All About Oil Theft

CONTRABAND / 2 MAY 2013

The Venezuelan government has declared it will launch a renewed assault on gasoline trafficking in the Colombian border region, but the measures announced so far will do little to deter…

COLOMBIA / 17 APR 2013

A military raid in south Colombia has revealed the extent of the FARC's oil theft operations in the region, which provide the guerrillas with a key precursor required for cocaine…

CONTRABAND / 18 FEB 2013

A ship carrying some 110,000 gallons of contraband fuel, allegedly originating in Venezuela, was intercepted by Honduran naval forces, raising the question of whether a smuggling operation is indeed…

MEXICO / 16 NOV 2012

The latest death of a reporter in Mexico, who was gunned down in broad daylight in the state of Puebla this week, highlights the incredible risks faced by journalists…

MEXICO / 31 AUG 2012

Criminal syndicates in Mexico stole more than 1.8 million barrels of oil from national oil company Pemex in the first six months of 2012, an increase of 18 percent compared…

CONTRABAND / 19 JUL 2012

A new government strategy to counter gas smuggling in the Venezuelan border state of Zulia has created a fierce backlash among locals and furthermore looks unlikely to be able to…

MEXICO / 19 JUL 2012

According to Mexico's national association of gas businesses, criminal groups reportedly force gasoline vendors to buy stolen fuel, calling attention to the increased availability of stolen gas in Mexico service…

HONDURAS / 19 JUL 2012

Mexico's navy reportedly said it had seized some 80,000 gallons of diesel fuel, bound for Honduras, belonging to the Zetas, a sign that the group are expanding both their sources…

MEXICO / 30 MAY 2012

Mexico's military discovered over 1.5 million liters of stolen oil in Veracruz state, a region dominated by the Zetas, pointing to the growing importance of oil theft to the country's…

COLOMBIA / 30 MAR 2012

According to a top Colombia energy official, as much as 10 million gallons of illegal gasoline is smuggled every month into the country's northeastern Cesar department from Venezuela by "terrorists…

MEXICO / 20 MAR 2012

Theft from Mexico's state oil company Pemex appears to have shifted from a small-scale criminal nuisance into big business, with actors such as the Zetas and Sinaloa Cartel…

MEXICO / 24 AUG 2011

Mexico's state oil company Pemex counted 32 illegal taps on their liquefied gas pipelines so far this year, equivalent to 64,000 barrels.

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