Before senators, the Energy Secretary, Rocío Nahle, defended AMLO’s electric reform, stated that there was a significant advance in the construction of the Dos Bocas refinery, and spoke of a new nuclear power plant.
MEXICO, (December 07, 2021).- The head of the Ministry of Energy (Sener), Rocío Nahle, assured that the electric reform initiative of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is not a question of ideology and is not being run to the private sector; In addition, she ruled out international litigation.
Nahle defended the electricity reform during her appearance before senators;.In addition, she discussed the progress of the construction of the Dos Bocas refinery in Paraíso, Tabasco, and that of the state company Gas Bienestar, as well as the possibility of a new nuclear power plant in the country.
Faced with the statements of the PRI senator Claudia Ruiz Massieu that the electricity reform was being done more for an ideology than for technical reasons and that the opposition will not be counted on for its approval, the person in charge of the country’s energy policy replied that it was not so.
“This project has nothing to do with any ideology, it is being carried out because it is convenient for us, it is convenient for Mexicans to have energy security. We are seeing it at this moment, there is a world energy crisis ”, asserted the federal official.
If it was a case of ideology, we would simply close the participation of the private companies and leave 100% of the energy generation in the hands of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE)”, we could just expropriate and that’s it,” Nahle said.
“We are not telling them to leave, we are telling them to stay in the market with fair competition,” Nahle added.
She also commented that an in-depth analysis of the T-MEC has already been carried out and denies that there is going to be a wave of international litigation for which the State would have to pay several million dollars; “that is not true,” Nahle said.
A new nuclear power plant
On another issue, Nahle pointed out that she sees the possibility of building a new nuclear power plant in the country, as “it is one of the noblest and cheapest types of energy”, Nahle stated.
The government is considering the option of building a new one in Sonora, this is something that had been under analysis by the National Institute for Nuclear Research for quite a while.
Source: Forbes Mexico