On December 18, 2018, the Energy Regulatory Commission ("CRE") published in the Federal Official Gazette the Resolution A/043/2018 which modifies the resolution A/043/2016 that establishes the permit update cases.

A substantial change in the regulation is the appointment of the corresponding Chief of the CRE Administrative Unit of as the competent authority for updates resolution, a task that was previously the purview of the Executive Secretary of the CRE.

Among the cases that qualify as permit update and not permit amendment, it is worth highlighting the following:

Corrections for typographical or editing errors, in the permit titles and their annexes, these errors must be characterized by being evident, manifest and indisputable.

For natural gas, when the nature of the permit allows it, the integration of new accessories or attachments, that do not imply the modification of the capacity, length, trajectory or operation of the system.

The adjustments in the indicated capacity of the permits in the subject of LPG, derived from the manufacture of non-detachable containers, congruent with the tolerance values established in the Official Mexican Standard NOM-009-SESH-2011.

In the case of pipeline transport permits, the relocation of equipment in the system that are individually identified in the permit, as long as the capacity, length, trajectory or operation of the system is not altered.

The change of refined product type (except for LPG), in the tanks covered by storage and distribution permits, including the change from regular gasoline to premium gasoline or vice versa.

The change of the address details of the permitted facilities, derived from a change in street name or avenue, of the official number, of the nomenclature, of the county, of the municipality or territorial demarcation or of the federative entity. As long as the above does not imply a change in the system's location.

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