Your guide to the evolving cross-border fuels market

Updated for 2018!

OPIS Mexico Primer 2018

Mexico’s gasoline and diesel markets are open to the outside world for the first time in almost 80 years, presenting countless opportunities for businesses seeking to expand operations across the border. However, there are challenges and delays throughout the process as well as financial risks to be aware of.

Mexican fuel markets evolve rapidly. Download The Road to Liberalized Fuel Markets in Mexico: An OPIS Primer, for an up-to-date look at key developments:

  • Pemex’s response to new retail competition with plans for a “new and improved business model” including a new trading strategy and products.
  • Efforts to combat oil theft. While Mexico offers high rewards for domestic and foreign investors, the biggest risk is oil theft - from refineries to wholesale to retail as well as in terminals, pipelines and trucks.
  • Avant Energy’s plans to build a network of marine and inland terminals for refined products to connect the Bajio region with the U.S. Gulf Coast market.
  • Andeavor’s plans to expand its retail station count in Mexico to 250-300 stores.
  • Information on Pemex’s fuel logistics open seasons.
  • Plus, a detailed timeline of fuel market deregulation from 2016 with projections to 2020. Includes branding, infrastructure, pricing, regulatory and news developments.