Part of the "Tracking Cartels Infographic Series," this brief details cartel involvement in the illicit fuel trade in Mexico.
Fuel theft has become a primary concern for Mexico’s economic and political stability as the number of illicit taps and diverse ways to pilfer fuel continues to rise.
CJNG and CSRL battle for control of the illicit petroleum economy in the second Triángulo Rojo of huachicol (Salamanca, Iraputo, and Celaya).
Financial losses from fuel theft amount to around $1.1 billion annually.
Henkin, Samuel. 2020. "Huachicoleros: Violence in Guanajuato Over Control of Illicit Petroleum." College Park, MD: START (June) https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/JointCOEProject_TrackingCartels04_GuanajuatoIllicitPetroleum_June2020.pdf