Elections

Canadian PM Takes Hard Line on Oil, Natural Gas Emissions Ahead of Election

Canadian PM Takes Hard Line on Oil, Natural Gas Emissions Ahead of Election

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has singled out the oil and gas industry as a target for toughened pollution policing in his campaign for reelection of his Liberal government in a Sept. 20 national vote. “Let’s be realistic,” said Trudeau as he unveiled an environmental plank in the party platform at a weekend rally in…

August 31, 2021
Mexico’s AMLO Loses Lower House Supermajority in Largest Ever Midterm

Mexico’s AMLO Loses Lower House Supermajority in Largest Ever Midterm

Mexico’s ruling Morena party and its allies lost their supermajority in the lower congressional house in Sunday’s midterm elections, placing a check of sorts on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s nationalist energy agenda. Preliminary results showed that the president’s coalition still holds simple majorities in the senate and the chamber of deputies, which is enough…

June 7, 2021
AMLO Energy Agenda Faces Test in Midterm Elections

AMLO Energy Agenda Faces Test in Midterm Elections

Mexico president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s nationalist energy agenda will face perhaps its biggest test yet on Sunday (June 6) when Mexicans head to the polls for midterm elections. Analysts suggest the results could determine whether the president’s Morena party and its allies have the majorities needed at the national and state levels to advance…

June 2, 2021
Rules of Game for Mexico Energy Industry at Stake in Upcoming Elections, Specialist Says

Rules of Game for Mexico Energy Industry at Stake in Upcoming Elections, Specialist Says

“For the private and public energy sector, these elections could define the rules of the game for the remainder of the administration,” Layla Vargas, general director at Muvoil Consulting and seasoned expert in the Mexican energy sector, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. Mexico will hold local, legislative and state elections on June 6.  “Currently, we…

May 28, 2021
COLUMN: Everything at Stake in Energy Sector in Upcoming Mexico Midterm Vote

COLUMN: Everything at Stake in Energy Sector in Upcoming Mexico Midterm Vote

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. On June 6, Mexico will vote for the makeup of the lower house of Congress along with numerous governorships and state legislatures.…

May 21, 2021
With ‘Unobstructed Rule’ on the Line, Mexican Midterm Outlook Said Still Unclear

With ‘Unobstructed Rule’ on the Line, Mexican Midterm Outlook Said Still Unclear

With less than four weeks to go before Mexico’s potentially transformative midterm elections, pollsters are still trying to get a clear picture of what to expect. According to the director of public polling at Mexican daily El Financiero, Alejandro Moreno, Mexico remains in a period of “volatility and uncertainty” and a lot can still change…

May 11, 2021
Trump Amplifies Fracking as Wedge Issue in Pennsylvania, While Operators Boost Drilling

Trump Amplifies Fracking as Wedge Issue in Pennsylvania, While Operators Boost Drilling

President Trump ordered a review of the economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, during a weekend in which he crisscrossed Pennsylvania ahead of Election Day. He used the symbolic memorandum to magnify his support of the natural gas extraction technique used in the state’s Marcellus Shale – part of a late-stage effort to galvanize…

November 2, 2020
Trump Issues Fracking Order in Bid to Edge Out Biden in Pennsylvania; Drilling Accelerates Ahead of Election

Trump Issues Fracking Order in Bid to Edge Out Biden in Pennsylvania; Drilling Accelerates Ahead of Election

President Trump signed a memorandum effectively promoting hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, amid a weekend of barnstorming through Pennsylvania ahead of Election Day. He capitalized on the symbolic missive to amplify his backing of the natural gas extraction technique used in the state’s Marcellus Shale – part of a bid to shore up support in the…

November 2, 2020
Battle Lines Clear on Energy, Climate After Final Presidential Debate

Battle Lines Clear on Energy, Climate After Final Presidential Debate

The final presidential debate on Thursday crystallized stark differences between the candidates on climate and energy policy, as Joseph R. Biden Jr. stressed the urgency of addressing climate change while President Trump warned that the Democratic nominee’s plans would hurt the economy. Calling climate change “an existential threat to humanity,” Biden said, “We have a…

October 23, 2020
Presidential Candidates Clash on Climate, Energy in Final Debate

Presidential Candidates Clash on Climate, Energy in Final Debate

The final presidential debate on Thursday crystallized stark differences between the candidates on climate and energy policy, as Joseph R. Biden Jr. stressed the urgency of addressing climate change while President Trump warned that the Democratic nominee’s plans would hurt the economy. Calling climate change “an existential threat to humanity,” Biden said, “We have a…

October 23, 2020
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