Energy sector tensions between the United States and Mexico have quieted in recent days as both sides work to change the narrative towards cooperation. 


U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Secretary of State Antony Blinken were in Mexico City on Monday to speak to top officials, including Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Orador, in what has been called the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED).

Blinken said the two “deeply interconnected” nations had their differences, but would work through them “in a pragmatic way.” He told reporters that “it’s evident from conversations today that the U.S. and Mexico see a shared opportunity to build an energy future that advances climate goals.”

López Obrador, who had threatened to lay bare his...