New Pemex Suit Goes After Shell, Conoco In Stolen Fuel Fight

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT) -- Mexico’s state-owned oil firm Pemex Exploracion y Produccion on Tuesday sued ConocoPhillips Co. and Shell Chemical Co. in a case involving fuel stolen by drug cartels being brought into the U.S., flouting a judge's concern that such action would drag out the long-running dispute. 

Earlier Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake had refused to let Pemex add the companies as defendants in existing litigation, saying the case had been playing out for nearly two years and that bringing in more parties “would unduly delay the resolution...
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