From the Field
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.