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Eduardo Prud'homme

Eduardo, who is head of Mexico energy consultancy Gadex, is based in Mexico City with over 22 years of experience in the Mexican energy sector and in regulatory affairs, with a focus on natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, refined products, electricity and utility projects. He began his career at Pemex, in the refining division. He then worked for Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) for 14 years, becoming the Tariffs General Director in 2010 and its Chief Economist in 2014. From July 2015 to February 2019 he served as the ISO Chief Officer for Mexico's pipeline operator Cenagas overseeing the technical, commercial and economic management of the Natural Gas Integrated System (SISTRANGAS).

Column: Understanding CFE’s Growing Role in the North American Natural Gas Market

Column: Understanding CFE’s Growing Role in the North American Natural Gas Market

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. For a while now, CFE Internacional (CFEi), a company incorporated in 2016 in Delaware, has been among the 15 largest marketers of…

September 23, 2022
Column: Mexico’s Unending Quest for Energy Security Rattles On

Column: Mexico’s Unending Quest for Energy Security Rattles On

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. Mexico’s power matrix relies on natural gas for 65% of its output. As such, gas consumption sees the same kind of seasonality…

September 9, 2022
Column: Gateway Pipeline Shows CFE Willing, Able to Work with Private Sector

Column: Gateway Pipeline Shows CFE Willing, Able to Work with Private Sector

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. It’s impossible to deny the positive aspects of the 1.3 Bcf/d Southeast Gateway Pipeline project announced by TC Energía in the first…

August 12, 2022
COLUMN: Law Favors Marketers Unwilling to Accept Mexico Natural Gas Transport Terms

COLUMN: Law Favors Marketers Unwilling to Accept Mexico Natural Gas Transport Terms

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. A few weeks after Mexican Energy Minister Sener announced its strategy for optimizing capacity on the Sistrangas natural gas pipeline network, the…

July 15, 2022
COLUMN: With Mexico Market Rule Change, Natural Gas Users Could Lose Out

COLUMN: With Mexico Market Rule Change, Natural Gas Users Could Lose Out

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. The decision by Mexico’s Energy Ministry (Sener) to require users to source imported gas from state companies upends a long process of…

July 1, 2022
COLUMN: Forcing Sistrangas Users to Source Gas From State Would Threaten Mexico Gas Market

COLUMN: Forcing Sistrangas Users to Source Gas From State Would Threaten Mexico Gas Market

The spring of 2017 promised a change in the natural gas industry in Mexico. An open season to allocate capacity on the Sistrangas national pipeline system, together with an auction of capacity in the main gas entry pipeline into the country, paved the way for private traders to offer supply proposals to Mexican consumers. At the time, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) was barely able to meet half of national demand through its production. Energy regulator Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE) and Energy Ministry Sener knew that depending on Pemex as the only intermediary capable of importing gas was not the best practice to benefit users.

June 17, 2022
COLUMN: When Will New Natural Gas Projects Materialize in Mexico?

COLUMN: When Will New Natural Gas Projects Materialize in Mexico?

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. With the constitutional reform proposal for the energy sector shot down, President López Obrador will find it hard to reverse the structural…

May 27, 2022
COLUMN: Mexico-U.S. Energy Partnership Needs to be Strengthened, not Watered Down

COLUMN: Mexico-U.S. Energy Partnership Needs to be Strengthened, not Watered Down

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. The asymmetry between the energy markets of the United States and Mexico is a consequence of differences in natural resource endowments, economic…

May 13, 2022
COLUMN: Russia Conflict Creates Market Opportunity for Mexico LNG Export Projects

COLUMN: Russia Conflict Creates Market Opportunity for Mexico LNG Export Projects

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. As part of its effort to displace Russian gas, the Biden administration has committed to sending an additional 15 Bcm of liquefied…

April 29, 2022
COLUMN: Mexico Energy Sector Takes Center Stage Amid Soaring Prices

COLUMN: Mexico Energy Sector Takes Center Stage Amid Soaring Prices

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. The energy sector is under the spotlight in Mexico perhaps unlike any time in recent history. The modification of the sector’s legal…

April 8, 2022
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