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Texans Head Across Border To Mexico To Save on Gas

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posted on Jun, 10 2008 @ 08:46 PM
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Texans Head Across Border To Mexico To Save on Gas


www.dallasnews.com

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico – With gasoline prices hovering near $4 per gallon, Texans along the U.S.-Mexico border have discovered a cheaper alternative: Mexico.

Mexican service stations all along the border report brisk sales in recent weeks as fuel prices in Texas continue to climb. Even Ciudad Juárez has seen a notable increase in customers from the United States, despite escalating drug violence that includes gunbattles in the streets and several decapitations.

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posted on Jun, 10 2008 @ 08:46 PM
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This is nuts. People are risking DYING, by driving into extremely hostile territory in Mexico, just to try and get gas they can afford. With the way the dollar is plummeting, this may become a moot point in the future though. But what a singn of the times we're living in...

Sigh.


In Mexico, gasoline is about a dollar cheaper a gallon because the government subsidizes it.

Mexico's state-owned petroleum company, known as Pemex, is the sole supplier of gasoline for the country's gas stations and buys nearly half of it from the U.S. because of a lack of Mexican refineries.

The savings quickly add up, said Roberto Granados, a dentist driving a silver Saab. "When I fill it up in Juárez, it's about $32 for the full tank. In El Paso, it's about $52," he said.

Gasoline station attendant Alejandro Jurado estimated that "more or less 50 percent of our customers are from El Paso," as he counted a huge wad of cash that included both pesos and dollars.



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[edit on 10-6-2008 by DimensionalDetective]



posted on Jun, 10 2008 @ 08:51 PM
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A quick drive-by into Juarez isnt going to get you killed, but how dare those Texans, Buch's staunchest supporters be such traitors!!!!!

Bush must be besides himself!! This is going to stop real quick



posted on Jun, 10 2008 @ 08:55 PM
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It's been going on for a long time.

When we were kids we used to take our cars into Tijuana for tuck and roll upholstery.

We always made a point to fill up at Pemex for the return trip home.

Seventeen cents a gallon vs the high prices in the US which were twenty seven cents a gallon at the time.

Back in the good ol daze....



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