From the FBI Infragard daily alert for 12/23:
2. December 21, Fox News Latino – (International) Pipeline blast won’t affect flow of gasoline, diesel, Pemex says. The pipeline explosion December 19 in central Mexico that killed at least 28 people will not affect gasoline and diesel supplies in the country, Pemex said December 21. The national refining system has sufficient crude on hand to continue producing fuel at normal levels, Pemex said. The explosion was likely caused by fuel theft on a 30-inch segment of the Nuevo Teapa-Venta del Carpio pipeline, investigators said. They found about 100 illegal taps on the pipeline involved in the explosion, the Pemex chief said December 20. The theft of fuel from Pemex pipelines, known in Mexico as “milking,” is common, with individuals and organized crime groups involved in the illegal activity.