State-Owned Firms to Implement Fuel Saving Strategies in 2006

Mexican state-owned energy companies Pemex, CFE and LFC plan to implement new technologies in 2006 to reduce fuel consumption as well as fraud, theft and misuse of fuel in official vehicles, national energy saving commission CONAE director Carlos Domínguez told BNamericas. Eleven local firms presented CONAE and federal government officials with new technologies to reduce fuel consumption and control the use of fuel for transport during an exhibition of fuel-saving technologies in Mexico City on Monday. Fuel costs represent some 40% of Mexico's total federal expenditure on transport, Domínguez said, without saying how much the government spends on fuel annually. The government is seeking a long-term fuel saving policy to mitigate the impact of current high hydrocarbons prices, Domínguez said. This policy includes best transport practices, new operative and management systems and the use of new technologies, he added. Some public entities have already started to implement fuel saving strategies but every governmental entity is expected to do so in 2006. Among technologies presented at CONAE's exhibition were special devices for fuel service stations, administrative software and vehicle surveillance systems. Participant firms at the exhibition were Arquimedes, Combupass, Efectivale, Fórmula Sistemas, Fuelomat, Hidrosina, Soluciones Informáticas AG, Tracking Systems de México, Tanque Lleno and Logística, Ingeniería y Sistemas.

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