Mexico’s new refinery project gets public approval

MEXICO CITY , November 27, 2018 – In a public referendum, Mexican voters gave their approval for a new refinery proposed to be built in Tabasco state, international media reported Monday.


Only 1.1% of Mexico’s eligible voters participated in the weekend referendum, which included nine other major policy proposals, Reuters said.

The refinery project, whose total price tag is expected to run close to USD 8 billion, is being pushed by the country’s incoming administration. President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said that tendering for contracts for the project would begin immediately after his administration takes office on December 1.

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