Tula de Allende, Hidalgo — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador paid a visit to his under-construction coking plant in Hidaglo.
On Friday, AMLO supervised the progress of the construction of a coking plant which he says, will process fuel oil to produce more gasoline with less pollution.
“In total we invested 60 billion pesos. Around 9,000 workers participate in the work,” he reported on his social media.
He says the coking plant will add value to crude oil, while simultaneously creating more jobs.
“Many jobs are generated, a lot of well-being in Mexico (…) work will not be lacking and we will always seek to increase wages and benefits for workers,” he said.
After his visit, AMLO said that “after the rescue of Petróleos Mexicanos, the government has endorsed the commitment to achieve energy self-sufficiency, which will avoid the importation of gasoline, in contrast to previous six-year terms.
“We are investing around $3 billion dollars, not credit, but public budget. This will mean that with the new projects, the modernization of the six refineries that we found, the purchase of the Deer Park refinery in Texas, the new refinery from Dos Bocas, another coking plant in Salina Cruz, with all that, next year we are not going to buy gasoline abroad.
“All the gasoline will be produced in our country. We are going to achieve that purpose of being independent in our energy resources,” he reiterated.