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The conundrum of gasoline prices in Mexico: high but not high enough

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17 November 2016

The conundrum of gasoline prices in Mexico: high but not high enough

Report summary

The gasoline market in Mexico needs higher prices to make imports from the US profitable along the supply chain. But if prices increase too much, the gasoline market could face three risks: a regional distortion of the market, increasing incentives for theft and return to a capped-priced policy. This insight provides an overview of how the gasoline market in Mexico operates subsequent to the energy reform which opened gasoline imports, storage, distribution, and retail sales to private investment.

Table of contents

  • Domestic production unable to supply market growth even with upgrades
  • Transport capacity is insufficient and still controlled by PEMEX
  • Consolidation of retail providers could improve procurement conditions
  • Market pricing for gasoline, a year earlier than expected
  • Risks for new market entrants

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  • Forecast of gasoline imports 2015-2025
  • The conundrum of gasoline prices in Mexico: high but not high enough: Image 2
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