Pemex Unit Sues Over Stolen Condensate Cartel Scheme

Law360, New York (June 1, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A unit of Mexico's state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos sued Western Refining Co., Plains All American Pipeline LP and others in Texas on Sunday contending that they were part, in some cases unwittingly, of a cross-border smuggling conspiracy over stolen natural gas condensate.

Pemex Exploracion y Produccion says in its complaint that drug cartels have targeted condensate, a mixture of hydrocarbon liquids used as feedstock for refineries and petrochemical plants, for thefts from company tankers and transfer and delivery systems in Mexico and smuggled it to...
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