The Americas

Mexico gets first non-Pemex gas station in almost 8 decades

  • Hidrosina opened a re-branded Pemex gas station on one of the main avenues in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  Mexico's ubiquitous Pemex gas stations now have competition along the country's highways and city streets for the first time in nearly eight decades. Two companies have collectively opened three gas stations under their own brands, breaking one of the state-owned petroleum company's last monopolies. Opening the retail sector to competition was part of energy reforms passed in 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Hidrosina opened a re-branded Pemex gas station on one of the main avenues in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Mexico's ubiquitous Pemex gas stations now have competition along the country's highways and city streets for the first time in nearly eight decades. Two companies have collectively opened three gas stations under their own brands, breaking one of the state-owned petroleum company's last monopolies. Opening the retail sector to competition was part of energy reforms passed in 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Hidrosina pumps gas for a customer in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Mexico's ubiquitous Pemex gas stations now have competition along the country's highways and city streets for the first time in nearly eight decades. Two companies have collectively opened three gas stations under their own brands, breaking one of the state-owned petroleum company's last monopolies. Opening the retail sector to competition was part of energy reforms passed in 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    A Hidrosina pumps gas for a customer in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Mexico's ubiquitous Pemex gas stations now have competition along the country's highways and city streets for the first time in nearly eight decades. Two companies have collectively opened three gas stations under their own brands, breaking one of the state-owned petroleum company's last monopolies. Opening the retail sector to competition was part of energy reforms passed in 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)  (The Associated Press)

  • An employee of a Hidrosina gas station waves a banner to attract customers, in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Mexico's ubiquitous Pemex gas stations now have competition along the country's highways and city streets for the first time in nearly eight decades. Two companies have collectively opened three gas stations under their own brands, breaking one of the state-owned petroleum company's last monopolies. Opening the retail sector to competition was part of energy reforms passed in 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    An employee of a Hidrosina gas station waves a banner to attract customers, in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Mexico's ubiquitous Pemex gas stations now have competition along the country's highways and city streets for the first time in nearly eight decades. Two companies have collectively opened three gas stations under their own brands, breaking one of the state-owned petroleum company's last monopolies. Opening the retail sector to competition was part of energy reforms passed in 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)  (The Associated Press)

For the first time in nearly eight decades, the ubiquitous Pemex gas stations have competition along Mexico's highways and city streets.

Two companies have opened three gas stations under their own brands, breaking one of the state-owned petroleum company's last monopolies. Opening the retail sector to competition was part of energy reforms passed in 2014.

Mexico's Hid Rosina opened a re-branded Pemex gas station as its own this week in Mexico City and Mexican company La Gas opened two stations in Campeche and Merida. Both will be selling Pemex gasoline.

U.S.-based Gulf Oil announced it would open its first four gas stations in Mexico between June and July.