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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 Needs Help of Private Sector to Improve Oil and Gas Production, Energy Minister Says

Mexico Needs Help of Private Sector to Improve Oil and Gas Production, Energy Minister Says

Following months of sharp criticism — not to mention tirades and personal attacks — directed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador against Mexico’s 2013 energy reform and its institutions, Energy Minister Rocio Nahle brought an olive branch to this year’s fourth annual convention of the Asociación Mexicana de Empresas de Hidrocarburos (Amexhi) held last week in the historic center of the Mexican capital.

May 6, 2019
Black Hole in Mexico’s Natural Gas Potential Said to ‘Threaten Nation’s Assets’ — Bonus Coverage

Black Hole in Mexico’s Natural Gas Potential Said to ‘Threaten Nation’s Assets’ — Bonus Coverage

As Mexico’s proven natural gas and crude reserves fall ever rapidly, analysts point to a “black hole” that is tied and bound in the red tape of bureaucracy.

April 24, 2019
Black Hole in Mexico’s Natural Gas Potential Said to ‘Threaten Nation’s Assets’

Black Hole in Mexico’s Natural Gas Potential Said to ‘Threaten Nation’s Assets’

As Mexico’s proven natural gas and crude reserves fall ever rapidly, analysts point to a “black hole” that is tied and bound in the red tape of bureaucracy.

April 22, 2019
Mexico’s Pemex Slims Corporate Waistline in Restructuring Plan

Mexico’s Pemex Slims Corporate Waistline in Restructuring Plan

Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the Mexican national oil company, is to be given a slimmer look after decades of criticism of its allegedly flabby corporate waistline.

April 15, 2019
Inter-Oceanic Corridor May Come with LNG Project on Mexico’s West Coast

Inter-Oceanic Corridor May Come with LNG Project on Mexico’s West Coast

The Mexican government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador faces a major political, social and technical challenge in developing what is known as the Inter-Oceanic Corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, which would connect the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and include a natural gas pipeline and a potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility.

April 2, 2019
Former Mexican Presidents Blast Current Crop of Energy Officials After Summit Cancelation

Former Mexican Presidents Blast Current Crop of Energy Officials After Summit Cancelation

The last-minute cancellation by Mexico’s government of an international energy forum this week has revealed a deep schism among senior politicians over the current administration’s policies on the sector.

March 18, 2019
Additional Production Said Needed as Mexico Industry Faces Natural Gas Shortages — Bonus Coverage

Additional Production Said Needed as Mexico Industry Faces Natural Gas Shortages — Bonus Coverage

Business leaders, analysts and politicians have joined a chorus of warnings that shortages of natural gas could strangle the ambitions of the Mexican administration to boost economic growth and create greater opportunities for the nation’s poor.

March 13, 2019
Additional Production Said Needed as Mexico Industry Faces Natural Gas Shortages

Additional Production Said Needed as Mexico Industry Faces Natural Gas Shortages

Business leaders, analysts and politicians have joined a chorus of warnings that shortages of natural gas could strangle the ambitions of the Mexican administration to boost economic growth and create greater opportunities for the nation’s poor.

March 7, 2019
New Pemex Team Faces Same Old Issues

New Pemex Team Faces Same Old Issues

The new management team at Mexico’s state-run Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), in its first conference call with investors on Wednesday, discussed the same issues its predecessors frequently faced: huge financial losses, an even larger debt and upstream results that were somewhat less than scintillating.Pemex reported that it was able to reduce its net fourth quarter losses by 58% year/year, to 125.5 billion pesos, or about $6.4 billion. Cash flow rose by 2% to hit 94.9 billion pesos in 4Q2018 compared to 93 billion pesos in the comparable quarter in 2017.

February 27, 2019
López Obrador Says Pemex to Be ‘Reborn’ Following $5.2-5.5B Financial Package

López Obrador Says Pemex to Be ‘Reborn’ Following $5.2-5.5B Financial Package

During his regular early-morning press conference a week ago, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador finally announced a long-awaited financial package intended to reversefortunesat the national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), which is suffering from 15 years of production decline and is $104 billion in debt.

February 22, 2019