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CRE ‘remembers’ to grant permits: it grants the first in three months to Hokchi Energy

The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) approved in an ordinary session a permit to generate electricity for the oil company Hokchi Energy.

According to the CRE, the company’s request was submitted from on December 10, 2020.

Hokchi Energy will be permitted to generate 26.92 megawatts through the use of natural gas for its installation located in Tabasco.

The last time the regulatory body granted a permit to generate electricity was also for an oil company, since on February 4 it gave the ‘green light’ to a request for the Italian company ENI.

Hokchi was the first private operator in Mexico to receive authorization to execute the development plan for the Hokchi field located in the Gulf of Mexico after the approval of the energy reform by former President Enrique Peña Nieto.

“After the approval of the energy reform, Hokchi Energy became the first private company to carry out drilling work in shallow water and in generating the first income for the Mexican State from a shared production contract in shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico”, can be read on the company’s website.

On the other hand, the regulatory body granted a waterfall’ of 41 permits for the public sale of petroleum products at service stations.

Permits were granted throughout the country, among which are Grupo Gasolina y Energias Alternativas (Tlaxcala); Energetics Calesa (State of Mexico); Zitacuaro Gasoal (Michoacan); La Tecla service station (CDMX); Costa Cálida Real Estate (Quintana Roo); Fuel supplier Saltillo (Nuevo León), among others.

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