Mexico begins rationing gasoline to station owners
By Omar Millán González
July 8, 2008
TIJUANA – Mexico’s national oil monopoly began to ration the supply of gasoline in the Baja California region yesterday, much as it has limited diesel deliveries for several weeks.
Joaquín Aviña, president of the Association of Gas Station Owners of Tijuana, which represents 157 stations, said Pemex told the stations it would supply them according to their sales from January to March, without taking into account current demand.
He said that sales during that period, normally a slow time, were far below what they are now.
“This short-sighted approach could generate chaos similar to what we’re currently experiencing with diesel,” Aviña said.