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Trafigura Mexico Permits Halted Due to Contraband Fuel Probe

  • Five fuel permits given to Trafigura were revoked in September
  • A presidential spokesman said Trafigura is under investigation
Operations at the Vadinar Refinery Operated By Nayara Energy, Formerly Essar Oil
Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg
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Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that Trafigura Group had fuel-import contracts suspended because it allegedly transported contraband fuel amid a government-led crackdown on private energy companies. 

The international commodity trader is under investigation by Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office, or FGR, for its suspected connection to a fuel smuggling operation, according to Jesus Ramirez, a spokesperson for the Mexican president.