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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

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
NatGas, LNG Projects Gather Steam South of Mexico on Back of Low Prices

NatGas, LNG Projects Gather Steam South of Mexico on Back of Low Prices

Buoyed by record low prices, natural gas is advancing farther south of Mexico and into the Caribbean, principally as a fuel for power generation.

February 13, 2020
Natural Gas Projects Gather Steam South of Mexico on Back of Low Prices

Natural Gas Projects Gather Steam South of Mexico on Back of Low Prices

Buoyed by record low prices, natural gas is advancing farther south of Mexico and into the Caribbean, principally as a fuel for power generation.

February 10, 2020

López Obrador Calls for Changes at Mexico’s Powerful Oil Workers Union

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has called for free and fair elections to elect a new head at the 100,000-member Mexican oil union as part of Mexico’s commitment to the democratic principles of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) chapter on labor.

January 13, 2020
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