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Natural Gas Futures Give Up Ground As Forecasts Suggest Eased Intensity of Looming Cold Blast

Natural Gas Futures Give Up Ground As Forecasts Suggest Eased Intensity of Looming Cold Blast

BREAKING: U.S. EIA reports withdrawal of 134 Bcf from natural gas storage for the week ended Jan. 8 Forecasts disappointed after high expectations for winter chill But lower production and rising exports supported demand In an erratic day of trading that saw natural gas futures swing between gains and losses several times, the prompt month…

January 14, 2021
Braskem Idesa Partially Restores Operations at Mexico Petrochemical Complex

Braskem Idesa Partially Restores Operations at Mexico Petrochemical Complex

Braskem Idesa said Thursday it had partially restored operations at the Etileno XXI polyethylene complex in Mexico’s Veracruz state. In December, Mexico natural gas system operator Cenagas canceled the company’s access to pipeline natural gas supply, forcing Braskem Idesa to shut down Etileno XXI, the largest petrochemicals operation in Latin America.  The Etileno plant uses…

January 7, 2021
Mexico’s Pemex Reports Natural Gas, Oil Production Decline in November

Mexico’s Pemex Reports Natural Gas, Oil Production Decline in November

Mexican state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) reported natural gas production of 3.68 Bcf/d in November 2020, down from 3.87 Bcf/d during the same month in 2019.  The figure includes production with joint-venture (JV) partners. Production from fields operated solely by Pemex fell to 3.6 Bcf/d from 3.78 Bcf/d, the national oil company said. Natural…

January 4, 2021
In 2021, Midterm Elections Could be Pivotal in Determining Future of Mexico’s Energy Sector

In 2021, Midterm Elections Could be Pivotal in Determining Future of Mexico’s Energy Sector

The June midterm elections in Mexico, set to be the country’s largest single-day election in its history, could either stall or advance President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s state-centric energy sector platform. The election would see the entire lower house being voted in, as well as numerous gubernatorial, state legislature and mayoral races. Wins for his…

December 30, 2020
New Permitting Rules Could Prove Problematic for Mexico LNG Exports

New Permitting Rules Could Prove Problematic for Mexico LNG Exports

New regulation over the permitting process involved in the importing and exporting of fuels in Mexico published in the country’s Official Gazette on Dec. 26 could prove harmful to competition in the Mexican energy sector. Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (Cofece), the federal economic competition commission, published a statement last week warning the rules…

December 30, 2020
New Fuel Permit Rules in Mexico Said Damaging to Energy Sector Competition

New Fuel Permit Rules in Mexico Said Damaging to Energy Sector Competition

New regulation over the permitting process involved in the importing and exporting of fuels in Mexico published in the country’s Official Gazette on Dec. 26 could prove harmful to competition in the Mexican energy sector. Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (Cofece), the federal economic competition commission, published a statement last week warning the rules…

December 28, 2020
Private Sector Upstream Industry in Mexico Said Committed to Developing Nation’s Oil and Gas

Private Sector Upstream Industry in Mexico Said Committed to Developing Nation’s Oil and Gas

Private firms operating in the Mexican upstream oil and gas sector have maintained their commitment to the country despite the impacts of coronavirus and have even upped exploratory activity this year. This is according to a panel of experts who spoke during a virtual event last week organized by the #WeTweetEnergy group, an online community…

December 22, 2020
Clear Rules Will Boost Mexico Energy Investor Confidence, Veteran Expert Says

Clear Rules Will Boost Mexico Energy Investor Confidence, Veteran Expert Says

“Based on my day-to-day experience dealing with clients and different actors in the energy sector, I think the main concern in the industry is that the rules established for private investment are respected,” said Graciela Álvarez Hoth, CEO of risk management and energy consultancy firm NRGI Broker, who has more than 30 years of experience…

December 11, 2020
Costa Azul Natural Gas Export Project in Mexico Gathers Steam With Total Signing

Costa Azul Natural Gas Export Project in Mexico Gathers Steam With Total Signing

France’s Total SE has joined Sempra Energy subsidiaries Sempra LNG and Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova) in developing Mexico’s first natural gas export project. Total management said Tuesday the company now holds a 16.6% equity share of the Energía Costa Azul (ECA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project set for Ensenada in Baja California on Mexico’s Pacific…

December 10, 2020
COLUMN: Cessation of Gas Supply to Etileno XXI Worrying Sign for Energy Industry

COLUMN: Cessation of Gas Supply to Etileno XXI Worrying Sign for Energy Industry

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…

December 4, 2020
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