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Mexico won't use fracking for oil and gas, says López Obrador

Monday, October 8, 2018

Mexico's president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said that his government will not use "fracking" technology for the extraction of oil and gas, as envisaged by the nation's energy reform.

"We're not going to use so-called fracking for this oil. We're not going to use these methods for the extraction of oil and gas. We simply won't do it," he said at a press conference in the state off Sam Luis Potosí.

After the reform was finally approved in 2014. the government announced in March of this year an auction of so-called "unconventional" resources of shale regarded as suitable for fracking.