Mexico’s mid-term federal elections in June will be fundamental in determining the direction of the energy industry in the upcoming years, according to a top energy lawyer in Mexico City.

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Thompson & Knight LLP’s Claudio Rodríguez-Galán, who heads the Mexico City offices for the law firm, recently discussed the upcoming elections with NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.

“To again give total legislative control to the Morena party will lead to the modification of the constitution and the absolute end of private investment in the sector,” he said. 

“Mexico needs investment; it needs transmission lines, clean and sustainable energy generation, jobs and industrial growth,” he said. 

In his more than 20 years as an energy lawyer in Mexico and Latin America,...