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Mexico’s Next Government Needs to Reinforce Competitive Market for Energy Security — Column

Mexico’s Next Government Needs to Reinforce Competitive Market for Energy Security — Column

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. As Mexico prepares for its pivotal elections in June, energy policy has acquired a special place in public discourse. In the second…

May 6, 2024
Top Economist Sees Natural Gas Fueling Growth in Southeast Mexico Amid Nearshoring Boom

Top Economist Sees Natural Gas Fueling Growth in Southeast Mexico Amid Nearshoring Boom

“The Southeast Gateway project represents a significant long-term investment for the people of southern Mexico by providing them with a new dedicated gas pipeline featuring state-of-the-art technology for natural gas transportation, while addressing the country’s growing energy demand,” Alexis Milo, one of Mexico’s top economists, told NGI’s Mexico GPI.  “The development of this project should…

December 1, 2023
USMCA Panel on Mexico Energy Dispute Said Likely by February

USMCA Panel on Mexico Energy Dispute Said Likely by February

The United States government could request a panel process by February to settle the ongoing energy dispute with Mexico over practices that are considered to be in violation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, or USMCA. This is according to Vanessa Sciarra, vice president of Trade and International Competitiveness at the American Clean Power Association (ACP), who spoke…

October 24, 2023
API, Allies Urge Biden Government to ‘Hold Mexico Accountable’ for Nationalist Energy Policies

API, Allies Urge Biden Government to ‘Hold Mexico Accountable’ for Nationalist Energy Policies

A trio of U.S. trade organizations led by the American Petroleum Institute (API) is again calling on the Biden administration to engage forcefully with Mexico over the latter’s energy policies, which the groups say give preferential treatment to Mexico’s state-owned producers of hydrocarbons and electricity. In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, API…

March 14, 2023
Mexico, Trading Partners in ‘Productive’ Dialogue Amid Talk of Energy Export Bans

Mexico, Trading Partners in ‘Productive’ Dialogue Amid Talk of Energy Export Bans

Mexico, the United States and Canada continue to work through their trade policy differences as the world’s energy supply becomes an increasing piece of geopolitical gamesmanship. It has been 75 days since U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai announced that her office was requesting dispute settlement consultations with Mexico centered around energy. Under rules of…

October 4, 2022
USMCA Squabble Likely to End Amicably, Industry Expert Says

USMCA Squabble Likely to End Amicably, Industry Expert Says

It’s probable that a trade dispute between Mexico and its northern neighbors Canada and the United States will be resolved through discussion, Carlos Flores, Director of Business Development at Nordex Group for Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Central America & Caribbean, told NGI’s Mexico GPI.  “Nonetheless, there is no question that, if the consultations are taken to…

September 30, 2022
Mexico-U.S. Energy Tensions Ease As Focus Shifts to Shared Opportunities

Mexico-U.S. Energy Tensions Ease As Focus Shifts to Shared Opportunities

Energy sector tensions between the United States and Mexico have quieted in recent days as both sides work to change the narrative towards cooperation.  U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Secretary of State Antony Blinken were in Mexico City on Monday to speak to top officials, including Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Orador, in what…

September 13, 2022
USMCA Energy Consultations Could Damage Mexico Economy, Expert Lawyer Says

USMCA Energy Consultations Could Damage Mexico Economy, Expert Lawyer Says

Mexico needs to reach an agreement during the consultation period with its commercial partners in the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) as part of a dispute over energy policies, Teresa Gallegos, an expert attorney in the Mexican energy industry, told NGI’s Mexico GPI.  If it doesn’t, “Mexico will be in a very unfavorable position which will without…

August 19, 2022
AMLO, Biden, Trudeau Promise ‘North American Methane Strategy’ in Washington Summit

AMLO, Biden, Trudeau Promise ‘North American Methane Strategy’ in Washington Summit

Mexican President Andrés Maneul López Obrador, joined by U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday pledged to create a “North American strategy on methane and black carbon” during a trilateral summit in Washington, DC. The strategy will aim “to reduce methane emissions from all sectors, especially oil and gas,” the…

November 22, 2021
Natural Gas Industry Turns Gaze to DC Summit, Opportunity for Energy Cooperation – Mexico Spotlight

Natural Gas Industry Turns Gaze to DC Summit, Opportunity for Energy Cooperation – Mexico Spotlight

All eyes in Mexico’s energy sector were on Washington, DC on Thursday as President Biden hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the first summit of its kind since 2016. Ahead of the so-called “Three Amigos” summit, the Canadian Chamber of Congress, Mexican business group Consejo Coordinador Empresarial…

November 18, 2021
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