Given the high prices of imported gasoline several stations had reportedly had supply issues, which at the same time have led these companies to use government-owned Petróleos Mexicanos gasoline.

Gasoline Stations Association Chairman Rubén Márquez told La Voz newspaper that for the last two weeks demand has increased about 20 percent due to the return to school.

Foreign brand stations had stopped importing gasoline and purchasing national gasoline, he said. However, the Mexican company has not been able to supply demanded fuel.

Although gas prices stopped increasing in the US, in the last few days prices already surpassed the $5 per gallon threshold — about 50 percent more than Mexican gasoline. American drivers living in the Imperial Valley and other areas had crossed the border to purchase gasoline.

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