The future Secretary of Energy, Rocío Nahle, said that at the meeting this Sunday between the elected president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and the newly elected governor of Tabasco, Adán Augusto López, they talked about the projects of drilling and extraction of hydrocarbons, the new refinery and the recovery of hydroelectric plants.
In a later interview that took place in the transition house, Adán Augusto López stressed that the extra investment that these projects will represent will be considered in next year’s energy sector budget, as announced by López Obrador.
That budget will include the new refinery, of which 75 billion pesos are to be allocated for drilling and exploration; 25 billion pesos the following year for rehabilitation and 55 billion pesos for the first stage of construction.
López emphasized that Mexico’s new government headed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador will make Tabasco the country’s energy capital.
He said that the proposal to build a refinery in that entity will definitely help the reactivation of Tabasco.