Before the petrolzo… after the petrolzo … Due to the deregulation of Mexico's fuel industry, gas prices throughout Mexico rose on January 1, 2017. Prices now vary from station to station but average around $3.60/gallon for premium, $3.40/gallon for magna and $3.65/gallon for diesel (prices converted to U.S. dollars). The reaction has caused protests in both mainland Mexico and in Baja. Many gas stations from Ensenada to San Quintín are blocked off and closed and Highway Mexico 1 is currently blocked off and closed in both directions due to protests in Camalu, Vicente Guerrero, and San Quintín. photo by Rick Hill With lines in Loreto and protests taking place in Ciudad Constitución, La Paz and all the way down to the tip of Baja, most Baja and Mexico Travel Clubs are currently advising travelers to delay travel until the roads are passable again. Because there are gas shortages, if you are in Baja, you should fill up on fuel if stations around you are open. Baja Bytes will post updates here as they become available. Our special thanks to Discover Baja and to Julio Meza in San Quintin.