Not for the first time, private sector energy leaders are holding high-level talks with senior officials of the current Mexican government in an effort to boost investment in oil, gas and power.

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This comes after Mexico’s government announced five energy projects worth $5 billion as part of a new public-private infrastructure plan.

Four of the projects would be executed by Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and the fifth by the state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).

The plan was designed and will be controlled by the state, but private sector companies aim to play a substantial role in the planning and execution of new projects, according to energy consultant Arturo Carranza.

Worth around $14 billion, the list of 39 public-private projects is meant to...