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Project Financing Biggest Challenge in Mexico Energy Market, Entrepreneur Says

Project Financing Biggest Challenge in Mexico Energy Market, Entrepreneur Says

“The biggest challenge for our customers is to get reliable, affordable and efficient financing for their projects,” Asger Victor Hansen, founder of Kauil Energy in Mexico City, told NGI’s Mexico GPI in the latest installment of its interview series.  Hansen, who is a native of Denmark, founded Kauil Energy, a startup solar energy company, in…

September 24, 2021
TGP, Southwestern Aiming to Deliver Certified Appalachian Natural Gas to Northeast Markets

TGP, Southwestern Aiming to Deliver Certified Appalachian Natural Gas to Northeast Markets

Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) and Southwestern Energy Co. have clinched an agreement to move certified natural gas supply to the Northeast beginning in November. Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary TGP, through its existing system, would transport Southwestern’s  Appalachia supply that is certified as responsibly sourced gas (RSG). Certified gas is produced and transported by companies whose…

September 24, 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
Enbridge Faces $3.2M in Penalties after Line 3 Construction Said Behind Aquifer Damage

Enbridge Faces $3.2M in Penalties after Line 3 Construction Said Behind Aquifer Damage

Minnesota regulators have determined that Enbridge Inc. must pay $3.2 million in penalties and repairs after construction of the contentious Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project was found to have caused an underground aquifer to leak. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) announced that the mistake has cost a $20,000 administrative penalty, $300,000 for…

September 20, 2021
Pricing Transparency ‘An Asset for Everybody’ in Mexico Natural Gas Market, Expert Says

Pricing Transparency ‘An Asset for Everybody’ in Mexico Natural Gas Market, Expert Says

Market players and the government each have roles to play in creating a more liquid, transparent natural gas market in Mexico, according to Eduardo Prud’homme, cofounder of the Gadex energy consultancy. Prud’homme assessed the state of play in Mexico in the latest episode of NGI’s Hub and Flow podcast. Buyers and sellers of natural gas…

September 13, 2021
Listen Now: NGI’s Hub & Flow Dives into Latest Mexico Natural Gas Market Survey

Listen Now: NGI’s Hub & Flow Dives into Latest Mexico Natural Gas Market Survey

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow podcast in which NGI’s Mexico and Latin America Senior Editor Christopher Lenton sits down with Mexico natural gas expert, Gadex consultant and NGI columnist Eduardo Prud’homme to discuss NGI’s most recent Mexico market survey. The podcast dives into the evolving Mexico market…

September 13, 2021
California’s Request to Burn Natural Gas OK’d by DOE as Supply Risks Imminent

California’s Request to Burn Natural Gas OK’d by DOE as Supply Risks Imminent

The Department of Energy (DOE) has approved a request by California’s electric grid operator to dispatch more than 200 MW of natural gas-fired generation capacity beyond currently permitted levels to compensate for projected shortfalls in power supply. In a letter Wednesday (Sept. 7) to DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm, the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) Mark…

September 13, 2021
Mexico Energy Industry ‘Full of Gems’ for Development, Expert Says

Mexico Energy Industry ‘Full of Gems’ for Development, Expert Says

“There’s been a lot of talk about a downturn in the Mexican energy industry but I don’t necessarily see it that way. There are plenty of gems that are there for the taking in Mexico if you know where to look,” said Dino Barajas, partner at the law firm DLA Piper. “As a potential investor,…

September 10, 2021
Times are Tough, but Mexico’s Energy Sector Still Awash in Opportunities, Experts Say

Times are Tough, but Mexico’s Energy Sector Still Awash in Opportunities, Experts Say

Mexico’s energy sector has faced a difficult past three years which have seriously dented investor appetite, but the country still offers opportunities and the future could be bright, industry insiders said Tuesday at the Mexico Gas Summit hosted by Industry Exchange LLC in San Antonio, TX. The Woodrow Wilson International Center’s Duncan Wood said that…

September 7, 2021
Column: Cenagas Has Come a Long Way in 7 Years, but Much Remains to be Done

Column: Cenagas Has Come a Long Way in 7 Years, but Much Remains to be Done

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 August, Cenagas…

September 3, 2021
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