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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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Cenagas to Open Bidding on Mayakan Interconnect, Will Ease Yucatán Gas Shortfall

Cenagas to Open Bidding on Mayakan Interconnect, Will Ease Yucatán Gas Shortfall

Mexico’s pipeline operator Centro Nacional de Control del Gas Natural (Cenagas) will open bidding on an interconnection project connecting the Mayakan pipeline in the Yucatán peninsula to the national Sistrangas grid, according to the head of Cenagas, Elvira Daniel.

December 5, 2019
NGI 2020: AMLO’s Tumultuous First Year in Office Creates New Energy Environment in Mexico

NGI 2020: AMLO’s Tumultuous First Year in Office Creates New Energy Environment in Mexico

Editor’s Note: This is one of a 14-piece series NGI undertook as the energy industry readied for the new year, with Lower 48 natural gas and oil supply continuing to surge in an uncertain environment as liquefied natural gas exports ramp up, Mexico markets remain shrouded and stakeholders demand more value. Get your complimentary copy of NGI’s 2020 Special Report today.

December 3, 2019
Mexico’s Natural Gas Market “Making Progress,” Says BP Energy CEO

Mexico’s Natural Gas Market “Making Progress,” Says BP Energy CEO

Mexico’s natural gas market continues to slowly advance towards an open and competitive business, the CEO of BP Energy Co. Orlando Alvarez said earlier this month at the U.S-Mexico Natural Gas Forum in San Antonio, TX.

November 26, 2019
Mexico’s Energy Reform Firmly in Place Despite Rhetoric, Say Experts

Mexico’s Energy Reform Firmly in Place Despite Rhetoric, Say Experts

The Mexican energy reform that opened up the market to private participation remains in place despite President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s vocal opposition to it, according to experts who spoke Monday at the U.S.-Mexico Natural Gas Forum in San Antonio, TX.

November 12, 2019
Argentine Natural Gas Promises Chile Cheaper Energy Prices, Lower Carbon Footprint

Argentine Natural Gas Promises Chile Cheaper Energy Prices, Lower Carbon Footprint

As Chile attempts to return to normal after days of protests that have divided the nation, natural gas has emerged as a potential way to help lower the cost of living, which has been at the center of citizens’ demands for change.

October 22, 2019
Pent-Up Permian Natural Gas Set for Another Mexican Outlet with Interconnect, Storage Project — Bonus Coverage

Pent-Up Permian Natural Gas Set for Another Mexican Outlet with Interconnect, Storage Project — Bonus Coverage

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October 11, 2019
Pent-Up Permian Natural Gas Set for Another Mexican Outlet with Interconnect, Storage Project

Pent-Up Permian Natural Gas Set for Another Mexican Outlet with Interconnect, Storage Project

San Antonio, TX-based Mirage Energy Corp. announced the signing of an interconnect agreement between its subsidiary WPF Transmission and Whistler Pipeline LLC, providing Permian Basin gas producers the opportunity for further access to Mexican markets.

October 9, 2019
LatAm Oil Production Seen Rising Slightly in 2020 After Half- Decade of Decline

LatAm Oil Production Seen Rising Slightly in 2020 After Half- Decade of Decline

Latin America’s oil production could see a small uptick in 2020 after four consecutive years of hefty declines, according to analysts at Raymond James & Associates Inc.

October 3, 2019
More Private Investment Said Needed for Mexico to Meet Natural Gas Goals, Reduce Imports

More Private Investment Said Needed for Mexico to Meet Natural Gas Goals, Reduce Imports

Mexico needs significant help from the private sector if it is to increase domestic natural gas production and reduce its import dependency on the United States, according to energy expert Emily Medina, a fellow at Washington DC-based Energy Policy Research Foundation.

September 23, 2019
Fermaca Inks New Pipeline Deal With Mexico, Paves Way for Waha-Guadalajara Gas

Fermaca Inks New Pipeline Deal With Mexico, Paves Way for Waha-Guadalajara Gas

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced on Wednesday that a deal has been reached with local pipeline company Fermaca, bringing to an end a months-long conflict over natural gas pipeline contracts in the country.

September 11, 2019