Gas subsidies reinstated in northern Mexico days after being ended

Published: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 4:42pm

Just days after being ended, gas subsidies in northern Mexico were reinstated.

On Monday, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that a Friday decision ending the subsidies had been in error and had to be corrected. They were then reinstated for nearly the entire border region — with the exception of Tijuana and Playas de Rosarito in Baja California. The subsidies vary, but go as high as nearly a dollar per gallon. 

Lopez Obrador said that — in addition to border residents — the subsidies benefit U.S. nationals who have been crossing the border south for gas and described the continued policy as an act of cross-border solidarity.

Fronteras Sonora Transportation