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Adam D. Williams is a reporter and writer based in Mexico City that has covered Latin America for 10 years, previously with Bloomberg both in Mexico and Central America. His work has appeared in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune, among others.

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Sense of Reactivation in Mexico Oil and Gas, Industry Leader Says

Sense of Reactivation in Mexico Oil and Gas, Industry Leader Says

After a down period in the Mexico oil and gas industry, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s a renewed push for exploration and drilling activity given the elevated hydrocarbon price environment, Marco Cota, CEO and founder of Talanza Energy, told NGI’s Mexico GPI. “We’re seeing a lot of drilling plans for this year and next…

May 6, 2022
Future Sistrangas Open Seasons Could Favor Mexico’s CFE and Pemex, Expert Lawyer Says

Future Sistrangas Open Seasons Could Favor Mexico’s CFE and Pemex, Expert Lawyer Says

Potential future open seasons on Mexico’s Sistrangas national pipeline system could be designed to benefit the nation’s state-run energy companies Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), according to energy and regulatory lawyer Paulina Doen. “At the same time, given that both CFE and Pemex use the Sistrangas system, the open seasons could…

April 22, 2022
Despite Strong Push, Mexico Electricity Bill Unlikely to Pass, Says Eurasia’s Petersen

Despite Strong Push, Mexico Electricity Bill Unlikely to Pass, Says Eurasia’s Petersen

Eurasia Group senior analyst Carlos Petersen forecasts that the Mexican electricity reform has very low odds of approval. The bill “would have to be modified and considerably different than it is currently to have any chance of approval,” Petersen told NGI’s Mexico GPI. The constitutional reform is set to be voted on in the nation’s…

April 1, 2022
Mexico Energy Sector Lagging on Gender Equity, WEN President Says

Mexico Energy Sector Lagging on Gender Equity, WEN President Says

“I believe it is important for public and private sectors to not focus solely on increasing the participation of women in terms of labor, but rather there be a true revolution within the interior of institutions and companies to really reduce the gender gap,” María Luisa Licón, legal counsel at Marathon Petroleum Corp. and founding…

March 18, 2022
Mexico Electricity Bill Could Be Political Bluff, Says Energy Industry Veteran

Mexico Electricity Bill Could Be Political Bluff, Says Energy Industry Veteran

“One scenario to consider is if the electricity proposal is really something that will be voted on in the senate and the congress and that the government seeks to approve it, or if it’s actually just a political instrument that’s being used,” said Susana Ivana Cazorla Espinosa, founder and partner at SICE nrgy in Mexico…

March 4, 2022
Mexico Electricity Bill Could Harm Small to Midsize Businesses, Specialist Lawyer Says

Mexico Electricity Bill Could Harm Small to Midsize Businesses, Specialist Lawyer Says

“I think emphasis on how the electricity reform proposal could affect small to midsized Mexican businesses is a key point to be addressed and discussed,” Paolo Salerno, founding partner of the firm Salerno and Associate Experts in Energy, told NGI’s Mexico GPI.  Salerno added: “I think the impact of the proposal on small to midsize…

February 18, 2022
Major Oil and Gas Companies Disillusioned with Mexico Uncertainty, Veteran Executive Says

Major Oil and Gas Companies Disillusioned with Mexico Uncertainty, Veteran Executive Says

“Among the majors, there’s definitely a disillusionment and disappointment for how things are evolving in the sector, which wasn’t what many expected” when they invested in Mexico, said Alfredo García, managing director at Siete Energy and 31-year veteran in oil and gas exploration and development services.  “I think the reasons for inactivity or abandoned projects…

February 4, 2022
Mexican Consumer Prices to Rise if Electricity Proposal Passes, Baker Institute Director Says

Mexican Consumer Prices to Rise if Electricity Proposal Passes, Baker Institute Director Says

“I think people are in for a very big surprise if they allow the Mexican government to monopolize the electricity sector; it’s simply not going to do Mexicans any favors in terms of efficiency, competition, low prices, or capital investment,” Tony Payan, Director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University’s…

January 21, 2022
Mexican Energy Companies On Edge in New Year, Top Industry Lawyer Says

Mexican Energy Companies On Edge in New Year, Top Industry Lawyer Says

“Widespread uncertainty is impacting energy companies in Mexico on a daily basis,” David Enríquez, senior partner at the Mexico City-based law firm Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados, told NGI’s Mexico GPI. “Some companies don’t even know if they will continue to exist in the next few months or if they’re going to have a permit to…

January 7, 2022
Mexico Likely to Experience Power Outages in 2022, Industry Expert Says

Mexico Likely to Experience Power Outages in 2022, Industry Expert Says

“It appears the demand for electricity is beginning to grow again as the economy recovers and that, if there is a sudden spike in demand, for example, the supply isn’t going to be there to meet it,” Víctor Florencio Ramírez, directing partner at Mexico City-based consultancy Perceptia21 Energía, told NGI’s Mexico GPI. “We’re going to…

December 23, 2021
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