The Ministry of Energy (Sener) intends to revoke import permits for fuels to private companies that have not used them.
“We would like to revoke them ... Probably next year. We are reviewing all the legal part to look for the mechanisms and do it, but it is a concern that they have so many controls that are not used, ”replied the undersecretary of hydrocarbons, Miguel Ángel Maciel Torres.
The official said that the permits are linked to companies that want to do business in the country, but currently the importation seems like a useless activity that does not benefit the government or the country. “It does not serve the government, the country and I do not know if it serves them.
"It is a concern that you have so many that are not used," specifically.
As of September 1, 2019, 698 import permits were in force in Mexico (309 gasoline, 231 diesel, 56 turbine, 18 gasavión, 60 LP gas and 24 crude, according to the latest available data from the agency responsible for the country's energy policy.
His statement comes two weeks after Sener herself reported that the import of gasoline from private companies doubled in September from 1.1 to 2.5 million barrels.
Some of the energy giants in the Mexican fuel market such as Exxon, Shell and Total have already started introducing gasoline and diesel from the United States.
Source: Forbes Mexico