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Mexico City temporarily restricts all cars after smog alert

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Metropolitan authorities on Wednesday temporarily ordered all cars to remain idle one day a week in response to this notoriously smoggy capital’s worst air-quality crisis in over a decade. Until now vehicles have been exempt from Mexico City’s “no circulation” rules if owners obtain a holographic sticker from a smog-check center certifying them as lower-emission. But ...

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Mexico’s Pemex to open 5 gas stations in US

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos says it will open five gas stations in Houston, Texas, as part of an experiment in expanding its presence in the United States. Petroleos Mexicanos is better known as Pemex — a brand that is seen on all gas stations in Mexico. The company said Thursday it is starting in Houston ...

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Fuel thieves tap into pipelines in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — Thieves drilled taps into fuel pipelines not far from downtown Mexico City in one of the most daring and dangerous of thousands of illegal taps investigators find each year. Most pipeline thefts have occurred in rural areas, but the Mexico City prosecutor’s office said late Wednesday that two sets of illegal taps had been found at warehouses ...

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Mexico’s Pemex proposes to import US crude

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s state oil company wants to import about 100,000 barrels of light U.S. crude a day to mix with this country’s heavier oil as a way to improve refinery processes. State-owned Pemex said Thursday that the deal was proposed last year and would simply trade heavier Mexican crude for light U.S. oil. While the deal has not ...

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Job hunting trip goes beyond Mexico

Dennis Darrow | The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jack Rink admits he didn’t exactly stick to the script on Colorado’s recent trade mission to Mexico City. With dozens of U.S. businesses represented on the trip, he couldn’t resist urging them to also give Pueblo a look. “It was great to be able to talk with some Mexican companies or, in some ...

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Mexico oil contracts set to be delayed: official

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The first big set of contracts for oil and gas development in Mexico are likely to be delayed a few months, an energy ministry official said on Tuesday, after disagreements in Congress over detailed legislation to underpin them. Congress is currently discussing so-called secondary laws, including some new rules and amendments to existing ones, needed to ...

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Strong earthquake shakes Mexico’s Pacific coast

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the southern Pacific coast of Mexico and several states, including the capital on Thursday, sending frightened people into unseasonal torrential rains that were also bearing down on the coast. The 6.4-magnitude quake in southern Guerrero state had an epicenter about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north of Tecpan de Galeana, according to the ...

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Mexico lays out energy reform rules

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is proposing bidding-based rules for the opening of its state-owned oil and energy industry, saying contracts and production licenses will be put out for public bid and will go to the company that offers the best return. Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said Wednesday that private companies will not be allowed to immediately ...

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Mexico detains oil executive for possible fraud

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have detained the owner of a Mexican oil services company who allegedly defrauded Citigroup of up to $400 million and may have used his professional soccer team to launder money, a top official said Monday. Amado Yanez is being held under a form of house arrest that allows authorities to hold him for up ...

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