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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 Reaches Deal with Pipeline Companies, Gives Green Light to 2.6 Bcf/d Cross-Border Pipe

Mexico Reaches Deal with Pipeline Companies, Gives Green Light to 2.6 Bcf/d Cross-Border Pipe

Mexican utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has reached new contract terms with three pipeline companies, ending a conflict that began in early July and allowing for the start of commercial natural gas delivery on the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan marine pipeline.

August 27, 2019
Argentine Primary Election Results Resurface Interventionist Fears in Energy Sector — Bonus Coverage

Argentine Primary Election Results Resurface Interventionist Fears in Energy Sector — Bonus Coverage

Editor’s Note: Please enjoy this bonus coverage from NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, which includes daily prices, analysis and coverage of the emerging natural gas market in Mexico.

August 27, 2019
Argentine Primary Election Results Resurface Interventionist Fears in Energy Sector

Argentine Primary Election Results Resurface Interventionist Fears in Energy Sector

The resounding defeat for President Mauricio Macri in the Argentine primary elections earlier this month had an immediate financial impact: the peso lost 25% of its value against the dollar, and the stock market plunged. It also led many in the Argentine energy sector to fear the uncertainty of what is to come.

August 22, 2019
Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline Conflict Could be Over This Week, Says López Obrador

Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline Conflict Could be Over This Week, Says López Obrador

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during his morning press conference Monday that a resolution to the standoff between Mexican utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and natural gas pipeline developers could be reached later this week.

August 19, 2019
Fitch Calls Mexico’s Hydrocarbons Goals Through 2024 Unrealistic

Fitch Calls Mexico’s Hydrocarbons Goals Through 2024 Unrealistic

The oil production goals of Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) as set out in its recently released business plan are unlikely to be realized, according to credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings.

August 13, 2019
Mexico LNG Export Terminals Gather Steam as Pipeline Standoff Continues

Mexico LNG Export Terminals Gather Steam as Pipeline Standoff Continues

While the Mexican government’s attempts to renegotiate contracts on seven pipelines temporarily stall the development of the local natural gas market, two export projects on the west coast continue to gather momentum.

August 7, 2019
TC Energy Warns Mexico Pipeline Spat to Drag Into 2021 if Ongoing Talks Fail

TC Energy Warns Mexico Pipeline Spat to Drag Into 2021 if Ongoing Talks Fail

TC Energy Corp.’s management team said during its second quarter earnings call that pipeline arbitration with Mexico over three pipelines in the country could continue on until 2021 if a solution is not found before legal proceedings begin.

August 6, 2019
Argentina Launches International Tender for Vaca Muerta-Buenos Aires Pipeline

Argentina Launches International Tender for Vaca Muerta-Buenos Aires Pipeline

Argentina on Wednesday launched an international tender for a multibillion dollar pipeline to transport natural gas from the Vaca Muerta shale formation in the western part of the country to capital Buenos Aires. Bids will be opened on September 12.

July 31, 2019
IEnova Expecting Speedy Resolution to Conflict on 2.6 Bcf/d Sur de Texas-Tuxpan Pipeline

IEnova Expecting Speedy Resolution to Conflict on 2.6 Bcf/d Sur de Texas-Tuxpan Pipeline

Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova), Sempra Energy’s Mexico subsidiary, said Thursday it expected “a positive solution in the short term” on its stalled 2.6 Bcf/d Sur de Texas-Tuxpan marine pipeline.

July 25, 2019
Mexico’s Natural Gas Plans Include Unconventional, Deepwater Projects

Mexico’s Natural Gas Plans Include Unconventional, Deepwater Projects

The 2019-2023 business plan presented by Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) this week includes designs to develop deepwater and unconventional fields as a way to increase natural gas production.

July 18, 2019