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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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Urgently Needed, Key Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Held Up in Mexico

Urgently Needed, Key Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Held Up in Mexico

Vast pipeline systems in Mexico crucial to delivering U.S. natural gas production to thirsty markets in Mexico remain stalled with little clarity as to when they might come online.

April 11, 2019
Opportunity Knocks: Negative NatGas Prices in Texas Provide New Incentive for Mexico Market Development

Opportunity Knocks: Negative NatGas Prices in Texas Provide New Incentive for Mexico Market Development

In the Permian Basin of West Texas, producers are paying consumers to take away their natural gas, with spot prices averaging in the negatives all week. Meanwhile, wasteful and harmful flaring of natural gas from the Permian could reach or even exceed 1 Bcf/d this year.

March 28, 2019
Argentina, Chile Sign New Seasonal Natural Gas Flow Agreements With Full-Year Flow Starting in 2021

Argentina, Chile Sign New Seasonal Natural Gas Flow Agreements With Full-Year Flow Starting in 2021

Argentina will this year again send natural gas to Chile from September to May, 2020, Chile’s energy minister Susana Jimenez said Wednesday; but by 2021, natural gas from Argentina will flow to its neighbor throughout the entire year, she said.

March 21, 2019
Mixed Messages Cloud Mexican Energy Policy, but Companies Work Undeterred

Mixed Messages Cloud Mexican Energy Policy, but Companies Work Undeterred

UK-based Ophir Energy plc said this week it has discovered hydrocarbons offshore southeastern Mexico at a well operated by partner Murphy Oil Corp., with further drilling underway to determine commerciality. Though sometimes hard to see, and despite conflicting messages from the new government, the energy business in Mexico pounds on.

March 13, 2019
Chevron Announces Vaca Muerta Pilot as Argentina Natural Gas Market Develops

Chevron Announces Vaca Muerta Pilot as Argentina Natural Gas Market Develops

Chevron Corp. said Tuesday it plans to launch pilot programs this year on 162,000 net acres in the northern part of Argentina’s Vaca Muerta formation in Neuquén province.

March 5, 2019
Pemex Natural Gas Production Down in January; Oil Hits New Low — Bonus Coverage

Pemex Natural Gas Production Down in January; Oil Hits New Low — Bonus Coverage

Natural gas production at Mexico’s state-owned oil and gas giant Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) fell 8.9% year/year in January to 3.696 Bcf/d.

March 1, 2019
Pemex Natural Gas Production Down in January; Oil Hits New Low

Pemex Natural Gas Production Down in January; Oil Hits New Low

Natural gas production at Mexico’s state-owned oil and gas giant Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) fell 8.9% year/year in January to 3.696 Bcf/d.

February 26, 2019
Despite Presidents’ Saber-Rattling, U.S. NatGas Exports to Mexico Expected to Continue

Despite Presidents’ Saber-Rattling, U.S. NatGas Exports to Mexico Expected to Continue

Piped U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico should remain an important part of energy trade, despite rhetoric from President Trump and his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador that threaten the relationship, according to two experts on the subject.

February 14, 2019
U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Said on Solid Footing Despite Political Atmosphere

U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Said on Solid Footing Despite Political Atmosphere

Piped U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico should remain an important part of energy trade, despite rhetoric from President Trump and his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador that threaten the relationship, according to two experts on the subject.

February 12, 2019
U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Surge 11% in First Nine Months of 2018

U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Surge 11% in First Nine Months of 2018

Natural gas exports via pipeline from the United States into Mexico grew 11.2% year/year during the first nine months of 2018 to reach 1.25 Tcf, or 4.6 Bcf/d, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

February 6, 2019