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COLUMN: The Russia-Ukraine Crisis Underlines How Mexico Needs to Up Energy Security

COLUMN: The Russia-Ukraine Crisis Underlines How Mexico Needs to Up Energy Security

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. The opinions and positions expressed by Prud’homme do not necessarily reflect the views of NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. In February 2021,…

February 25, 2022
Mexico Energy Reform Could Spark Legal Controversies, Deloitte Energy Head Says

Mexico Energy Reform Could Spark Legal Controversies, Deloitte Energy Head Says

The energy law proposal “opens a delicate door because, in the future, the Mexican government could face claims of direct or indirect expropriation of investments, which could mean the state has to compensate for certain damages,” Valeria Vázquez, Energy and Resources Industry leader at Deloitte in Mexico and Central America, told NGI’s Mexico GPI. “To…

October 22, 2021
Mexico Energy Industry ‘Standing on Edge of Cliff,’ Veteran Expert Says

Mexico Energy Industry ‘Standing on Edge of Cliff,’ Veteran Expert Says

“I feel like Mexico is really standing at the edge of a cliff and deep down at the dark bottom of that cliff is Venezuela,” said Marcelo Mereles Gras, veteran Mexico energy expert and partner at HCX Hydrocarbon Exchange, in reference to the legislation proposed by President Andrés López Obrador on Oct. 1 to undo…

October 8, 2021
BLM Headquarters Relocating Back to DC from Colorado

BLM Headquarters Relocating Back to DC from Colorado

The Department of Interior (DOI) said it is relocating the headquarters for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) back to Washington, DC, from Grand Junction, CO. The DOI said “following years of transition and upheaval among the workforce” the change would “enable the bureau to better serve the American public and fulfill its mission as…

September 20, 2021
Fieldwood Energy Sees ‘Positive’ Natural Gas Contribution to Mexico Southeast Supply

Fieldwood Energy Sees ‘Positive’ Natural Gas Contribution to Mexico Southeast Supply

Fieldwood Energy LLC expects to be producing 30,000 b/d of light oil at two offshore Mexico fields by the end of the year, Andrés Brügmann, Mexico country manager, told NGI’s Mexico GPI.  “The Pokoch and Ichalkil platforms should start producing in September…in the future we expect the project to reach 100,000 b/d and be one of the…

August 27, 2021
Possible Constitutional Reform Worrying Mexico Energy Industry, Expert Says

Possible Constitutional Reform Worrying Mexico Energy Industry, Expert Says

“A change to the constitution is something everybody is thinking about but the road ahead looks a bit more complicated given the results of midterm elections,” David Crisostomo, associate director at IHS Markit and seasoned Mexico energy industry expert, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.  “The results of the midterm elections show that the room…

July 30, 2021
Mexico’s Pemex Scraps Zama Offshore Oil Appraisal Well as Wrangling Over Operatorship Continues

Mexico’s Pemex Scraps Zama Offshore Oil Appraisal Well as Wrangling Over Operatorship Continues

Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has jettisoned plans to drill an appraisal well delineating the Zama shallow water oil deposit, which straddles one block operated by Pemex and another operated by Talos Energy Inc. The decision was revealed Tuesday during a session of upstream regulator Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH). CNH approved a…

June 9, 2021
PHMSA Tells Pipeline Operators Deadline Looms for New Emissions Requirements

PHMSA Tells Pipeline Operators Deadline Looms for New Emissions Requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on Monday submitted an advisory bulletin to the Federal Register, emphasizing to pipeline and pipeline facility operators requirements to reduce methane emissions. “Minimizing methane emissions from pipelines will help improve safety and combat climate change, while creating jobs for pipeline workers,” said PHMSA…

June 7, 2021
Lawmakers Pushing for Cybersecurity Mandates Following Colonial Ransomware Attack

Lawmakers Pushing for Cybersecurity Mandates Following Colonial Ransomware Attack

Following the six-day shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline Co. after a ransomware attack, a bi-partisan group of U.S. House lawmakers has revived legislation aimed at formalizing federal agencies’ responsibilities for securing pipelines against threats. In addition to codifying the responsibility of both the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency for…

May 17, 2021
Texas Freeze Demonstrates Need for Further Mexico-U.S. Energy Integration, Expert Says

Texas Freeze Demonstrates Need for Further Mexico-U.S. Energy Integration, Expert Says

Freezing weather in Texas in February and the subsequent energy supply problems on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border underline a need for greater energy integration between the two countries, Lorena Patterson, senior energy specialist and strategist, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.   “I would advocate for greater integration between the markets, and more diversification…

April 16, 2021
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