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Uproar in Mexico’s Energy Sector as Long-Threatened Constitutional Reform Goes to Vote

Uproar in Mexico’s Energy Sector as Long-Threatened Constitutional Reform Goes to Vote

Ever since coming to power at the end of 2018, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to kill the energy reform of his predecessor Enrique Peña Nieto. With his recent proposal to drastically overhaul the energy sector through a constitutional amendment, is this on the cusp of happening? Analysts at political risk group…

October 5, 2021
Mexico’s CFE Seeking Firm to Build Natural Gas Pipeline, LNG Export Terminal

Mexico’s CFE Seeking Firm to Build Natural Gas Pipeline, LNG Export Terminal

Mexico’s CFEnergía (CFE) is seeking formal expressions of interest from private sector firms to build and operate a natural gas pipeline and floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) terminal.  The 500 MMcf/d pipeline would span from Chinameca, Veracruz, to Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, supplying gas to a 430 MMcf/d or 3 million metric tons/year (mmty) FLNG terminal…

August 30, 2021
TC Energy, CFE Sign MOU to Advance Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

TC Energy, CFE Sign MOU to Advance Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

Mexican state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) said Sunday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with TC Energy Corp. to advance two natural gas pipeline projects and to “consolidate” several existing firm natural gas transport agreements between the firms. CFE said it has agreed “to take a more active role” in…

August 2, 2021
Mexico’s CFE in Dispute with WhiteWater Midstream Over Natural Gas Contracts

Mexico’s CFE in Dispute with WhiteWater Midstream Over Natural Gas Contracts

Mexican state utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) said it is looking into possible corruption related to natural gas contracts with WhiteWater Midstream LLC. CFE said that natural gas contracts signed in 2016 and 2017 under the previous Mexican administration are under investigation on both sides of the border for potential corrupt practices including influence…

July 20, 2021
Despite Midterm Blow, Mexico’s AMLO Still Aiming at Electric Power Reform

Despite Midterm Blow, Mexico’s AMLO Still Aiming at Electric Power Reform

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during his daily press conference on Tuesday that his government would work toward a constitutional reform in the electric power sector. “We need a reform so that domestic users, and the poor and middle class, don’t pay more for their electricity than big corporations,” he said. The president…

June 15, 2021
New Fortress Energy Signs Deal to Supply LNG for Two Power Plants in Mexico

New Fortress Energy Signs Deal to Supply LNG for Two Power Plants in Mexico

New Fortress Energy Inc. (NFE) said Monday it has signed an agreement to supply natural gas to two power plants owned by Mexican state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in Mexico’s difficult-to-reach Baja California Sur (BCS) state. NFE will supply the equivalent of about 250,000-500,000 gallons (20,000-40,000 MMBtu)/d of liquefied natural gas (LNG)…

March 30, 2021
Continuity of Mexico’s Energy Reform at Risk as AMLO Doubles Down on Threats

Continuity of Mexico’s Energy Reform at Risk as AMLO Doubles Down on Threats

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has sent a memorandum to energy sector regulators underlining his government’s commitment to undo changes made during the previous administration while continuing to strengthen state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and state utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).  The eight-page memorandum, reviewed by NGI’s Mexico GPI, was dated July…

August 4, 2020
Top North American Natural Gas Marketers Rack Up Fourth Straight Increase in 3Q2018 NGI Survey

Top North American Natural Gas Marketers Rack Up Fourth Straight Increase in 3Q2018 NGI Survey

Twenty-five leading natural gas marketers added another 8.04 Bcf/d (7%) to their total sales volumes in 3Q2018 compared with the same period last year, a fourth consecutive quarter with a significant upward trend, according to NGI’s 3Q2018 Top North American Natural Gas Marketers rankings.

December 3, 2018