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President López Obrador begins supervision tour of Dos Bocas Refinery

Paraíso, Tabasco — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador began the supervision tour of the Olmeca oil refinery in Dos Bocas, Paraíso, Tabasco. He says the refinery is being built to process 340,000 barrels of oil a day and that 30,000 workers continue to start the project.

“More than 30,000 workers are still working to integrate and start the refinery,” he said stressing “the importance of promoting energy self-sufficiency through the modernization, rehabilitation and construction of refineries and coking plants that will allow the country to produce the fuels that are needed and thus reduce imports to a minimum, which which in turn will translate into savings for the nation,” he said in a statement.

During the supervision tour, the president was accompanied by the Secretary of Energy, Rocío Nahle García, the Secretary of the Navy, José Rafael Ojeda Durán, the General Director of Pemex, Octavio Romero Oropeza and the Governor of Tabasco, Carlos Manuel Merino Campos.