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The head of the Ministry of Economic Development (Sefoe), Ernesto Herrera Novelo, said, during the Public Consultation 2018 of the National Center for Control of Natural Gas (Cenagas), that “the supply of natural gas is what allows economies to grow and that larger industries can be installed in economic zones, such as Yucatan. ”

In the forum held by the federal agency, the official said that the positive trend of the state economy “is due to the work of the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry (Canacintra) and industrialists, because they are the ones who generate jobs to support thousands of Yucatecan families. ”

“Yucatan has reversed the decrease it presented five years ago, to be among the first states with sustained progress”, Herrera Novelo said.

The official explained that, during the first quarter of this year, the state increased 6.4% in the secondary sector, according to what was indicated in the last report of the Quarterly Indicator of the State Economic Activity of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography INEGI, which places Yucatan as one of the six states with more industrial drive.

In the presence of the leader of Cenagas, David Madero Suárez, and the president of the Canacintra in Yucatan, Juan Manuel Ponce Díaz, he emphasized the 3.1% increase in the state economy, with respect to the first three months of 2017.

Madero Suárez said: “the certainty that gas and transportation can be offered to cover the amounts demanded by the state, will be a fundamental element to trigger investment and generate jobs in the Yucatan Peninsula”.

“Any planning process requires consulting, so we started making this public consultation with those who are going to use the service. So we did in Chihuahua, Monterrey, Mexico City and now in Yucatan, in order to identify the demand for natural gas,” he said.

He emphasized the importance of participation of local companies in this tye of consultation, that will allow Cenagas to identify the future demands of this fuel, which is not only friendlier with the environment but also cheaper than hydrocarbon fuels, and that could boost to the productivity of the state.

Some of the issues addressed in the forum were the purposes and scope of the Cenagas Five-Year Plan, the process of assigning capacity, tariffs and projects such as the reconfiguration of the Cempoala compression station and the interconnection of the Mayakan Energy pipeline with the Sistema National Gas  (National Gas System) Pipelines.

TYT Newsroom with information from eleconomista.com.mx