Pipeline explosion kills over 20 gathered around ruptured line collecting free fuel

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A pipeline explosion north of Mexico City has killed at least 21 and injured more than 70 people who had been gathered around the ruptured Pemex line collecting free fuel.

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‘Don’t panic,’ Mexico president says as fuel shortages spiral

Tanker trucks from Mexican state oil firm PEMEX queue outside a refinery to load up on fuel amid widespread fuel shortages. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has urged people not to panic as the shortages spread across the country, caused by a crackdown on fuel theft that risks backfiring badly.

Massive fire engulfs oil tanker in Gulf of Mexico

A massive fire that erupted on an oil tanker in the Gulf of Mexico forced 31 crew members to evacuate the state owned Pemex vessel, with emergency services continuing with efforts to extinguish the blaze. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/7q7c

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Mexican Oil and Drug Cartels: Cocaine & Crude (Full Length)

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VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Mexico to see the effects of cartel oil theft firsthand.

Mexico’s notoriously violent drug cartels are diversifying. Besides trafficking narcotics, extorting businesses, and brutally murdering their rivals, cartels are now at work exploiting their country’s precious number one export: oil.

Every day as many as 10,000 barrels of crude oil are stolen from Mexico’s state-run oil company, Pemex, through precarious illegal taps, which are prone to deadly accidents. Pemex estimates that it loses $5 billion annually in stolen oil, some of which ends up being sold over the border in US gas stations. As police fight the thieves, and the cartels fight each other, the number of victims caught in the battle for the pipelines continues to climb.

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Cartel Oil Theft Leads to Deadly Explosion: Cocaine & Crude (Part 3)

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Suroosh Alvi visits Texmelucan, a city devastated by an illegal oil tap explosion in 2010.

Mexico’s notoriously violent drug cartels are diversifying. Besides trafficking narcotics, extorting businesses, and brutally murdering their rivals, cartels are now at work exploiting their country’s precious number one export: oil.

Every day as many as 10,000 barrels of crude oil are stolen from Mexico’s state-run oil company, Pemex, through precarious illegal taps, which are prone to deadly accidents. Pemex estimates that it loses $5 billion annually in stolen oil, some of which ends up being sold over the border in US gas stations. As police fight the thieves, and the cartels fight each other, the number of victims caught in the battle for the pipelines continues to climb.

VICE News sent Suroosh Alvi to Mexico to see the effects of cartel oil theft firsthand.

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Inside the Zetas Cartel: Cocaine & Crude (Part 2)

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In Part 2 we tour Pemex’s fragile operations in the Burgos Basin, and sit down with a member of the infamous Los Zetas cartel.

Mexico’s notoriously violent drug cartels are diversifying. Besides trafficking narcotics, extorting businesses, and brutally murdering their rivals, cartels are now at work exploiting their country’s precious number one export: oil.

Every day as many as 10,000 barrels of crude oil are stolen from Mexico’s state-run oil company, Pemex, through precarious illegal taps, which are prone to deadly accidents. Pemex estimates that it loses $5 billion annually in stolen oil, some of which ends up being sold over the border in US gas stations. As police fight the thieves, and the cartels fight each other, the number of victims caught in the battle for the pipelines continues to climb.

VICE News sent Suroosh Alvi to Mexico to see the effects of cartel oil theft firsthand.

Part 1: http://bit.ly/1nRvExR

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Watch “Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail: http://bit.ly/1k5C8YM

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Protecting Oil from Mexico’s Drug Cartels: Cocaine & Crude (Part 1)

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VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Mexico to see the effects of cartel oil theft firsthand.

In Part 1 we embeds with Mexican soldiers on patrol as they survey the oil pipeline and protect employees in violent Reynosa.

Mexico’s notoriously violent drug cartels are diversifying. Besides trafficking narcotics, extorting businesses, and brutally murdering their rivals, cartels are now at work exploiting their country’s precious number one export: oil.

Every day as many as 10,000 barrels of crude oil are stolen from Mexico’s state-run oil company, Pemex, through precarious illegal taps, which are prone to deadly accidents. Pemex estimates that it loses $5 billion annually in stolen oil, some of which ends up being sold over the border in US gas stations. As police fight the thieves, and the cartels fight each other, the number of victims caught in the battle for the pipelines continues to climb.

Follow Suroosh Alvi on Twitter: @SurooshAlvi

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