energy policy

Energy Majors, Utilities Back Biden’s Call to Enact Bipartisan Climate Legislation

Energy Majors, Utilities Back Biden’s Call to Enact Bipartisan Climate Legislation

A broad group of major corporations, including a slew of energy producers and utilities, is lining up with the incoming Biden administration to urge bipartisan action by Congress on “climate solutions.” In a letter to Congress and Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s transition team, more than 40 companies said they support the United States rejoining the…

December 4, 2020
Energy Industry Stands to Benefit as Interior Relaxes Migratory Bird Protections

Energy Industry Stands to Benefit as Interior Relaxes Migratory Bird Protections

In a potential boon for energy companies, the Trump administration is using its final few weeks in power to advance a new regulation that would explicitly limit a federal law protecting migratory birds to exclude those killed accidentally or unintentionally.  The proposed regulation would clarify what types of actions are prohibited under the 1918 Migratory…

November 30, 2020
Mexico Natural Gas Market Said Underpinned by Strong Fundamentals Despite Policy Concerns

Mexico Natural Gas Market Said Underpinned by Strong Fundamentals Despite Policy Concerns

Despite concerns about the energy policies of Mexico’s current government, there is plenty of reason to be optimistic about the country’s nascent natural gas market, according to NGI’s Christopher Lenton, senior editor for Mexico and Latin America. Lenton spoke last week at the LDC Natural Gas Forum 2020 about his reasons for optimism, which include…

November 18, 2020
Politics Obstructing Cohesive Natural Gas Strategy in Mexico, Experts Say

Politics Obstructing Cohesive Natural Gas Strategy in Mexico, Experts Say

Politics are preventing Mexico from taking full advantage of natural gas as a means to develop its economy, according to local experts. Pipeline imports of the molecule from the United States have risen steadily as new pipelines commissioned by state power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) have entered service and Mexican gas production has…

November 16, 2020
López Obrador Energy Policies Seen as Main Risk to New Era of Mexico-U.S. Bilateral Ties

López Obrador Energy Policies Seen as Main Risk to New Era of Mexico-U.S. Bilateral Ties

Energy is set to be a sticky issue in the new Mexico-United States relationship under U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. Moves by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that favor public sector companies Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) over private sector entities have caused considerable concern to U.S. investors in…

November 12, 2020
Early in Biden’s First Year, Pandemic and Economic Stimulus to Trump Energy Policy

Early in Biden’s First Year, Pandemic and Economic Stimulus to Trump Energy Policy

A resurging pandemic and potentially protracted negotiations over a new round of economic stimulus could dominate the early months of President-elect Joseph R. Biden’s tenure, overshading other priorities and likely delaying any new major legislation impacting oil and gas interests. The likelihood of a divided government, moreover, will make Biden’s energy and climate priorities among…

November 11, 2020
Column: Upcoming Elections are Key to Health of Mexico’s Energy Sector

Column: Upcoming Elections are Key to Health of Mexico’s Energy Sector

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. Prud’homme was central to the development of Cenagas, the nation’s natural gas pipeline operator, an entity formed in 2015 as part of…

October 30, 2020
AMLO Mulling Rollback of ‘Neoliberal’ Energy Policies as U.S. Legislators Sound Alarm

AMLO Mulling Rollback of ‘Neoliberal’ Energy Policies as U.S. Legislators Sound Alarm

Mexico president Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday he is considering amending the constitution to rein in the “neoliberal” 2013-2014 constitutional energy reform of his predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto. During his daily morning press briefing, López Obrador said a possible counter-reform would reaffirm the state’s predominance in the energy sector, and put a stop to…

October 26, 2020
Expert Says Mexico Energy Industry Remains Attractive Long-Term

Expert Says Mexico Energy Industry Remains Attractive Long-Term

Mexico remains a great bet for long-term energy investment due to its highly strategic geopolitical position, according to Adriana Citlali Sánchez, a seasoned expert in fiscal planning and taxation in the Mexican energy industry, with more than 17 years of experience with major national and international companies. “We must not forget that the current government…

October 23, 2020
Natural Gas in Demand, but Response to Covid Crisis to Reshape Global Energy, Says IEA

Natural Gas in Demand, but Response to Covid Crisis to Reshape Global Energy, Says IEA

Amid the deep disruption and uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, global energy demand is set to drop by 5% in 2020, with oil and gas investments falling by an estimated 18%, and the pain could linger into 2023 depending on whether the virus is controlled, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The global…

October 13, 2020
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