62 percent of the Mexican population support to close the fuel pipelines to stop the huachicoleo, undertaken by the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador; 67 percent believe that the supply of gasoline in the country will be normalized soon.
This was announced by Reforma newspaper as a result of their survey on the closure of pipelines, which indicated that although they support the measure taken by the Executive, 79 percent believed that prosecuting those responsible for this crime would be a more effective measure.
Fifty percent of the interviewees showed optimism considering that the AMLO administration will be able to end the corruption and the theft of hydrocarbons in the nation.
When asked if they were aware of the shortage of gasoline in some entities after the measure of pipeline closure, only 15 percent said they did not know about the situation (some of them probably live in Yucatán), while 83 declared to be aware about the shortage.
The study revealed that 4 out of 10 (40%) said they had been affected by this measure.
According to the testimony of those affected, 51% have faced problems of displacement and 13% had to incur unforeseen expenses.
It is noteworthy that among the respondents, 42% point out former President Enrique Peña Nieto as the main responsible for the current situation, 31% point out the Huachicoleros, and 13% point out López Obrador.
With respect to 2018, 46% believe that the price of gasoline increased, compared to 23% who think it decreased.
Finally, 88% said that it is very probable that personnel from Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) are involved in the theft of fuel.
SMT Newsroom with information from angulo7.com.mx