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Power Outages Hit Mexico as U.S. Natural Gas Prices Reach Historic Highs

Power Outages Hit Mexico as U.S. Natural Gas Prices Reach Historic Highs

Unprecedented cold weather across the United States continued to disrupt energy markets on both sides of the border Tuesday as power outages hit Mexico for a second straight day. Mexico’s electric power operator Centro Nacional de Control de Energía (Cenace) said 2,200 MW of power was still offline in the northern states of Chihuahua, Coahuila,…

February 16, 2021
COLUMN: 2021 to See More Natural Gas Imports, Political Risk in Mexico

COLUMN: 2021 to See More Natural Gas Imports, Political Risk in Mexico

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…

January 15, 2021
Mexico Natural Gas Demand Dips 5% During April-July as Covid-19 Batters Tourism Industry

Mexico Natural Gas Demand Dips 5% During April-July as Covid-19 Batters Tourism Industry

The Covid-19 pandemic dealt a substantial blow to Mexico’s natural gas demand between April and July, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Gas consumption in Mexico averaged 8.2 Bcf/d during the period, down 5% or 0.5 Bcf/d from the same span last year, EIA said last Thursday, citing data from Genscape Inc. The…

August 31, 2020
USMCA Takes Effect, Guaranteeing Zero-Tariff Trade in North America for U.S. Energy Producers

USMCA Takes Effect, Guaranteeing Zero-Tariff Trade in North America for U.S. Energy Producers

Officials in Mexico, the United States and Canada celebrated the launch of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Wednesday, as the revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) treaty took effect after two years of negotiations.  “USMCA will support and grow North American energy security by maintaining zero-tariff trade for crude oil, gasoline, kerosene-type jet fuel…

July 2, 2020
Mexico Facing ‘Perfect Storm’ on Reduced Natural Gas Production, Pipeline Imports

Mexico Facing ‘Perfect Storm’ on Reduced Natural Gas Production, Pipeline Imports

Concern is growing in Mexico over supplies of natural gas to industry, and the leader of the powerful lobby of Monterrey industrialists, Juan Ignacio Garza, told the daily Reforma last week that “a perfect storm” is brewing in the country.

October 10, 2018

Shell’s Cracker Project Progressing After Administration Waives Steel Quota

Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC can continue constructing its multi-billion dollar ethane cracker in western Pennsylvania without delay after the Trump administration last week eased restrictions on imported steel from South Korea, Argentina and Brazil.

September 4, 2018
May Natural Gas Imports to Mexico Averaged 5.15 Bcf/d, Sener Says

May Natural Gas Imports to Mexico Averaged 5.15 Bcf/d, Sener Says

Natural gas imports into Mexico grew 6.3% year/year (y/y) in May as pipeline shipments and liquefied natural gas (LNG) continued to make up for declining domestic output, according to the latest official data.

August 15, 2018
Mexico Natural Gas Imports Continued Double-Digit Growth in April

Mexico Natural Gas Imports Continued Double-Digit Growth in April

Mexican natural gas imports averaged 5.07 Bcf/d in April, up 13.2% year/year (y/y), according to the latest Energy Ministry (Sener) data.

July 12, 2018

DOE Grants NatGas Import, Export Authorizations to Canada and Mexico

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy granted nine authorizations last month for companies to both import and export natural gas to Canada and Mexico via pipeline for up to two years, while also vacating three similar authorizations.

May 29, 2018

White House Extends Steel, Aluminum Tariff Negotiations Another 30 Days

One day before controversial new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on several U.S. allies were to take effect, the Trump administration on Monday extended trade negotiations with Canada, Mexico and the European Union (EU) for another 30 days.

May 1, 2018
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