Mexican gas shortage means more expensive avocados in the US

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A shortage of avocado could mean guacamole for your Super Bowl party might be more expensive or nonexistent.

According to the Mexican Association of Avocado Producers and Exporters, a gas shortage in the country could affect how many deliveries get across the border.

The organization says about 85 percent of all avocado exports come from Mexico. That shortage could hit prices here in the states.

Since taking office, President Lopez Obrador has closed pipelines in an effort to stop fuel theft gangs. Instead, authorities are distributing fuel with tanker trucks, but there aren’t enough of them.

The company Avocados from Mexico said the fuel shortage shouldn’t affect its ability to deliver avocados since most of its suppliers use diesel fuel.

“We are on track to deliver some 200 million pounds of product throughout January — right on schedule,” said Roman Paz, the chairman of Avocados from Mexico. “American consumers should be confident that there will be plenty of Avocados from Mexico for their Super Bowl parties.”

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