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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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Pemex Bets on Natural Gas-Rich Ixachi Field; AMLO Backs Production Goals

Pemex Bets on Natural Gas-Rich Ixachi Field; AMLO Backs Production Goals

Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) will invest 56 billion pesos or about $3 billion in the natural gas-rich Ixachi field in Veracruz with the aim of reaching production of 80,000 b/d of crude and 600 MMcf/d of gas by 2023, CEO Octavio Romero Oropeza said on Tuesday.

May 22, 2019
Mexico Shale Ban Could Hit NatGas Production, Increase Need for U.S. Imports, Says Baker Institute — Bonus Coverage

Mexico Shale Ban Could Hit NatGas Production, Increase Need for U.S. Imports, Says Baker Institute — Bonus Coverage

Banning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the development of the country’s vast shale resources could defeat Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policy aims of limiting natural gas imports, according to an issue brief put together by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

May 15, 2019
Mexico Shale Ban Could Hit NatGas Production, Increase Need for U.S. Imports, Says Baker Institute

Mexico Shale Ban Could Hit NatGas Production, Increase Need for U.S. Imports, Says Baker Institute

Banning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the development of the country’s vast shale resources could defeat Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policy aims of limiting natural gas imports, according to an issue brief put together by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

May 13, 2019
Decision to Go it Alone on $8B Refinery Said Harmful to Mexico NatGas Aims

Decision to Go it Alone on $8B Refinery Said Harmful to Mexico NatGas Aims

The decision to cancel the engineering, procurement and construction tender for the midsize Dos Bocas refinery in Mexico’s Tabasco state and instead have state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) undertake the project alone will prove detrimental to the nation’s production of natural gas, according to experts.

May 9, 2019
IEnova’s Marine NatGas Pipeline Startup Near but Guaymas-El Oro Still Stalled — Bonus Coverage

IEnova’s Marine NatGas Pipeline Startup Near but Guaymas-El Oro Still Stalled — Bonus Coverage

Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova), Sempra Energy’s Mexico subsidiary, said recently the 2.6 Bcf/d Sur de Texas-Tuxpan marine pipeline should be online “in a few weeks,” in time for the Mexican summer when natural gas demand traditionally peaks.

May 3, 2019
IEnova’s Marine NatGas Pipeline Startup Near but Guaymas-El Oro Still Stalled

IEnova’s Marine NatGas Pipeline Startup Near but Guaymas-El Oro Still Stalled

Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova), Sempra Energy’s Mexico subsidiary, said Tuesday the 2.6 Bcf/d Sur de Texas-Tuxpan marine pipeline should be online “in a few weeks,” in time for the Mexican summer when natural gas demand traditionally peaks.

May 1, 2019
U.S. Pricing Dominates Physical Natural Gas Market Transactions in Mexico, MGPI Survey Says — Bonus Coverage

U.S. Pricing Dominates Physical Natural Gas Market Transactions in Mexico, MGPI Survey Says — Bonus Coverage

The first survey of buyers and sellers of natural gas in Mexico conducted by NGI’s Mexico GPI shows that U.S. price indexes are involved in the majority of transactions in Mexico.

May 1, 2019
U.S. Pricing Dominates Physical Natural Gas Market Transactions in Mexico, MGPI Survey Says

U.S. Pricing Dominates Physical Natural Gas Market Transactions in Mexico, MGPI Survey Says

The first survey of buyers and sellers of natural gas in Mexico conducted by NGI’s Mexico GPI shows that U.S. price indexes are involved in the majority of transactions in Mexico.

April 25, 2019
Urgently Needed, Key Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Held Up in Mexico — Bonus Coverage

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

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 16, 2019
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