2014.
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