Reform

Unlikely Allies Call for Deregulated Electricity Markets in Virginia

Unlikely Allies Call for Deregulated Electricity Markets in Virginia

Traditional rivals who have faced off for years over issues including property rights and environmental policies have come together in Virginia, calling for establishing a competitive retail electricity market to implement performance-based regulation and other reforms in the state’s energy market.

May 9, 2019

Colorado Energy Reform Bill Possibly Not as Onerous as Expected

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law the fast-tracked and controversial oil and natural gas reform bill, which revises oversight and instills increased power in local governments.

April 18, 2019
Q&A with Francisco Salazar on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development — Bonus Coverage

Q&A with Francisco Salazar on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development — Bonus Coverage

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.

April 18, 2019

Proposed Colorado Ballot Measure Designed to Repeal Expected Oil, Gas Reform Bill

Officials in two of Colorado’s largest oil and natural gas producing counties are pushing a ballot measure that would repeal reform legislation on the fast track to the governor’s desk.

March 27, 2019
Mexico’s Upstream Chief Steps Down Ahead of New Administration

Mexico’s Upstream Chief Steps Down Ahead of New Administration

A main energizer of Mexico’s nascent energy reform, Juan Carlos Zepeda, resigned this month as president of the upstream regulator, the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH), with only five months to go before the end of his second five-year term.

November 20, 2018
Long Term Reform of Mexico Energy Sector ‘Extraordinary,’ Despite Election Uncertainty

Long Term Reform of Mexico Energy Sector ‘Extraordinary,’ Despite Election Uncertainty

Mexico’s historic energy reform launched four years ago may hit a few bumps if, as expected, left-wing presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is elected on July 1, but there’s no turning back now, experts said last week.

June 18, 2018
Monopoly to Dynamic Market ‘Rarely a Smooth Transition,’ Analyst Says of Mexico Energy Reform

Monopoly to Dynamic Market ‘Rarely a Smooth Transition,’ Analyst Says of Mexico Energy Reform

A critical assessment of Mexico’s new hydrocarbons industry framework has highlighted milestones and areas for improvement four years into the country’s historic energy reforms.

May 14, 2018

State Regulator Warns Action Needed to Ensure Public Utility Customers Benefit from Tax Reform

In what could be a sign of things to come in the wake of tax reform championed by President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress, a state regulator from Oklahoma warned contemporaries that swift action was needed to ensure that public utility customers, not the utilities themselves, reap the benefits.

December 21, 2017

NAFTA Talks Called Opportunity to ‘Lock In’ Mexican Energy Reforms, U.S. Gas Trade

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations are an opportunity to update the 1994 treaty so that it reflects changes in Mexico’s oil and natural gas sector and deepened ties to Canada and U.S. energy markets, according to analysts.

September 11, 2017

Canada’s NEB Reformers Seen as Business-Friendly

Canada’s Liberal government has recruited experts in adapting projects and regulations to environmental, community and aboriginal concerns for a panel mandated to chart a course to “modernize” the National Energy Board (NEB).

November 9, 2016
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