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Mexico gets first non-Pemex Gas Station in Almost 8 Decades

Opening the retail sector to competition was part of energy reforms passed in 2014
By The News · 08 of June 2016 14:48:44
Gasolinera Hidrosina, CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 07JUNIO2016.- La imagen de la gasolinera, ubicada en el cruce de avenida Insurgentes y Paseo de la Reforma ha cambiado de imagen adoptando el nuevo nombre de “Hidrosina”, primer proyecto a nivel nacional que ya no queda sujeto al uso del nombre de la paraestatal Petróleos Mexicanos al igual que ofrecer diferentes servicios a los consumidores.FOTO: GALO CAÑAS /CUARTOSCURO.COM, photo: Cuartoscuro/Galo Canas

MEXICO CITY — For the first time in nearly eight decades, the ubiquitous Pemex gas stations have competition along Mexico’s highways and city streets.

CA gas station at the intersection of Avenida Insurgentes and Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City has changed it’s image, adopting the new “Hidrosina” name, a first among a nationwide project to allow competition in the distribution of Pemex gasoline. Photo: Cuartoscuro

CA gas station at the intersection of Avenida Insurgentes and Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City has changed it’s image, adopting the new “Hidrosina” name, a first among a nationwide project to allow competition in the distribution of Pemex gasoline. Photo: Cuartoscuro

Two companies have opened three gas stations under their own brands, breaking one of the state-owned petroleum company’s last monopolies. Opening the retail sector to competition was part of energy reforms passed in 2014.

Mexico’s Hid Rosina opened a re-branded Pemex gas station as its own this week in Mexico City and Mexican company La Gas opened two stations in Campeche and Merida. Both will be selling Pemex gasoline.

U.S.-based Gulf Oil announced it would open its first four gas stations in Mexico between June and July.