BAJA TRAVEL ADVISORY

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  1. Baja Bytes

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    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.

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    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.
     
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  2. Baja Bytes

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  3. gecsr1

    gecsr1 My Boat will be For Sale at end of this season :(

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    I guess they will be crossing into the US to buy cheap gas......

    and I remember when it was vicsa versa....LOL.......
     
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  4. Baja Bytes

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    It's Getting Ugly Out There
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    The 15% to 20% rise in gasoline prices that took effect last Sunday has caused wide spread angst around the country. Protests broke out in 18 states, turning violent in 13 states. Oxxos were looted, (think alcohol), and a Chedraui store was also looted. (Think electronics).

    Some Pemex stations were occupied, with the angry demonstrators giving away gas.

    Closer to home, in our state, there hasn't been real violence, but protestors in La Paz have closed the road from Pitchilingue, where our gasoline comes to us from the mainland on a barge. The fuel is transferred to tanker trucks and driven down to us. Protestors seem to think they will be helping the situation by barricading the road so the tankers can't travel south. Meanwhile, lines are forming at gas stations in Cabo and San Jose with people who are filling their tanks as a precaution against local stations running out.

    The increase in gas prices are the result of price controls coming off gas in the runup to the arrival of new, non government controlled gas stations which are expected to open around March 1. Gulf and Texaco will be in the first round of new stations to open.

    Meanwhile, did anyone notice the price of tortillas also sky rocketed? A kilo went from 16 pesos to 17 pesos since Sunday, the excuse being the higher cost of fuel.

    These are bad times to need a taco or a liter of gas.
    Courtesy of Gringo Gazette
     
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  5. Gil Marlin

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    I blame Trump...
     
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    Damn Russians!
     
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  7. gecsr1

    gecsr1 My Boat will be For Sale at end of this season :(

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    the Trump wall soon.......then lets see the shit fly.....LOL
     
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    Thanks for the report. Was about to head south.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up I'm heading down to Barriles in a couple weeks. Hope it gets resolved soon.
     
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    At one point yesterday the San Diego Border Crossings were closed
     
  11. gecsr1

    gecsr1 My Boat will be For Sale at end of this season :(

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    It seems to be getting worse and worse .... the people seem to be very pissed...
    it might get really crazy.....
     
  12. Gil Marlin

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    FYI the Calexico crossing will be reduced to one lane due to construction, so you might want to choose another place to cross if you're headed to San Felipe... https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/154018
     
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    Tecate is a good place to cross, usually pretty quiet but not many lanes so coming back on the weekends can be rough
     
  14. Gil Marlin

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    I just hope there are no protests or gas shortages taking that route to San Felipe...
     
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    He's a good guy
     
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  16. Gil Marlin

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::zelfmoord:ashamed:
     
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  17. Baja Bytes

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    Vagabundos reported this morning the following:
    As of January 10, 2016 - The Caravan arrived at Don Eddie's Landing (Hotel and Sport Fishing Center) in San Quintin yesterday and reports:
    They crossed the Tecate border around 10:00am with no problems. The gas station at Tecate was closed. The gas station at Ensenada has gas and they have not encountered any problems on the road with protesters. Road construction just south of Tecate and south of Santo Tomas continues.
    The caravan fueled up in San Quintin this morning and is on the road to Guerrero Negro. We contacted Hoteles Terra Sal today and they informed us the three gas stations in Guerrero Negro has fuel and no protesters.
     
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  18. Gil Marlin

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    Thanks Gary...
     
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    How do you think they are going to pay Trump for that wall?
     
  20. gecsr1

    gecsr1 My Boat will be For Sale at end of this season :(

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    in peso's
     
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