The project of the refinery of Dos Bocas, Tabasco, already has the environmental guarantee to begin its construction on June 2, said the secretary of Energy, Rocío Nahle.
This Monday, the official said that the agency of Security, Energy and Environment (ASEA) already gave them a document of «approval» to carry out the work.
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«They gave us a document. What shall I call you?, of approval, «said the official after her participation in the Forbes Powerful Women’s Forum 2019,
He explained that the agency reviewed the Environmental Impact Manifesto (MIA) developed in 2012 when it was planned that two mouths would be a drilling field with 93 wells, reported the newspaper Reforma.
According to Nahle, the ASEA has already informed them that there is no environmental impact in the construction of two mouths.
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He ruled out that environmental approval has been given very quickly, and clarified that it is not the final one, as ASEA asked for changes to the document and some complementary studies, although it did not elaborate which ones.
«Since they gave us the document, they already gave us the document of being able to start the work. What they are asking for are practically bureaucratic issues, practically, «he said.
Two weeks ago, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that Pemex and the secretariat of Energy will be responsible for the Dos Bocas refinery project in Tabasco.
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The government declared the tender to be deserted because the four companies concerned proposed a higher cost and time for the work of the government estimate.
This provoked negative reactions in the business and financial sector.
Although it already has the environmental endorsement, the construction of two mouths requires a Social impact assessment, which evaluates the effects and benefits of a project in energy for the population and surrounding community, according to the law of hydrocarbons, Which must be authorized by the secretariat of Energy, among other requirements.
What has already already been obtained by Petroleos Mexicanos is the authorisation for the processing of crude oil for the next 30 years, emitted by the secretariat of energy led by Rocío Nahle.
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