812.6363/456: Telegram

The Chargé in Mexico (Summerlin) to the Acting Secretary of State

2076. Your telegram number 1992, May 3, 2 p.m. Cabrera stated this morning that he will endeavor to arrange with the Department of Industry and Commerce for the issuance of provisional permits to drill, etc., but that new wells drilled under such permits should be subject to any new legislation which may be passed. He stated further that arrangements will be made before issuance of permits for erecting tanks, laying pipe lines, etc. He promised me a definite reply in regard to permits for drilling within the next eight days.