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Christopher Lenton

Christopher joined NGI as a Senior Editor for Mexico and Latin America in November, 2018. Prior to that, he was a Senior Editorial Manager at BNamericas in Santiago, Chile. Based out of Santiago, he has covered Latin American energy markets since 2009 as a reporter, editor and analyst. He has an MA in International Economic Policy from Columbia University and a BA in International Studies from Trinity College.

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Mexico’s CFE to Add 642 MW Natural Gas Power Plant to Fleet in December

Mexico’s CFE to Add 642 MW Natural Gas Power Plant to Fleet in December

Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is set to start producing electricity in early December at its long delayed 642 MW Huexca combined-cycle thermal power plant in the central state of Morelos. The completed plant in Morelos state has been stalled because of local protests and objections over the natural gas-fired power plant and neighboring…

November 24, 2020
MPL Chief Sees Room for Three LNG Export Projects on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

MPL Chief Sees Room for Three LNG Export Projects on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Mexico’s Pacific Coast could see more than one natural gas export project being developed in the coming years as Asian markets increase their appetite for imports of cheap and reliable U.S. gas via the shortest transport route possible. Mexico Pacific Ltd. LLC’s (MPL) CEO Doug Shanda thinks his company’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project…

November 24, 2020
Phillips 66 Completes NGL Upgrades at Sweeny Hub Serving Permian, Eagle Ford Operators

Phillips 66 Completes NGL Upgrades at Sweeny Hub Serving Permian, Eagle Ford Operators

Phillips 66 has completed a $1.4 billion infrastructure upgrade near its Houston Ship Channel facilities to serve the Permian Shale and Eagle Ford Shale. Houston-based Phillips 66 management said operations have begun on two natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation plants at its Sweeny Hub in Old Ocean, TX, south of Houston. With a combined capacity…

November 24, 2020
MPL to Source U.S. Gas for Potential Second LNG Project on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

MPL to Source U.S. Gas for Potential Second LNG Project on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Mexico’s Pacific Coast could see more than one natural gas export project being developed in the coming years as Asian markets increase their appetite for imports of cheap and reliable U.S. gas via the shortest transport route possible. Mexico Pacific Limited LLC’s (MPL) CEO Doug Shanda thinks his company’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project…

November 20, 2020
MPL Sees ‘Commercial Momentum’ for Second LNG Project on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

MPL Sees ‘Commercial Momentum’ for Second LNG Project on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Mexico’s Pacific Coast could see more than one natural gas export project being developed in the coming years as Asian markets increase their appetite for imports of cheap and reliable U.S. gas via the shortest transport route possible. Mexico Pacific Limited LLC’s (MPL) CEO Doug Shanda thinks his company’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project…

November 19, 2020
Argentina Natural Gas Production Down 11% in September

Argentina Natural Gas Production Down 11% in September

Natural gas production in Argentina fell by 10.9% year/year in September to 122.8 million cubic meters/day (MMm3/d), or 4.37 Bcf/d, according to the latest report by the IAE Argentine Energy Institute. Production was down from 4.38 Bcf/d in August.  Analysts attributed the drop to restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Argentina has had…

November 17, 2020
Energía Costa Azul Sanctioned, Looks to Become Mexico’s First LNG Export Project

Energía Costa Azul Sanctioned, Looks to Become Mexico’s First LNG Export Project

San Diego-based Sempra Energy has reached a final investment decision (FID) for the development, construction and operation of a natural gas liquefaction plant in Mexico’s Baja California. Energía Costa Azul (ECA) is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) joint venture between subsidiaries Sempra LNG and Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova). It is the first LNG export project…

November 17, 2020
YPF Open to Vaca Muerta Farm-Ins, Sees Shale Production Bouncing Back to Pre-Covid Levels

YPF Open to Vaca Muerta Farm-Ins, Sees Shale Production Bouncing Back to Pre-Covid Levels

Executives at Argentina’s state energy firm Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales SA (YPF) said their oil and gas fields are starting to return to work after the complete shutdown in April that became “the worst” month in the company’s history. Argentina responded to the arrival of the coronavirus in March with strict lockdown measures that have only…

November 13, 2020
López Obrador Energy Policies Seen as Main Risk to New Era of Mexico-U.S. Bilateral Ties

López Obrador Energy Policies Seen as Main Risk to New Era of Mexico-U.S. Bilateral Ties

Energy is set to be a sticky issue in the new Mexico-United States relationship under U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. Moves by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that favor public sector companies Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) over private sector entities have caused considerable concern to U.S. investors in…

November 12, 2020
Oil, Gas Well Intervention Costs in Mexico Seen Surpassing $3 Billion in Years Ahead

Oil, Gas Well Intervention Costs in Mexico Seen Surpassing $3 Billion in Years Ahead

Mexico could prove to be busy for the services sector in the years ahead as its producing wells age and the cost to keep them going mounts. According to new analysis from Rystad Energy, around 75% of Mexico’s oil and gas producing wells are mature, and the cost to keep them pumping could exceed $3…

November 5, 2020
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