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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

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

As Nafta 2.0 Grows Closer to Reality, Hopes Rise on Turning Around Mexico’s Sagging Economy — Bonus Coverage

With a new trade deal almost in place, U.S. private capital, with energy companies in the vanguard, could be poised to inject billions of dollars into Mexico’s wobbly economy.

January 6, 2020

As Nafta 2.0 Grows Closer to Reality, Hopes Rise on Turning Around Mexico’s Sagging Economy

With a new trade deal almost in place, U.S. private capital, with energy companies in the vanguard, could be poised to inject billions of dollars into Mexico’s wobbly economy.

January 2, 2020

Mexico’s Pemex Boosted by ‘Gigantic’ Quesqui Find, but Doubts Over Upstream Strategy Remain — Bonus Coverage

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was cheered in recent days by the news of the Quesqui discovery in his home state of Tabasco, described by state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) as “gigantic” and the company’s largest since 1987.

December 17, 2019

Mexico’s Pemex Boosted by ‘Gigantic’ Quesqui Find, but Doubts Over Upstream Strategy Remain

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was cheered in recent days by the news of the Quesqui discovery in his home state of Tabasco, described by state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) as “gigantic” and the company’s largest since 1987.

December 12, 2019
Billion-Dollar Central America Pipeline Project Once Again on the Table in Mexico

Billion-Dollar Central America Pipeline Project Once Again on the Table in Mexico

Plans unveiled recently by the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation to finance a $632 million natural gas pipeline in southern Mexico could be the start of a new and more ambitious project for the gasification of Central America, Alejandro Giammattei, president-elect of Guatemala, told a gathering of business leaders in early November.

November 19, 2019
High-Roller Pemex Union Boss Quits Amid Corruption Allegations — Bonus Coverage

High-Roller Pemex Union Boss Quits Amid Corruption Allegations — Bonus Coverage

The highly controversial 26-year reign of Carlos Romero Deschamps as leader of the union of the Mexican national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has reached its end.

October 23, 2019