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Biden, Trump Near Finish Line in Election That Could Reverberate in Mexico’s Energy Sector

Biden, Trump Near Finish Line in Election That Could Reverberate in Mexico’s Energy Sector

Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump face off on Nov. 3 in a U.S. election being closely watched by Mexico’s energy sector. Mexico’s energy system, like its economy, is tightly intertwined with its northern neighbor. The country imports around 70% of its natural gas and around 80% of its gasoline from…

October 20, 2020
Tight EIA Data, Expected LNG Demand Recovery Drives Sharp Rebound for Natural Gas Futures Prices

Tight EIA Data, Expected LNG Demand Recovery Drives Sharp Rebound for Natural Gas Futures Prices

Big rebound for natural gas futures on tight EIA data, cooler weather trends Full LNG demand recovery unclear as barge still submerged in Calcasieu Ship Channel Cash rises as chilly air blankets Midwest, heads toward East Natural gas futures quickly bounced back from the prior day’s nosedive as traders were hopeful Gulf Coast exports would…

October 16, 2020
Mexico Said ‘Tremendous’ Growth Opportunity for Small-Scale LNG Market

Mexico Said ‘Tremendous’ Growth Opportunity for Small-Scale LNG Market

Stabilis Energy LLC sees Mexico’s small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) market growing in “double digits” in the coming years, CEO Jim Reddinger said Wednesday. The opportunities were discussed during a webinar organized by LDC Gas Forums. Although pipeline buildout in Mexico and across the U.S. border has been swift since 2014, “a lot of the…

October 15, 2020
Salina Cruz LNG Export Project Said Unfeasible Under Current Conditions

Salina Cruz LNG Export Project Said Unfeasible Under Current Conditions

A proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project touted by Mexico’s government is not logistically or economically feasible under current conditions, according to Gadex consultancy co-founder Eduardo Prud’homme. The government this month unveiled a long-awaited infrastructure plan with five projects listed under the energy category, including a 25.2 billion-peso ($1.18 billion) gas export terminal in…

October 14, 2020
Natural Gas Traders Take Breather, Await Clearer Weather Picture

Natural Gas Traders Take Breather, Await Clearer Weather Picture

Weather models struggling with chillier outlook Production higher as offshore output returns following Hurricane Delta Cash prices mixed as heat continues out West Natural gas futures headed lower Tuesday as morning weather models shifted warmer. Production moved considerably higher as well, sending the November Nymex gas futures contract down 2.6 cents to $2.855. December slipped…

October 14, 2020
U.S. Natural Gas Prices Seen Soaring in 2021 on Rising Demand, Low Production

U.S. Natural Gas Prices Seen Soaring in 2021 on Rising Demand, Low Production

Rising domestic and international demand for natural gas as winter weather settles in, combined with continued light production levels, are expected to send U.S. natural gas prices soaring next year, according to multiple forecasts issued in recent days. In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) published October 6, the U.S. Energy Information Agency said it…

October 12, 2020
Q&A with Emily Medina on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Q&A with Emily Medina 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 40th Q&A in the series is with Emily Medina, Non-Resident Fellow at the Energy Policy Research Foundation,…

October 9, 2020
Listen Now: Latest NGI Hub & Flow Podcast Spotlights Mexico Natural Gas

Listen Now: Latest NGI Hub & Flow Podcast Spotlights Mexico Natural Gas

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow podcast in which NGI senior editor Christopher Lenton talks to FTI energy consultant and El Economista columnist Pablo Zarate about the Mexico natural gas market. Lenton and Zarate discuss the status of liquefied natural gas projects, the state of energy reform, and…

September 4, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Pare Losses Early as Forecasts Show Heat Returning Before Mid-August

Natural Gas Futures Pare Losses Early as Forecasts Show Heat Returning Before Mid-August

Bolstered by a toasty temperature outlook for the second week of August, natural gas futures shrugged off cooler trends for next week to pare their recent losses in early trading Tuesday. After selling off 7.4 cents in the previous session, the August Nymex contract was up 4.1 cents to $1.775/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET.…

July 28, 2020
BlackRock Manager Says Mexico’s Long-Term Fundamentals Remain Strong Despite Current Turmoil

BlackRock Manager Says Mexico’s Long-Term Fundamentals Remain Strong Despite Current Turmoil

Despite multiple headwinds currently facing Mexico, the long-term fundamentals underpinning the economy remain strong, according to BlackRock Inc.’s Juan Alberto Leautaud, head of Mexico Infrastructure Investment. As an infrastructure investor for the world’s largest asset manager, “I tend to think about the long-term…fundamentals of investments and assets, and in this case, a country,” Leautaud said…

July 27, 2020