Remapping the Mexican energy sector into EnglishAugust 21, 2014
We have updated a report from 2010 that had been written to stabilize the translation of new terms from the Energy Reform of 2008. One of the advances was to find a precise translation of “asignación,” a critical term that refers to the blocks that Pemex has received in Round Zero. We have heard multiple translations: assignment, entitlement, award, among others (even “assignation”). The term that best fits the legal, in...Read more
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|June 17, 2014||Public Policy Perspective No. 10031 - Permitting U.S. LNG exports to non-FTA countries — This report examines an imbroglio in official Washington regarding the process for granting export permits for LNG exports to countries with which the U.S. does not have a Free Trade Agreement (non-FTAs).||No. 10031|
|May 31, 2014||Public Policy Perspective No. 10030 - Benchmarking Public Tenders in Mexico. The current system of public-sector procurement came about in two laws that were promulgated on January 4, 2000...||No. 10030|
|August 26, 2013||Public Policy Perspective No. 10027 — Each of Mexico's three main political parties has released its framework for energy reform. These frameworks are more alike than they are different: they all seek their legitimacy from a correct reading of Mexico’s legal, political and ideological past.||No. 10027|
|August 9, 2013||Public Policy Perspective No. 10026 (August 7, 2013; revised August 9, 2013) — Questions to Ask About Enrique Peña Nieto's Energy Reform Proposal.||No. 10026|
|January 16, 2013||Public Policy Perspective No. 10025 — The Mexican Government's Offshore Entities in the Oil Sector. This report provides an overview of Pemex’s network of offshore companies, indicating benefits, criticism as well as potential harm to Pemex and the public interest if market governance and oversight are inadequate.||No. 10025|
|September 4, 2012||Public Policy Perspective No. 10024 — The Mexican Controversy About PMI. Provides an overview of both sides of the argument about Pemex’s offshore network of companies.||No. 10024|
|July 23, 2012||Public Policy Perspective No. 10023 — LPG Interests and the Elections. Natural gas offers superior value even when its BTU price is higher.||No. 10023|
|June 28, 2012||Public Policy Perspective No. 10022 — Mexican Spring: Notes on Mexican Presidential Cycles.||No. 10022|
|May 11, 2012||Public Policy Perspective 10021 — CNH 2.0 – Next congress must rewrite the charter and mandate of the National Hydrocarbons Commission.||No. 10021|
|October 25, 2011||Public Policy Perspective No. 10019 — Qui Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Over‐reached by auditors against key Pemex staff (Spanish text).||No. 10019|
|October 25, 2011||Public Policy Perspective No. 10018 — Global Oil Industry Puzzled by Pemex Exec Sanctions. Auditors lacked knowledge of commodity market trades.||No. 10018|
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