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11/08/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/08/2018 19:48

Pemex and the Government of Puebla Agree to Promote Civil Defense Actions to Reduce Risks Caused by Fuel Theft

​Pemex and the Government of the state of Puebla have agreed to promote civil defense actions to mitigate the risks that arise from fuel theft in this state.

Pemex CEO, Carlos Treviño, and the Governor of the state of Puebla Tony Gali, agreed to refine the plans set in place to prevent any incidents that may be caused by LP gas leaks or fuel leaks from criminal activity attacking Pemex infrastructure.

The Governor-elect of the state of Puebla, Marta Erika Alonso, the Secretary of Internal Affairs for the state of Puebla Diódoro Carrasco, and the General Director of Civil Defense for the Secretariat of Internal Affairs Luis Felipe Puente attended the meeting, which was held at Pemex Executive Tower in Mexico City.

Carlos Treviño stated that the state-owned productive company will reinforce all of its prevention measures to continue collaborating with the three branches of government in its fight against this crime, and will do everything in its power to promote effective and timely civil defense strategies.

Those present agreed on the importance of creating a joint civil defense plan, with the sole purpose of safeguarding the integrity of the civilian population that might be affected by an accident caused by fuel and hydrocarbon theft, especially in the state of Puebla.

On September 12, an illegal tap placed on one of the pipes going through the neighborhood of Villa Frontera, a densely populated area north of the capital of Puebla, caused an LP gas leak that could have turned into a tragedy due to the sheer amount of LP gas released deliberately into the atmosphere.

Pemex CEO, Governor Gali, and Governor-elect Alonso - who will take office on December 14 - all underscored the importance of scheduled meetings to keep all civil defense measures updated because the most important thing is to safeguard the lives of Puebla's inhabitants.

The company, which is the patrimony of all Mexicans, once again appeals to the general public to report all criminal activities that damage its infrastructure, as this threatens the safety and integrity of any nearby communities. To file a report, call the toll-free number 01-800 228 96 60 or email [email protected] where you can anonymously report any activities related to fuel theft, illegal fuel storage and sale of stolen fuel.