Ulises Hernández has a doctorate in geology from the University of Reading in the UK and has been with Pemex since 1999.
Antitrust body Cade said the move follows oil giant Petrobras' plans to mothball two of its nitrogen fertilizer plants in the country.
Jim Chisholm, VP for Latin America at Sproule, explains why interruptions to Mexico's pipeline imports can seriously impair electricity generation and impact a wide range of industries. And he welcomes the country's new measures to minimize that risk.
For tapping pipelines the penalty will be between 20 and 30 years in jail.