File No. 812.512/1241
Direction of Mines and Petroleum—Petroleum
Circular No. 13
In view of the fact that the petroleum industry is being developed by
means of the formation of a large number of companies with capital
sufficient to contribute in an equitable manner to defray public
expenses, and considering that the services which are rendered to
said companies by the Department of Petroleum, as well as the
technical commission, and by the inspectors’ offices established in
the petroleum field occasion considerable expense to the National
Treasury, this Secretariat, by decision of the Citizen First Chief
of the Constitutionalist Army, in charge of the Executive Power,
under to-day’s date has ordered the following:
First. From the first day of June next, each one of the individuals
or companies now registered in the Secretariat of Fomento and those
which hereafter shall so register, submitting the corresponding
manifestation in conformity with Circular No. 11, with the object of
exploiting the petroleum industry in any of its branches, shall pay
the sum of ($300) three hundred pesos national gold every two months
as inspection fee, whatever may be the amount of the capital stock
manifested, such fee to be paid bimonthly in advance in the offices
of the Secretariat of Hacienda.
Second. This Secretariat will not concede permits for the drilling of
wells or for the execution of any class of work pertaining to the
exploitation of the petroleum industry, to the companies or
individuals who do not duly pay the corresponding inspection fee and
not only from those having work under way, but also from such as
have not yet commenced work, who do not pay the fee referred to, it
shall be collected by the Secretariat of Hacienda under economic
coactive authority, without prejudice to the suspension of work in
process of execution being also ordered by this Secretariat.
Third. Companies which by virtue of previous contracts contribute a
stipulated amount for inspection expenses, are excluded from the
payment of this fee.
The foregoing is hereby given to the public and to the companies or
individuals interested, for their due knowledge and observance.
Constitution and Reforms.
The Secretary in charge of the Office