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Column: Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Showing its Strength Amid Threats to Investment

Column: Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Showing its Strength Amid Threats to Investment

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…

April 9, 2021
Mexico Energy Investors Looking to Biden, USMCA to Defend Interests, Expert Lawyer Says

Mexico Energy Investors Looking to Biden, USMCA to Defend Interests, Expert Lawyer Says

“Investors are waiting to see if U.S. President Biden will defend the interests of the North American companies that have money invested in Mexico and that are financed by development banks in North America,” Antonio Prado, seasoned international lawyer and executive at consultancy EnerSalpra, told NGI’s Mexico GPI.  “There’s a lot of hope that there…

February 26, 2021
Mexico Lower Houses Passes Power Sector Bill Favoring State-Owned CFE

Mexico Lower Houses Passes Power Sector Bill Favoring State-Owned CFE

Mexico’s lower congressional house in the wee hours of Wednesday morning approved a controversial bill that would upend the rules governing the electric power sector, giving generation assets owned by state-owned Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) priority in the dispatch order over private sector generators. The chamber approved the bill to modify Mexico’s bedrock electricity…

February 24, 2021
Column: Energy Nationalism Easier Than Fighting Coronavirus, Fixing Economy

Column: Energy Nationalism Easier Than Fighting Coronavirus, Fixing Economy

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…

February 5, 2021
FERC Opens Door to Adding Landowner Protections in Natural Gas Pipeline Decisions

FERC Opens Door to Adding Landowner Protections in Natural Gas Pipeline Decisions

Under the direction of new Chairman Richard Glick, FERC is revisiting an order issued last year designed to prevent natural gas pipelines from starting construction with rehearings pending, opening the door to potentially implement additional landowner protections. However, in doing so the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is leaving pipeline developers in the lurch by not…

February 2, 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
USFS Finalizes Review, Clearing Way for MVP to Cross National Forest

USFS Finalizes Review, Clearing Way for MVP to Cross National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has finalized a supplemental environmental review of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a key step in resolving a permitting setback that has prevented construction on a small portion of the project routed through the Jefferson National Forest. Late last week, the USFS released a final supplemental environmental impact statement for…

December 14, 2020
Argentina’s Fernández Launches Natural Gas Production Stimulus Plan from Vaca Muerta

Argentina’s Fernández Launches Natural Gas Production Stimulus Plan from Vaca Muerta

Argentina President Alberto Fernández unveiled the country’s long-awaited natural gas scheme on Thursday from the heart of the Vaca Muerta shale formation in Neuquén province. “We’re convinced that we are investing in Argentina for the country’s development,” Fernández said. The president spoke from the oil and gas fields at Loma Campana, considered one of the…

October 16, 2020
California Resources Bankruptcy Said Unlikely to Impact Abandoned Well Cleanup

California Resources Bankruptcy Said Unlikely to Impact Abandoned Well Cleanup

California’s oil and natural gas industry is pushing back against a report alleging that the state’s largest exploration operator, now mired in bankruptcy, could leave a billion-dollar abandoned well cleanup problem in its wake. The Sierra Club in a recent report labeled top producer California Resources Corp. (CRC), now in Chapter 11, as a stripper…

October 12, 2020
Industry Applauds as EPA Rescinds Oil, Natural Gas Methane Regulations

Industry Applauds as EPA Rescinds Oil, Natural Gas Methane Regulations

The Trump administration on Thursday validated reports of its intention to roll back Obama-era controls on methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. In a two-part rulemaking, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rescinded the regulations enacted under the 2016 Oil and Natural Gas New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). The NSPS sought to reduce emissions…

August 14, 2020
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