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PEMEX Orders End of Home Office

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 20:41

An internal memorandum reports that PEMEX just ordered all upper management workers to return to their offices by next Monday, Apr. 26, reports UnoTV. This concludes home office modalities for the NOC’s administrative and management workers, which lasted for over a year. Although the press obtained this memorandum, PEMEX has made no public statement regarding its reasons or its underlying strategy for these demands. The only workers exempt from this requirement are those who have presented vulnerable health conditions in the last few weeks. However, no data is currently available regarding the total number of workers reported sick among PEMEX’s complete workforce, which consists of 150,600 people.

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PEMEX Hiring Retired Soldiers 

PEMEX has published an open call for retired, honorably discharged or otherwise currently inactive members of the Mexican armed forces to apply for jobs at the NOC’s Strategic Defense department, reports Proceso. The available posts are for personnel no older than 45 years of age (50 for higher ranking officials), and the specific tasks that the job will entail are not specified. However, the NOC has made clear that it is putting together a much more robust asset defense strategy. 

PEMEX Petrochemical Facilities Suffer Incidents

Two separate petrochemical facilities in the Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz area have suffered industrial accidents this week, reports Forbes. The Morelos complex had to be shut down after an electrical failure forced operations to go offline. On the same day, the Pajaritos petrochemical facilities experienced a severe industrial fire. Neither incident resulted in deaths or injuries. However, the Pajaritos accident was reportedly caused by an act of vandalism. 

Latest Initiative Unconstitutional: Enrique Ochoa

PRI Deputy and former CFE Director Enrique Ochoa warned that the latest legislative initiative to change the legal framework of Mexico’s oil and gas sector is unconstitutional, something experts of various political directions agree. “Irrationality prevailed over reason. Here, they will have the votes but they are not thinking correctly,” he declared to Forbes. As a result, the initiative might be cleared off the table by federal judges, something that already happened with the reform to the electricity industry introduced by the president and passed through Congress last month. The Supreme Court would issue a final verdict if the government presents an appeal.

Exporting Crude Will End Soon: AMLO

President López Obrador began his morning conference by broadcasting the Leaders Summit on Climate Change, hosted by US President Joe Biden and US Vice President Kamala Harris. During the Summit, Biden thanked the 40 world leaders who are participating and said that "facing climate change is not only preserving the planet but providing a better future for all, a greater generation of jobs and opportunities that can benefit everyone." López Obrador added that "the practice of exporting crude and buying gasoline will end soon." In addition, he asked Biden to finance the expansion of Mexico’s “Sembrando Vida” program to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, which seeks to reduce migration.

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
MBN, UnoTV, Forbes, Proceso
Photo by:   PEMEX