Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, announced the appointment of Miguel Angel Maciel as the new energy secretary. This comes after Rocio Nahle resigned from the position last week to pursue the governorship of Veracruz state in 2024.
In a social media post, President Lopez Obrador expressed his full confidence in Maciel, highlighting his honesty and steadfast commitment to national sovereignty.
Maciel, a petroleum engineer, has been serving as the deputy energy minister since January 2019. Prior to joining the government, he gained valuable experience at Pemex, the state-owned oil company, where he focused on overseeing and coordinating various oil and natural gas projects.
Having been a member of the esteemed College of Petroleum Engineers of Mexico and Mexico's Society of Petroleum Engineers, Maciel brings a wealth of expertise to the position.
Former energy secretary, Rocio Nahle, played a crucial role in managing the construction of the Dos Bocas refinery in Tabasco. This significant project, with a capacity of 340,000 barrels per day, stands as a flagship initiative under President Lopez Obrador's administration.