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Mexico to take legal actions against domestic gas distributors

Mexico, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government is considering taking legal actions against domestic gas distributors who are threatening to stage a nationwide strike to protest against the lower tariffs for services, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday.

In his morning press conference at the National Palace, the president referred to the actions initiated on Tuesday by gas business people in Mexico City, the state of Mexico and Hidalgo, which are being maintained on Wednesday, under the threat of extending them to the entire country and suspending the supply of the vital product.

The distributors, who systematically increase prices to reach an abusive maximum of almost 30 dollars per a 20-liter cylinder, reject the government’s decision to create a state distribution company, which will begin to operate in the next few days, with reasonable prices within a national plan called free gas.

Lopez Obrador announced that in view of the protests by gas distributors and commission agents, the government is taking the appropriate measures in three directions to guarantee the supply of gas to the population of Mexico City, the Valley and Pachuca, because it is not national.

He said that it is in the capital, where the action began on Tuesday, and in Pachuca and Hidalgo they are talking about nationwide strike.

In the first place, he said, we are already looking at how to guarantee supplies in an emergency situation, he announced.


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