Fuel Protest Updates
Monday, 1/9/2017, noon
Just returned from a run into town. Forget trying to get fuel at the Saltito Pemex station. All pumps there are closed. The Ejido Pemex was running all pumps. However, the line was six or seven deep on all pumps. It is hard to tell how long that will last. The Pemex just beyond Los Arcos and across from OXXO was totally closed. Kip and Nell were going downtown and said they would report on that situation. Kip said she had heard airport road Pemex was closed.
The water station around the corner from OXXO (just past Los Arcos) is open. The Zgas propane main station is also open. I ran into Cesar (delivery for Zgas) and he said they will continue to run until they run out of diesel for the trucks and propane to fill the trucks. He also said they would remain open to fill small, individual tanks until their station ran out of propane.
Sunrunner Mail said they would also be effected. Their courier lives in Mexicali. Consequently, all depends on whether they are able to get fuel in Mexicali.
Businesses and restaurant owners I spoke with this morning say they will stay open until they run out of supplies or until employees and customers stop coming.
We can probably expect trash collection services to be suspended if this goes on very long.
As I write this, I hope everyone has made provisions for gas, water, propane and basic essentials. This protest over the gas price hike could last a day, a week, or a month. Nevertheless, it never hurts to be prepared for the worst. And, to check in with one another to be sure we are all holding up okay.
If anyone has any new information, you are encouraged to share it here or on our FB page.