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Q&A with José Francisco Pastrana on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Q&A with José Francisco Pastrana on Mexico’s 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 question-and-answer (Q&A) column as part of a regular interview series with experts in the Mexican natural gas market. This 35th Q&A in the series is with José Francisco Pastrana, General Director of the Port of Tuxpan…

July 24, 2020
Column:  All the Right Things Were Said, and Much was Omitted, on AMLO’s Trip to Washington

Column: All the Right Things Were Said, and Much was Omitted, on AMLO’s Trip to Washington

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…

July 17, 2020
USMCA Launches Amidst Frayed Relationship Between Mexico Government, Private Sector

USMCA Launches Amidst Frayed Relationship Between Mexico Government, Private Sector

Officials in Mexico celebrated the launch of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Wednesday, as the revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) treaty took effect after years of negotiations.  “This is going to be one of the motors of the relaunch of the Mexican economy,” Mexican Finance Minister Arturo Herrera said in a virtual address.…

July 1, 2020
More Lower 48 LNG Landing in China, but Pandemic Clouds Trade as Tensions Rise

More Lower 48 LNG Landing in China, but Pandemic Clouds Trade as Tensions Rise

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries to China are steadily increasing following a preliminary agreement earlier this year to ease trade tensions, but the deal is now seen in jeopardy given the economic impacts of Covid-19 and the pandemic’s role in souring diplomatic relations between the countries.

May 14, 2020

Trump Signs USMCA into Law Amid Record Natural Gas Exports

Amid surging exports of pipeline natural gas from the United States to Mexico, and tension between the oil and gas industry and Mexico’s government, President Trump on Wednesday signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law.

January 30, 2020

Trump Signs USMCA into Law Amid Record Natural Gas Exports

Amid surging exports of pipeline natural gas from the United States to Mexico, and tension between the oil and gas industry and Mexico’s government, President Trump on Wednesday signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law.

January 30, 2020

Trilateral Trade Deal Still Facing Uncertain Future for U.S., Canada and Mexico

After months of negotiations, President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday signed a new trilateral trade agreement on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

November 30, 2018

Domestic Oil, Natural Gas Production Whittling Trade Deficit, Says IHS Markit

Booming U.S. oil and natural gas production has exerted a “moderating” influence on the trade deficit and set the country on track to become a net oil exporter for the first time in decades, according to new research.

November 14, 2018

U.S. Business Groups Cite Need for Canada’s Inclusion in Trade Deal

A trio of top U.S. business groups said it would be “unacceptable” to sideline Canada in any trade agreement that seeks to increase jobs and enhance the competitiveness of businesses across the United States.

September 20, 2018

Escalating Sino-U.S. Trade War Ensnaring U.S. LNG

Less than 24 hours after President Trump late Monday announced tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products, Beijing responded in kind with $60 billion worth of taxes on American goods, including a 10% tariff on liquefied natural gas (LNG), as the Sino-U.S. trade war continued to escalate.

September 18, 2018
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