Former Pemex CEO is named in the Panama Papers. Emilio Lozoya Austin, former director of the state-owned company, denies any link with the Mossack Fonseca law firm, which created a significant number of economic transactions to help individuals avoid taxes (Spanish). Lozoya appears in a 2011 document expressing interest in creating a company (English).

 

Sonora fears LP gas plant construction... Fourteen communities remain on alert because of the construction of a Windstar gas distribution plant with a capacity to store 2.5 million liters of LP gas. There are irregularities in the permits for the plant and it is considered a time bomb (Spanish).

 

…and a community still opposes a natural gas pipeline. Loma de Bácum is the only holdout among the eight Yaqui communities that will be affected by construction of a pipeline crossing their territory (Spanish). In fifteen days a definitive resolution will be published. Progress on the pipeline has reached 90%.

 

Engineers have been hit hard by the oil crises. The 500,000 jobs expected to be created by the energy reform are on hold and engineers face continuous layoffs due to the international oil crisis (Spanish). Companies in Campeche, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz states have fired personnel after Pemex suspended projects and stopped contracting general services.

 

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