Photo: Pemex Gas Station
At $2.94 or less for a gallon of gas in Mexico, U.S. residents are braving long lines and putting fears of violence aside. According to AAA reports, gas in the U.S. is averaging $3.82 but is much higher in many places, making the Mexico price very attractive.
Therefore U.S. resident’s living in border citites are crossing over routinely just to get gas and not apparently bothered by the long lines that are developing as a result. Mexico is able to offer anyone cheaper gas because gas prices are subsided thanks to government owned PEMEX.
There is no tax or penalty for bringing gas across the border as long as it’s in your tank. Apparently U.S. residents are unphased by the rising drug cartel violence and the tightened security at border crossings.