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Labor Clashes Intensify at Mexico’s Dos Bocas Refinery as AMLO Policies Questioned

Labor Clashes Intensify at Mexico’s Dos Bocas Refinery as AMLO Policies Questioned

Videos circulated on Wednesday of violent clashes between security forces and striking employees of construction firm ICA Fluor at the Dos Bocas oil refinery construction site in Mexico’s Tabasco state.  Workers reportedly are demanding better pay and working conditions before resuming work on the refinery, one of the flagship public works promoted by President Andrés…

October 13, 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
Pemex Ixachi, Quesqui Fields Missing Production Goals as Natural Gas Prices Soar

Pemex Ixachi, Quesqui Fields Missing Production Goals as Natural Gas Prices Soar

Mexico’s highly touted Ixachi and Quesqui natural gas fields are producing below their stated targets amid historically high natural gas prices, according to the latest data from upstream regulator Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH). Discovered in 2017 by state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Ixachi had been forecasted to reach peak production of 638.5 MMcf/d…

September 1, 2021
Pemex Gulf of Mexico Platform Fire Leaves Five Dead, Two Missing

Pemex Gulf of Mexico Platform Fire Leaves Five Dead, Two Missing

Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) CEO Octavio Romero Oropeza said five people died and two people remained missing as of Monday afternoon following a fire on the E-Ku-A2 platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon in the Ku, Maloob and Zaap (KMZ) megafield. Oropeza said an investigation was underway to determine its cause.…

August 23, 2021
Mexico Escalating ‘Discriminatory’ Actions Against U.S. Energy Companies, says API

Mexico Escalating ‘Discriminatory’ Actions Against U.S. Energy Companies, says API

The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Friday told the Biden administration that unfair treatment of U.S. energy companies by Mexico’s government is worsening and is likely in violation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA).  In a letter to cabinet officials, API CEO Mike Sommers alleged an intensifying pattern of nationalist regulatory and legislative reforms under Mexico’s firebrand…

May 10, 2021
Pemex Seen as ‘Drag’ on Mexico Economic Recovery, though Manufacturing Poised for Strong Year

Pemex Seen as ‘Drag’ on Mexico Economic Recovery, though Manufacturing Poised for Strong Year

Mexican state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) could hinder the country’s economic recovery prospects if the government does not shift course, according to new analysis by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. In an issue brief published Friday, authors Tony Payan and José Iván Rodríguez-Sanchez argued that four pillars sustain Mexico’s economy: manufacturing, remittances,…

April 12, 2021
Still Room for Significant Natural Gas Growth in Mexico, Say Industry Experts

Still Room for Significant Natural Gas Growth in Mexico, Say Industry Experts

Natural gas in Mexico continues to be underutilized, according to industry participants who spoke last week at Industry Exchange LLC’s 6th Mexico Infrastructure Projects Forum. CEO José García Sanleandro of Gas Natural México (Naturgy Mexico), the local subsidiary of Spain’s Naturgy Energy Group, said the level of residential users has hardly budged over the last…

January 26, 2021
Mexico’s Pemex Reports Natural Gas, Oil Production Decline in November

Mexico’s Pemex Reports Natural Gas, Oil Production Decline in November

Mexican state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) reported natural gas production of 3.68 Bcf/d in November 2020, down from 3.87 Bcf/d during the same month in 2019.  The figure includes production with joint-venture (JV) partners. Production from fields operated solely by Pemex fell to 3.6 Bcf/d from 3.78 Bcf/d, the national oil company said. Natural…

January 4, 2021
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
Column: Lozoya Case Can’t Hide Current Failures for Mexico’s Pemex

Column: Lozoya Case Can’t Hide Current Failures for Mexico’s Pemex

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…

July 31, 2020
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