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Mexico to ship gas on trains, thieves siphon whole pipelines


January 17, 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fuel thieves in Mexico have grown so bold they are drilling illegal taps under warehouses in big cities and siphoning off the entire contents of pipelines, Mexico's president said Wednesday.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that at one pipeline carrying gasoline, thieves didn't just skim off part of the flow — they drilled so many taps they siphoned away all the fuel in the duct.

"There was no pressure. They siphoned off all the fuel, because the pipeline is a sieve. They have installed devices along the length of the duct to steal the fuel," Lopez Obrador s...

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