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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 Energy Investors Looking to Biden, USMCA to Defend Interests, Expert Lawyer Says

Mexico Energy Investors Looking to Biden, USMCA to Defend Interests, Expert Lawyer Says

“Investors are waiting to see if U.S. President Biden will defend the interests of the North American companies that have money invested in Mexico and that are financed by development banks in North America,” Antonio Prado, seasoned international lawyer and executive at consultancy EnerSalpra, told NGI’s Mexico GPI.  “There’s a lot of hope that there…

February 26, 2021
Mexico’s Midterm Elections in June Said Vital for Energy Industry

Mexico’s Midterm Elections in June Said Vital for Energy Industry

Mexico’s mid-term federal elections in June will be fundamental in determining the direction of the energy industry in the upcoming years, according to a top energy lawyer in Mexico City. Thompson & Knight LLP’s Claudio Rodríguez-Galán, who heads the Mexico City offices for the law firm, recently discussed the upcoming elections with NGI’s Mexico Gas…

February 12, 2021
Mexico Taking Steps to Undo Energy Reform, Says Former CRE Commissioner

Mexico Taking Steps to Undo Energy Reform, Says Former CRE Commissioner

“The energy reform sought to create a sector that operated as a market with technical criteria and with long-term investor certainty, and that is being dismantled,” Guillermo Zúñiga, former Commissioner at the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) from 2013-2019, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.  Zúñiga, currently an international attorney at the Earthjustice environmental nonprofit based…

January 29, 2021
Current Mexico Energy Policy Harmful to Private Investment, Former CRE Commissioner Says

Current Mexico Energy Policy Harmful to Private Investment, Former CRE Commissioner Says

“We are effectively seeing this administration block the participation of private industry in the energy sector across all segments,” Montserrat Ramiro, former Commissioner at Mexico’s Comisión Reguladora de Energia (CRE), told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. “Apparently they think the optimal outcome is total control of the market by state-owned companies. Moreover, they think markets…

January 22, 2021
New U.S. Administration Likely Means More Natural Gas for Mexico, Expert Says

New U.S. Administration Likely Means More Natural Gas for Mexico, Expert Says

“With more of a push to decarbonize the U.S., combined with more demand from Mexico for natural gas in the short and mid-term, we are going to continue to see increased dependence on U.S. natural gas in Mexico,” Leonardo Beltrán, a seasoned expert in Mexico energy policy, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.  “The change…

January 8, 2021
Mexico Ruling on Zama Unitization to be Crucial Decision in 2021, Expert Says

Mexico Ruling on Zama Unitization to be Crucial Decision in 2021, Expert Says

“The Zama case is very important in our eyes and in the eyes of all oil investors, international and domestic, because of the precedents that will be set when the state oil company wants a share of production,” George Baker, Managing Principal of the Houston-based consultancy Baker & Associates and long-time publisher of the Mexico…

December 18, 2020
Clear Rules Will Boost Mexico Energy Investor Confidence, Veteran Expert Says

Clear Rules Will Boost Mexico Energy Investor Confidence, Veteran Expert Says

“Based on my day-to-day experience dealing with clients and different actors in the energy sector, I think the main concern in the industry is that the rules established for private investment are respected,” said Graciela Álvarez Hoth, CEO of risk management and energy consultancy firm NRGI Broker, who has more than 30 years of experience…

December 11, 2020
Window to Develop Mexico Oil & Gas is Now, CNH Commissioner Says

Window to Develop Mexico Oil & Gas is Now, CNH Commissioner Says

“I think that we still have a window of time to explore and develop our natural riches, but we need to do so now,” said Sergio Pimentel, Commissioner at Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH). “If not, we are leaving these resources in the ground and could be depriving future generations of Mexican citizens of…

November 20, 2020
Mexico Upstream Investment Steady Despite Difficult 2020, Amexhi Head Says

Mexico Upstream Investment Steady Despite Difficult 2020, Amexhi Head Says

“One thing that I am proud of is that despite the Covid situation, both upstream investment and production has increased or been sustained in Mexico,” said Merlin Cochran, General Director of the Association of Mexican Hydrocarbons Companies (Amexhi), a non-profit civil association that brings together the main oil and gas investors and operators in Mexico. …

November 6, 2020
Expert Says Mexico Energy Industry Remains Attractive Long-Term

Expert Says Mexico Energy Industry Remains Attractive Long-Term

Mexico remains a great bet for long-term energy investment due to its highly strategic geopolitical position, according to Adriana Citlali Sánchez, a seasoned expert in fiscal planning and taxation in the Mexican energy industry, with more than 17 years of experience with major national and international companies. “We must not forget that the current government…

October 23, 2020
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