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Natural Gas, Oil Production Up in Mexico as Pemex Capex Set to Increase

Natural Gas, Oil Production Up in Mexico as Pemex Capex Set to Increase

Natural gas production in Mexico totaled 3.84 Bcf/d in May, up from 3.61 Bcf/d in May 2020, according to the latest data from upstream regulator Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH). State oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) supplied 3.63 Bcf/d of the total, up from 3.37 Bcf/d in the year-ago month and 3.53 Bcf/d in the…

June 30, 2021
Mexico’s Pemex said Poorly Positioned to Capitalize on Oil Price Rally

Mexico’s Pemex said Poorly Positioned to Capitalize on Oil Price Rally

As major economies across the globe emerge from the doldrums of the pandemic and travel surges, oil prices could further spike and reach $100/bbl by next year, according to the most bullish Wall Street forecast yet this year. It could also mark the final surge in oil prices, however, as pressure intensifies on energy companies…

June 23, 2021
Talos Questions Latest Assessment of Zama Oil Discovery Offshore Mexico

Talos Questions Latest Assessment of Zama Oil Discovery Offshore Mexico

Talos Energy Inc. management on Friday indicated disagreement with the finding that Mexican state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) holds a majority gross interest in the Zama oil discovery offshore Mexico. Zama was discovered by a Talos-led consortium at shallow-water Block 7 in 2017, but the reservoir extends into a neighboring Pemex tract. A third-party…

May 24, 2021
U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Beating Expectations as Pemex Production Growth Fizzles

U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Beating Expectations as Pemex Production Growth Fizzles

Only a few months after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador vowed to end his nation’s dependence on natural gas imports from the United States, Mexico’s need for Lower 48 gas is surging. April is usually a month of lower energy demand in Mexico, when natural gas infrastructure undergoes maintenance and gas imports drop, but this…

April 20, 2021
Tax Break or No, Mexico’s Pemex Likely to Require More Government Support, Fitch Says

Tax Break or No, Mexico’s Pemex Likely to Require More Government Support, Fitch Says

Mexican state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) would require more government support over the coming years if it wants to increase capital expenditures (capex) without taking on more debt, even if proposed tax breaks for the firm are passed by legislators, according to Fitch Ratings. Senator Armando Guadiana, a member of President Andrés Manuel López…

December 21, 2020
Private Sector Sees Potential New Opening to Invest in Mexico Energy Sector

Private Sector Sees Potential New Opening to Invest in Mexico Energy Sector

Not for the first time, private sector energy leaders are holding high-level talks with senior officials of the current Mexican government in an effort to boost investment in oil, gas and power. This comes after Mexico’s government announced five energy projects worth $5 billion as part of a new public-private infrastructure plan. Four of the…

November 25, 2020
Pemex Remains Outlier as Fellow Latin American NOCs Embrace Divestment, Liberalization

Pemex Remains Outlier as Fellow Latin American NOCs Embrace Divestment, Liberalization

As Latin America’s national oil companies (NOCs) pivot toward partnerships with the private sector and divestment of non-core assets, Mexico’s Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) remains an outlier even in the wake of Covid-19, a panel of experts agreed earlier this month. Even before the pandemic, the region’s oil-exporting countries were struggling to navigate a “lower-for-longer” oil…

October 21, 2020
Continuity of Mexico’s Energy Reform at Risk as AMLO Doubles Down on Threats

Continuity of Mexico’s Energy Reform at Risk as AMLO Doubles Down on Threats

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has sent a memorandum to energy sector regulators underlining his government’s commitment to undo changes made during the previous administration while continuing to strengthen state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and state utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).  The eight-page memorandum, reviewed by NGI’s Mexico GPI, was dated July…

August 4, 2020
Despite Covid-19, Oil Curtailments, Pemex Maintains Production Rates in 2Q

Despite Covid-19, Oil Curtailments, Pemex Maintains Production Rates in 2Q

Mexico’s Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) held steady its oil and gas production in the second quarter despite major upheaval in oil markets caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  Liquid hydrocarbons production was 1.693 million b/d in the second quarter, flat compared with year-ago output of 1.690 million b/d.  The figure included the 100,000 b/d of output shut-in…

July 28, 2020
National Oil Companies Slash Capex Budgets in Unprecedented Crisis

National Oil Companies Slash Capex Budgets in Unprecedented Crisis

National oil companies (NOC) across the world plan to cut exploration budgets by more than a quarter on average in 2020, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie.

May 22, 2020