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Sierrita Gas Pipeline OK’d for Additional U.S.-to-Mexico Capacity

FERC on Monday issued a certificate to Sierrita Gas Pipeline LLC’s Compressor Expansion Project, designed to add 322,794 Dth/d of firm service through its existing border crossing facility by building a compressor station in southern Arizona.

October 2, 2018
Mexico Natural Gas Prices a Mixed Bag for August

Mexico Natural Gas Prices a Mixed Bag for August

The volume of reported natural gas trades in Mexico totaled 7.52 Bcf/d in August, representing a 14.2% jump from July and a year-to-date high.

September 27, 2018
Pemex Urged to Spin Off Natural Gas Business By Mexican Regulators

Pemex Urged to Spin Off Natural Gas Business By Mexican Regulators

Mexico’s upstream regulator has urged the government to spin off a separate natural gas company from state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), along the lines of Russia’s Gazprom, or BP Gas that emerged from the umbrella of the UK-based oil major.

September 27, 2018
OFS Company’s Bankruptcy a Cautionary Tale for Mexico E&P

OFS Company’s Bankruptcy a Cautionary Tale for Mexico E&P

Following a hearing in Singapore, Mexican-based oilfield services company Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro SAPI de CV has been cleared to negotiate with creditors a year after it sought the protection of the law under a bankruptcy procedure, known as concurso mercantil, similar to Chapter 11 in the United States.

September 20, 2018
Corruption Still a Concern in Mexico Public, Private Sectors, Study Finds

Corruption Still a Concern in Mexico Public, Private Sectors, Study Finds

Corruption is becoming “normalized” in Mexican society, a trend driven in part by the energy sector, according to new research.

September 19, 2018
Analysts Say López Obrador’s Harsh Criticism Ignores Important Mexico Energy Reform Advances

Analysts Say López Obrador’s Harsh Criticism Ignores Important Mexico Energy Reform Advances

Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s criticism of the country’s 2013-14 energy reform overlooks major advances made under the legislative overhaul, according to experts.

September 14, 2018
Mexico’s Incoming President Expects Oil Production ‘Crisis’ to End in Late 2019

Mexico’s Incoming President Expects Oil Production ‘Crisis’ to End in Late 2019

It was déjà vu all over again for the Mexican oil industry, when President-Elect Andrés Manuel Lopez Obradór visited his home state Tabasco last weekend to meet with Mexican service companies.

September 12, 2018
Valley Crossing Again Calls for Delaying Tex-Mex Natural Gas Pipeline Project

Valley Crossing Again Calls for Delaying Tex-Mex Natural Gas Pipeline Project

For the second time this year, Valley Crossing Pipeline has informed FERC that conditions will force it to delay work on its Border Crossing Project, a 1,000-foot stretch of 42-inch diameter pipeline that would extend from a point in Texas state waters about 30 miles east of Brownsville, to the international border with the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

September 11, 2018
Mexico’s Changing of the Guard Puts Spotlight on Peña Nieto, López Obrador Ideologies

Mexico’s Changing of the Guard Puts Spotlight on Peña Nieto, López Obrador Ideologies

Seventy-three companies from 20 nations are exploring for oil and natural gas in Mexico, where every aspect of the hydrocarbons business, from upstream to retail, was a state monopoly until the 2013-14 nation’s energy reform, President Enrique Peña Nieto said this week in his sixth and last annual state of the nation address, known as the Informe.

September 10, 2018
Pemex Transparency Still Lacking Under Mexico Energy Reform, Study Finds

Pemex Transparency Still Lacking Under Mexico Energy Reform, Study Finds

Mexico authorities must address a discrepancy between the level of transparency shown by national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and that of national hydrocarbons commission CNH, the latter said Wednesday.

September 7, 2018