Seaborne gasoline imports from the U.S. Gulf Coast have averaged about 350,000 barrels a day under Mr. López Obrador, a 28% decline from December 2017 and January 2018, according to research firm ClipperData. The decline is the result of fewer orders of American gasoline and congestion at Mexico’s Gulf Coast fuel terminals where at least 15 tanker vessels were idling in the Gulf of Mexico waiting to unload several million barrels of gasoline as of Friday, according to industry analysts and government officials. It also underscores the depth of a worsening fuel shortage across much of the country that is angering motorists by causing hourslong queues for gasoline, prompting some public transport to shut down, and causing losses to companies across central Mexico. The government has explained the shortages as the result of Mr. López Obrador’s decision to order the shutdown of several key pipelines that transport gasoline from […]