Cancun, Q.R. — Ricardo Sheffield Padilla, head of Profeco (Procurador Federal del Consumidor) says one of the most expensive gas stations in Mexico is located in Cancun.
The head of the Office of the Federal Prosecutor for the Consumer made his announcement during the Monday morning presidential press conference. While he said that the price of gasoline varies across the country, he pointed out the profits being had by some of the most expensive stations in Mexico, mentioning Quintana Roo.
“The price in each of the regions is different from the average of the product, and from there, we go gas station by gas station and know precisely the prices of the 12,500 gas stations that operate in the country,” he said.
Sheffield said that a Pemex gas station in Cancun was found charging 23.20 peso per liter for regular gas, a large profit margin from the average of 22.42 peso per liter. Along with Cancun, other gas stations noted for their high prices included Nuevo León, Veracruz, Michoacán, Nayarit, Guerrero, Mexico City and Durango.
Last week in a joint operation with the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and the Security, Energy and Environment Agency (ASEA), the agency temporarily closed two gas stations. One in Mexico City and the other in Naucalpan, State of Mexico, for various irregularities after one was found charging 29.19 peso for a liter of gas.
On Monday, Sheffield Padilla highlighted that Mexico, with an average of $22.42 pesos per liter, currently has the cheapest price of regular gasoline in relation to countries such as the United States, China and Europe.
With his Who’s Who in Fuel Prices, the official stressed that with prices converted to Mexican peso, in Germany, a liter of gasoline costs 45.60 pesos, in France 43.82, Spain 39.74, the United States 32.62 and in China, 28.61 peso.