President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that in January the purchase will be closed by the Deer Park refinery, from the Shell company in Texas, United States.
“It has already been agreed, as authorized, to pay it in January and we have the resources to do so,” he said in the Treasury room of the National Palace.
He indicated that the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) will define how the payment of the debt of said refinery will be made after the authorization given by the US government.
He said that protests were registered in the United States to prevent Pemex from purchasing Deer Park.
“There were some underground protests, not very clear so that the United States will not grant us the permit, that is the truth, even in recent days I read that a dry cleaner filed a complaint, I remembered that about the Tacubaya pastry chef who did not pay the cakes and that was used as a pretext by the French, if I’m not mistaken in 1838 to invade us, that’s why it was called ‘the war of cakes’, but of course there were interests there and here”, he said.
The head of the Federal Executive highlighted the “very good relationship” and “trust” between the governments of the United States and Mexico.
Deer Park is liquidated in January: AMLO
“I can’t say more because a baker won’t come out, not literally, but this operation has already been completed, and all that is needed is to pay for it and we have the money,” he asserted.
López Obrador stated that he has the resources to start up the coking plant in Tula, Hidalgo, which was left unfinished.
“That plant started eight 10 years ago, but when we arrived it was stopped because it was involved in Odebrecht corruption problems, 2 billion dollars were invested and the plant was there, some, I have already said it here I repeat it, surely remember that when they moved those teams from Tuxpan to Tula they even removed the bridges because they were very large teams, it took a long time to move all those teams, the teams remained and we only had two roads, it’s a bit like Alta de Toluca, what we left it halfway or we finished it”, he argued.
He announced that this Tuesday morning the Secretary of Energy, Rocío Nahle, and the CEO of Pemex, Octavio Romero Oropeza, will detail the 10 basic points for the transformation of the energy sector.