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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

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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
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
High-Roller Pemex Union Boss Quits Amid Corruption Allegations

High-Roller Pemex Union Boss Quits Amid Corruption Allegations

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 17, 2019
Mexico’s CFE Charges Ahead With NatGas Power Plans Amid New Import Capacity

Mexico’s CFE Charges Ahead With NatGas Power Plans Amid New Import Capacity

Mexico’s state power utility, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), will issue tenders for six power plants — five of them fired by natural gas — “within the coming weeks.”

October 2, 2019
Mexico’s CFE Gives Green Light to Three Natural Gas Power Plants

Mexico’s CFE Gives Green Light to Three Natural Gas Power Plants

Mexico’s state power utility, the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), has approved the construction of three natural gas-fired combined cycle power plants with total capacity of 1,720MW. The projects will be built in the center and northeast of the country, the company said in a statement.

September 17, 2019
Former CFEnergía Head Denies Wrongdoing as Marine Pipeline Starts Flowing Gas

Former CFEnergía Head Denies Wrongdoing as Marine Pipeline Starts Flowing Gas

Guillermo Turrent, the former head of CFEnergía, the marketing arm of Mexico’s state-owned Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), strongly denied any wrongdoing in response to a report that he is being investigated for corruption.

September 10, 2019
In AMLO’s Mexico, Pemex Undergoing Yet Another Facelift

In AMLO’s Mexico, Pemex Undergoing Yet Another Facelift

Barely eight months into the new government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is facing an identity crisis, according to Mexican energy experts.

August 14, 2019
Potential Loss from Outlawing Unconventional Drilling Techniques Could Cost Mexico $45B by 2040

Potential Loss from Outlawing Unconventional Drilling Techniques Could Cost Mexico $45B by 2040

A ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) used in unconventional drilling could prove severely damaging to the Mexican economy, according to a study by consultancy Welligence.

August 2, 2019
Pemex Cuts Losses in Second Quarter, but Natural Gas Production Continues to Fall

Pemex Cuts Losses in Second Quarter, but Natural Gas Production Continues to Fall

Mexico’s national oil company, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), slashed its losses by more than two thirds to 52.8 billion pesos ($2.8 billion) in the second quarter, although oil and natural gas production continued to decline compared to the year-ago period.

July 29, 2019