energy policy

Mexico Energy Industry ‘Full of Gems’ for Development, Expert Says

Mexico Energy Industry ‘Full of Gems’ for Development, Expert Says

“There’s been a lot of talk about a downturn in the Mexican energy industry but I don’t necessarily see it that way. There are plenty of gems that are there for the taking in Mexico if you know where to look,” said Dino Barajas, partner at the law firm DLA Piper. “As a potential investor,…

September 10, 2021
Mexico Energy Sector Said Still Open for Business as Players Prepare for Future

Mexico Energy Sector Said Still Open for Business as Players Prepare for Future

Mexico’s energy sector has faced a difficult past three years which have seriously dented investor appetite, but the country still offers opportunities and the future could be bright, industry insiders said Tuesday at the Mexico Gas Summit hosted by Industry Exchange LLC in San Antonio, TX. The Woodrow Wilson International Center’s Duncan Wood said that…

September 10, 2021
Times are Tough, but Mexico’s Energy Sector Still Awash in Opportunities, Experts Say

Times are Tough, but Mexico’s Energy Sector Still Awash in Opportunities, Experts Say

Mexico’s energy sector has faced a difficult past three years which have seriously dented investor appetite, but the country still offers opportunities and the future could be bright, industry insiders said Tuesday at the Mexico Gas Summit hosted by Industry Exchange LLC in San Antonio, TX. The Woodrow Wilson International Center’s Duncan Wood said that…

September 7, 2021
COLUMN: Mexico Isthmus Project is Loved by Politicians, but Rife with Complications

COLUMN: Mexico Isthmus Project is Loved by Politicians, but Rife with Complications

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. The opinions and positions expressed by Prud’homme do not necessarily reflect the views of NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. Mexican politicians have…

August 20, 2021
CFE, Pemex Favoritism Dissuading Investment in Mexico Energy Industry, Expert Says

CFE, Pemex Favoritism Dissuading Investment in Mexico Energy Industry, Expert Says

“One of the priorities of this government is to strengthen the dominance of the two state energy monopolies, which has cut private investors out of the business,” Alejandra López Martínez, energy consultant at Eploc and seasoned Mexico energy industry expert, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.  “Seeing international companies as a synonym for corruption has…

August 13, 2021
Possible Constitutional Reform Worrying Mexico Energy Industry, Expert Says

Possible Constitutional Reform Worrying Mexico Energy Industry, Expert Says

“A change to the constitution is something everybody is thinking about but the road ahead looks a bit more complicated given the results of midterm elections,” David Crisostomo, associate director at IHS Markit and seasoned Mexico energy industry expert, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.  “The results of the midterm elections show that the room…

July 30, 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
Pemex Intervention Could Harm Mexico LPG Market, Experts Warn

Pemex Intervention Could Harm Mexico LPG Market, Experts Warn

Plans for Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to enter the retail liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business bode poorly for competition, consumers and the company itself, according to local energy sector stakeholders. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced last week that Pemex would launch a subsidiary called “Gas Bienestar” or “Gas Wellbeing” within three…

July 14, 2021
Natural Gas said Vital to Shrinking Mexico’s North-South Development Gap

Natural Gas said Vital to Shrinking Mexico’s North-South Development Gap

Natural gas could help determine whether Mexico can shrink the economic gap between its industrialized north and developing south, according to a new report published by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Through his Program for the Development of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (PDIT), President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is aiming to succeed where…

June 16, 2021
More Balanced Congress a Positive for Mexico Energy Sector, Expert Says

More Balanced Congress a Positive for Mexico Energy Sector, Expert Says

“The Mexican Congress now has a more balanced representation, which is an excellent opportunity for negotiation and to have a moderated agenda,” Casiopea Ramírez Melgar, partner at Fresh Energy Consulting and seasoned expert in the Mexican energy sector, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. “This scenario may provide a more optimistic panorama, especially in terms of…

June 11, 2021
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