Mexico City, Mexico — The Mexican government has informed the United States that it will respect fuel import permits from oil companies Exxon, Valero, Koch, Shell and Tesoro (Marathon).
On Friday, President López Obrador said fuel import permits for foreign companies will be respected. He made this declaration the day after a meeting with the American presidential special envoy for the climate, John Kerry.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met John Kerry and businessmen from the neighboring country during a visit marked by the concern of American authorities and companies regarding the legal reforms promoted by the AMLO government in the field of energy.
“The import permits that have been issued to five oil companies to introduce fuel under conditions of fair prices and legality will be respected,” the president said during Friday morning’s press conference at the National Palace.
The president affirmed that his administration has respected the contracts of private and foreign companies for the extraction of oil and gas in Mexico.
After their five-hour meeting on Thursday, Kerry reported that the López Obrador government will incorporate a team that will work in Mexico, led by Ambassador Ken Salazar “to make sure that what comes out” of the budding electricity reform “will reflect the best way forward”. .
Kerry also said Mexico and the United States agree on the need for a clean energy transformation.
“President López Obrador agreed with President Biden that it was important for our two countries and expressed his vision, shared by President Biden, of an integration between the United States, Canada and Mexico, of unity in our efforts around the climate, but also around broader economic issues. López Obrador agreed that we need to work on that,” Kerry said, adding “we still have some concerns and hopefully they can be resolved in the next few days.”