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President calls on Mexicans to help in battling fuel thefts

Jan 09, 2019 - Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's new president issued an emotional appeal to his countrymen to help battle against fuel thefts on Wednesday, as long lines spread to gas stations in Mexico City.

The multi-state fuel scarcity arose after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador decided to close government pipelines riddled with illegal fuel taps drilled by thieves, and instead deliver gas and diesel by tanker trucks.

There aren't enough tanker trucks, and lines have stretched for hours at gas ...