Monday, January 21, 2019


by Bob Walsh

It seems that a couple of days ago near Tlaheulilpan in the shtihole of Mexico there is a fairly good size gasoline pipeline. It also seems that due to the general shitholeishness in Mexico a lot of people can't afford things like gasoline. So some enterprising person decided it would be a good idea to punch a hole in the pipeline and steal gasoline.

At least 66 people were killed in the explosion that followed. It is believed that they were all in the immediate vicinity to steal gasoline flowing from the pipeline and that somehow a spark was generated. Another 85 people are unaccounted for.

There were over 13,000 illegal taps into gasoline pipelines in Mexico last year. Stealing fuel in this manner is a $3 billion a year industry.

Would you bet your life on nobody in a group of a couple of hundred people that you don't know NOT doing something stupid around an open lake of gasoline? I sure as shit wouldn't.

Galveston hospital to treat victims of illegal pipeline explosion in Mexico

By Nick Powell

Houston Chronicle
January 19, 2019

A Galveston hospital will be treating patients who were burned in a deadly pipeline explosion Friday in a small town in Mexico.

A spokesman for Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston confirmed that the hospital would be receiving patients injured in the massive fireball that has so far killed at least 73 people and injured 74 others.

"We are in communication with the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston and with the Michou y Mau Foundation in Mexico regarding the victims of this explosion," said Mel Bower, a spokesman for Shriners Hospital for Children. "Hospitals in Mexico are triaging and treating the children and adults burned in this accident. Shriners Hospitals for Children will be receiving patients who need our care."

The Associated Press reported that the explosion was caused by a leak in an illegal pipeline tap in the small town of Tlahuelilpan, about 62 miles north of Mexico City.

Fuel theft gangs have reportedly drilled illegal taps into oil pipelines 12,581 times in the first 10 months of 2018, an average of about 42 per day. Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that fuel thieves have stolen more than $3 billion worth of fuel in the last year to sell on the black market.

Shriners Hospital for Children has ample experience treating international burn victims. In June, the hospital airlifted seven severely burned patients from a volcano explosion in Guatemala that would benefit from its state-of-the-art facility in Galveston.

The hospital has a multidisciplinary burn unit that includes surgery, treatment, rehabilitation and psychological support.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A former Mexican cop told El Pais: "Before, as a policeman, I earned $270 a month. Now, with the fuel, I can get up to $50,000."

And next to the distribution of drugs, the biggest business of the Mexican cartels is the theft of fuels.

1 comment:

Trey Rusk said...

If I had to guess, I would say over 70% of the Mexican economy is based on illegal activity.