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Ronald Buchanan

Ronald Buchanan, was born and bred in Glasgow, Scotland. Having launched a career in journalism with Scottish newspapers, he left for London to join The Guardian and, briefly, the Financial Times. From London, he moved to Mexico, where he wrote for Business Week, the Financial Times and other publications, several of them Mexican.

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Mexico Correspondent | Mexico City, MX

email ronald.buchanan@naturalgasintel.com

Move to Strengthen Mexico State Power Firm Said Step to Dismantling Energy Reform

Move to Strengthen Mexico State Power Firm Said Step to Dismantling Energy Reform

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, reported to be recovering from the effects of the coronavirus in the National Palace, on Monday submitted a bill to congress that could change the rules of the game in the Mexican electricity market. Analysts and sector participants have said the proposed changes to grant state power company Comisión Federal…

February 4, 2021
Cabinet Changes in Mexico Bring Hope for Improving Investment Conditions

Cabinet Changes in Mexico Bring Hope for Improving Investment Conditions

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico reshuffled his cabinet early in December in what several analysts consider a move that will improve relations with the private sector and potential foreign investors. The new officials, the analysts suggested, are likely also to work more closely with their U.S. counterparts in the upcoming administration of President…

December 16, 2020
Private Sector Sees Potential New Opening to Invest in Mexico Energy Sector

Private Sector Sees Potential New Opening to Invest in Mexico Energy Sector

Not for the first time, private sector energy leaders are holding high-level talks with senior officials of the current Mexican government in an effort to boost investment in oil, gas and power. This comes after Mexico’s government announced five energy projects worth $5 billion as part of a new public-private infrastructure plan. Four of the…

November 25, 2020
As More End Users Switch to Natural Gas in Central America, LNG Displacing Costlier Fuels

As More End Users Switch to Natural Gas in Central America, LNG Displacing Costlier Fuels

Low-cost liquefied natural gas (LNG) is heralding new times for Central America, as the super-chilled fuel displaces costlier and dirtier oil-based products for power generation. Central America has been one of the big losers of the petroleum age, and the region faces huge trade deficits in oil, a leading electricity source for the region along…

October 12, 2020
LNG Leading the Central American Switch as Pacific Coast Import Plans Materialize

LNG Leading the Central American Switch as Pacific Coast Import Plans Materialize

Low-cost liquefied natural gas (LNG) is heralding new times for Central America, as the super-chilled fuel displaces costlier and dirtier oil-based products for power generation. Central America has been one of the big losers of the petroleum age, and the region faces huge trade deficits in oil, a leading electricity source for the region along…

October 7, 2020
AMLO Claims Landmark Energy Reform Created from Corruption as Former Pemex Head Returns to Face Charges

AMLO Claims Landmark Energy Reform Created from Corruption as Former Pemex Head Returns to Face Charges

Mexico officials are expected to return Emilio Lozoya, the former director general of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), back home by Friday to face corruption charges after extraditing him from Spain, but there could be even bigger news in the days and weeks to come. Lozoya, the poster boy of Mexico’s energy reform, is aiming to launch…

July 16, 2020
As Key Industries Return, Mexico Lockdown Easing Paused by Rising Coronavirus Cases

As Key Industries Return, Mexico Lockdown Easing Paused by Rising Coronavirus Cases

The two-month lockdown in Mexico for the Covid-19 epidemic that began in April was devastating for the country’s economy, as well for its state oil and gas firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), but the promised end to the stay-at-home orders on Monday (June 1), turned out to be fool’s gold for many.

June 4, 2020
As Mexico Goes into Lockdown, Hope is Citizens, Economy Can Weather the Storm

As Mexico Goes into Lockdown, Hope is Citizens, Economy Can Weather the Storm

Mexican authorities have ordered a loosely defined lockdown closing all but essential services, such as pharmacies and supermarkets, through April 30.

April 2, 2020
As Mexico Goes into Lockdown, Hope is Citizens, Economy Can Weather the Storm

As Mexico Goes into Lockdown, Hope is Citizens, Economy Can Weather the Storm

Mexican authorities have ordered a loosely defined lockdown closing all but essential services, such as pharmacies and supermarkets, through April 30.

April 2, 2020
Energy Reform Architects Under Fire in AMLO’s Corruption Fight

Energy Reform Architects Under Fire in AMLO’s Corruption Fight

First, the poster boy of Mexico’s energy reform, Emilio Lozoya, was arrested in Spain where he is now awaiting extradition. Then the Wall Street Journal reported that the architect of the reform, former President Enrique Peña, is likely to be investigated by Mexico judicial authorities, which could make him the first Mexican president in a century to face such inquiries.

February 25, 2020
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