Opposition candidate Xóchitl Gálvez promises to shake up Mexico’s energy sector if she wins the elections in June.

Gálvez would respect the laws of competition as enshrined in the constitution, promote the domestic production of natural gas and renewable energy and work to develop a regional energy strategy, Rosanety Barrios, the head of her energy team, told NGI’s Mexico GPI in a podcast.

Barrios said the natural gas sector in Mexico needs more competition and a return to the open access transport model on its pipelines.

She added, “We need transparency and we need a lot of infrastructure.” The official plan published by the Gálvez team emphasizes developing pipelines to get gas to the peninsulas of Yucatan and Baja California. Another big infrastructure project...