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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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Mexico’s Nearshoring Opportunity Said Threatened by Insufficient Energy Infrastructure

Mexico’s Nearshoring Opportunity Said Threatened by Insufficient Energy Infrastructure

Mexico’s reliance on U.S natural gas to meet national electricity needs would continue to represent a short-term risk for the country in the event of extreme climate conditions, according to the credit rating agency Moody’s Ratings. Throughout early May, Mexico experienced a nationwide heatwave that drove a surge in electricity demand across the country. The…

May 29, 2024
Mexico Hydrocarbons Law Said Heightening Private Sector Midstream Risks

Mexico Hydrocarbons Law Said Heightening Private Sector Midstream Risks

A recent ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the 2021 Hydrocarbons Law could further limit the ability of private companies to obtain regulatory permits and heighten risks of government intervention in midstream and downstream operations, industry experts told NGI’s Mexico GPI.  Last month, the majority of Mexico’s 11 Supreme Court Justices…

May 15, 2024
Mexico Power Grid Braces for Long Summer After Blackouts

Mexico Power Grid Braces for Long Summer After Blackouts

Widespread blackouts in early May across 21 of Mexico’s 32 states are a troubling sign ahead of summer months, which is when the nation’s electricity demand peaks, according to three industry experts who spoke with NGI’s Mexico GPI. “I think it’s going to be a spring and summer of constant blackouts. Not daily, but frequently,”…

May 14, 2024
Mexico Energy Industry Expecting Improved Dialogue with Next Government

Mexico Energy Industry Expecting Improved Dialogue with Next Government

“My first hope for the next presidential administration in Mexico, whoever wins, is that they are receptive and listen to the voices of the sector,” Beatriz Marcelino, CEO of Grupo CIITA, told NGI’s Mexico GPI. “During the first years of this administration, the doors were closed for us and members of the sector and we…

May 10, 2024
Mexico Natural Gas Imports Seen Breaking Records During Next Administration

Mexico Natural Gas Imports Seen Breaking Records During Next Administration

Mexico’s dependency on the United States for natural gas supplies is expected to continue to rise and hit record levels during the country’s next presidential administration from 2024-2030, according to Adrián Duhalt, a research scholar at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. Mexico’s natural gas imports via pipeline have averaged 6.08 Bcf/d year-to-date through…

May 7, 2024
Mexico Energy Under Sheinbaum Could Follow Similar AMLO Model, Expert Analyst Says

Mexico Energy Under Sheinbaum Could Follow Similar AMLO Model, Expert Analyst Says

Mexico’s reliance on U.S. natural gas imports is likely to increase if Claudia Sheinbaum, who is expected to win Mexico’s June 2 presidential election, maintains the state-centric approach of outgoing President Andrés Manual López Obrador, aka AMLO, according to analyst Carlos Ramírez Fuentes. Ramírez, a political and economic risk consultant at Mexico City-based Integralia Consultores,…

April 26, 2024
Mexico’s Sheinbaum Promises Energy Continuity Amid Sector Challenges 

Mexico’s Sheinbaum Promises Energy Continuity Amid Sector Challenges 

With only weeks remaining until Mexico’s June 2 presidential election, members of the energy industry are weighing in on what the sector might look like during an administration led by Claudia Sheinbaum of the Morena coalition, who has a commanding lead in national polls.    On the campaign trail, Sheinbaum has explained that she would continue…

April 24, 2024
Mexico’s Amigo LNG Project Benefiting From U.S. Permit Pause, CEO Says

Mexico’s Amigo LNG Project Benefiting From U.S. Permit Pause, CEO Says

The Amigo liquefaction project planned in western Mexico has been positively impacted by the Biden administration’s pause on new U.S. LNG export permits, according to LNG Alliance CEO Mutthu Chezhian. LNG Alliance is developing the Amigo LNG project at the port of Guaymas in Sonora on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The Amigo project would include a…

April 12, 2024
Natural Gas Vital to Mexico’s Energy Security Goals, Says Former CRE Chairman

Natural Gas Vital to Mexico’s Energy Security Goals, Says Former CRE Chairman

Since taking office in 2018, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has reiterated that his government would prioritize energy security and reduce the country’s dependency on foreign fuel imports, such as natural gas and gasoline.  While López Obrador’s government has built a $19 billion refinery in the southern state of Tabasco in hopes to reduce…

April 10, 2024
Mexico Presidential Frontrunner Sheinbaum Promises Dominant CFE, Pemex if Elected

Mexico Presidential Frontrunner Sheinbaum Promises Dominant CFE, Pemex if Elected

Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico’s presidential candidate for the ruling Morena Party, seeks continuity for the national energy sector.  In a March 18 speech to commemorate the anniversary of state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Sheinbaum said her administration would follow the path of the Andrés Manuel López Obrador government and continue to prioritize the dominant role…

March 27, 2024
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