Facing Soaring Gas Prices El Pasoans Head To Juarez To Fuel Up
As gas prices continue to soar across the U.S., El Paso motorists are instead crossing over into Juarez to fuel up.
The current Russia-Ukraine war is prompting gas prices to rise, and now El Pasoans are trying to offset the cost by crossing over into Ciudad Juarez to fuel up, taking advantage of their lower gas prices.
According to Telemundo, a gallon of gas in Juarez is 16 pesos per liter.
The current dollar to pesos conversion breaks down like this:
- Twenty pesos equals $1
- A liter of gas is 16 pesos (less than a dollar)
- One U.S. gallon equals 3.78541 liters, pricing out to about $3.04 per gallon of gas in Juarez.
So what are the pros and cons of fueling up in Juarez?
Gas may be less expensive across the border, but El Paso motorists will still have to wait in long lines when crossing back and forth and would probably burn their gas savings while waiting in line. Time is another factor; do you really want to spend a couple of hours pumping gas?
What about the myth that Mexican gas will ruin your vehicle? Many of my family members and friends live in Juarez and work in El Paso and only use U.S. gasoline in their cars. Yet, according to an article featured in El Inde, the whole misconception that Mexican gas is terrible for vehicles is just a myth.
So while there are several advantages to living on the borderland, I'm not sure that fueling up in Juarez for a dollar savings is genuinely beneficial. El Paso motorists are probably better off waiting at the Costco or Sam's Club lines to get a better price at the pump.
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