Can you imagine a world where Americans flock to Mexico in order to purchase cheaper gasoline? Well, you don’t have to. That world is here.
According to the Los Angeles Times, roughly half of all vehicles filling up at a Rendichica gas station in Tijuana, Mexico had California license plates. Tijuana is roughly 12 miles from Chila Vista, California where gas is roughly $2 higher than it is in Mexico.
The Mexican business owners advertised with signs that say, “Don’t worry, be happy in Tijuana,” and “Cheaper than in the U.S.A.!”
A spokesperson for the gas station claimed that the business has experienced a 6% increase in sales at its border locations. Patricia Saharagui welcomed Californians.
Amid the gas crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom has introduced a proposal to pay car owners $400 in order to mitigate prices. Though this may help temporarily, it won’t help forever if the prices aren’t reduced.
“The state should not neglect its social responsibility, and the state is here to protect people,” said Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador