energy policy

‘Shale Revolution’ Extends Far Beyond Oil and Gas, Says Yergin

‘Shale Revolution’ Extends Far Beyond Oil and Gas, Says Yergin

The successful combination of hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling to squeeze oil and natural gas from shale has vaulted the United States to a global powerhouse, but the positive impacts have been far greater, according to Daniel Yergin. The master storyteller, more often the inquirer, had much to share with NGI in a recent conversation…

October 2, 2020
Mexico, Brazil Energy Fortunes Moving in Opposite Directions, Says Yergin

Mexico, Brazil Energy Fortunes Moving in Opposite Directions, Says Yergin

When it comes to energy policy, Latin American giants Brazil and Mexico are like “two ships of state passing in the night,” according to energy authority Daniel Yergin. Yergin discusses the issues in Latin America in his latest book, “The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations” published by Penguin Press. According to…

October 1, 2020
Q&A with Rajan Vig on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Q&A with Rajan Vig on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following question-and-answer (Q&A) column as part of a regular interview series with experts in the Mexican natural gas market. This 40th Q&A in the series is with Rajan Vig, founder of Indimex Group, a Mexico City-headquartered oil…

September 25, 2020
Amid Regulatory Upheaval, AMLO Says Pemex, CFE Strengthening Won’t Violate Existing Laws

Amid Regulatory Upheaval, AMLO Says Pemex, CFE Strengthening Won’t Violate Existing Laws

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during his Thursday morning press conference his government would continue to respect oil and gas laws and existing contracts in the country. He added, however, that if he were somehow unable to “rescue” national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and state electricity firm Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE),…

September 24, 2020
Column: Mexican States Banding Together to Offer Alternative Vision to Economic and Energy Policy

Column: Mexican States Banding Together to Offer Alternative Vision to Economic and Energy Policy

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…

September 11, 2020
Q&A with Duncan Wood on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Q&A with Duncan Wood on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following question-and-answer (Q&A) column as part of a regular interview series with experts in the Mexican natural gas market. This 38th Q&A in the series is with Duncan Wood, Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and…

September 4, 2020
Mexico’s State Energy Companies Must Ditch Loss Making Activities, Think Tank Says

Mexico’s State Energy Companies Must Ditch Loss Making Activities, Think Tank Says

Mexico’s state-owned energy companies must shift their limited capital budgets from unprofitable business lines to segments that make money, according to a new diagnostic analysis by local think tank Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad, aka IMCO. For national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos, that means re-thinking its strategy to bolster the refining segment and instead investing…

September 2, 2020
AMLO Hails ‘Rescue’ of Pemex, CFE in Subdued State of Nation Address

AMLO Hails ‘Rescue’ of Pemex, CFE in Subdued State of Nation Address

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hailed what he called the “rescue” of state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and state utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in his second state of the nation address on Tuesday. “With the backing of workers and technicians at Pemex and Comisión Federal de Electricidad we are rescuing these…

September 1, 2020
As Election Nears, U.S. Energy Industry Assessing Impacts of Possible Trump Loss

As Election Nears, U.S. Energy Industry Assessing Impacts of Possible Trump Loss

The oil and gas industry is bracing for a possible November victory by Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is leading in the polls and who officially accepted the Democratic nomination last Thursday from Wilmington, DE. President Trump was officially nominated for a second term on Monday as the Republican convention began.  Although energy policy has…

August 24, 2020
AMLO Set to Announce Energy, Infrastructure Economic Recovery Plan in Coming Weeks

AMLO Set to Announce Energy, Infrastructure Economic Recovery Plan in Coming Weeks

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during his morning press conference on Monday his government was planning to launch an infrastructure plan in the next two weeks. No details were provided, but immediately prior to the coronavirus shutdown a long-awaited public-private infrastructure plan including energy projects worth close to $100 billion was expected to…

August 18, 2020