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Column: Mexico LPG Price Meddling Could Squeeze Natural Gas Market Development

Column: Mexico LPG Price Meddling Could Squeeze Natural Gas Market Development

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. For most Mexicans, the word “gas” is not associated with natural gas, but with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a fuel used in…

August 6, 2021
Biden Targeting 50% EV Market Share by 2030, as API Calls for Carbon Price Policy

Biden Targeting 50% EV Market Share by 2030, as API Calls for Carbon Price Policy

The White House said Thursday it is aiming for zero-emission electric vehicles (EV) to account for half of new vehicles sold in the United States by 2030. It also called for more stringent fuel economy standards. “Zero-emission” includes battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell EVs, the White House said. President Biden was set…

August 6, 2021
Pemex Intervention Could Harm Mexico LPG Market, Experts Warn

Pemex Intervention Could Harm Mexico LPG Market, Experts Warn

Plans for Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to enter the retail liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business bode poorly for competition, consumers and the company itself, according to local energy sector stakeholders. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced last week that Pemex would launch a subsidiary called “Gas Bienestar” or “Gas Wellbeing” within three…

July 14, 2021
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
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