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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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More Balanced Congress a Positive for Mexico Energy Sector, Expert Says

More Balanced Congress a Positive for Mexico Energy Sector, Expert Says

“The Mexican Congress now has a more balanced representation, which is an excellent opportunity for negotiation and to have a moderated agenda,” Casiopea Ramírez Melgar, partner at Fresh Energy Consulting and seasoned expert in the Mexican energy sector, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. “This scenario may provide a more optimistic panorama, especially in terms of…

June 11, 2021
Rules of Game for Mexico Energy Industry at Stake in Upcoming Elections, Specialist Says

Rules of Game for Mexico Energy Industry at Stake in Upcoming Elections, Specialist Says

“For the private and public energy sector, these elections could define the rules of the game for the remainder of the administration,” Layla Vargas, general director at Muvoil Consulting and seasoned expert in the Mexican energy sector, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. Mexico will hold local, legislative and state elections on June 6.  “Currently, we…

May 28, 2021
Uncertainty Stalling Mexico Energy Sector Investment, Says Balam Energy CEO

Uncertainty Stalling Mexico Energy Sector Investment, Says Balam Energy CEO

“There is a stoppage of energy investment in Mexico currently, where the attitude of investors is to wait before expanding existing projects or developing new ones,” Balam Energy CEO Carlos Tapia told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.  Tapia, who opened the consultancy Balam Energy in 2019, has more than 20 years of experience working on…

May 14, 2021
Mexico Hydrocarbons Law Could Cause Impasses in Natural Gas Sector, WoodMac Expert Says

Mexico Hydrocarbons Law Could Cause Impasses in Natural Gas Sector, WoodMac Expert Says

“Most if not all modifications” to Mexico’s Hydrocarbons Law set to come into force would “impact Mexico’s natural gas sector, from exploration and production to midstream to downstream operations,” Ricardo Falcón, Senior Gas Analyst for Mexico at Wood Mackenzie, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.  “I can foresee some impasses here,” he said in an…

April 30, 2021
Texas Freeze Demonstrates Need for Further Mexico-U.S. Energy Integration, Expert Says

Texas Freeze Demonstrates Need for Further Mexico-U.S. Energy Integration, Expert Says

Freezing weather in Texas in February and the subsequent energy supply problems on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border underline a need for greater energy integration between the two countries, Lorena Patterson, senior energy specialist and strategist, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.   “I would advocate for greater integration between the markets, and more diversification…

April 16, 2021
Mexico Needs Fiscal Framework for Natural Gas Storage, Atlantic Council Energy Chairman Says (Part 2)

Mexico Needs Fiscal Framework for Natural Gas Storage, Atlantic Council Energy Chairman Says (Part 2)

Mexico needs to develop a fiscal framework for natural gas storage, Chairman David Goldwyn of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Energy Advisory Board told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. “I think the first thing you need is a fiscal framework which compensates people for building and having storage. And so that means you’ve got…

April 1, 2021
Mexico Giving “Stay Away” Signal to Investors, Atlantic Council Energy Group Chairman Says (Part 1)

Mexico Giving “Stay Away” Signal to Investors, Atlantic Council Energy Group Chairman Says (Part 1)

“By pausing the renewable energy auctions and pausing the oil auctions, the president has basically given a ‘stay away’ signal to foreign investment in the energy sector,” David Goldwyn, Chairman of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Energy Advisory Board, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. Recent policy decisions have “really put into question Mexico’s…

March 26, 2021
Mexico Electricity Law Proposal Said Worrying Investors

Mexico Electricity Law Proposal Said Worrying Investors

“The principal concern of international companies and investors is the uncertainty that the electricity law could cause, and a lot of people are holding off on further investments while they wait to see what will happen,” Marcela Roque, Energy Director at Luxem Energía in Mexico City, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. “Many investors have…

March 12, 2021
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
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