Category Archives: Mexico Energy Intelligence

Glossary of Mexico’s Motor Fuel Standards

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Glossary of Mexico’s Motor Fuel Standards: Preparing for non-Pemex imports MEI 836 (Houston) — On June 26, 2016, the CRE authorized 10% ethanol gasoline for Mexico, reversing an earlier policy that excluded U.S. ethanol-enriched gasoline from entering the Mexico market. Download sample pages of this 28-page glossary by clicking MEI 836 Glossary of Mexico’s Motor Continue Reading

Houston Roadshow for Mexico’s Round Two

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Houston Roadshow for Mexico’s Round Two MEI REPORT NO. 840 – Houston, March 21, 2017 On March 9, 2017, a Houston audience was presented with an overview of the upcoming lease auctions in Mexico’s Round 2. The principal speaker was Juan Carlos Zepeda, president of the National Hydrocarbon Commission. Accompanying him were Salvador Ugalde with the Continue Reading

Security risk and rule of law in Mexico

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Security risk and rule of law in Mexico: Basic Considerations MEI Report No. 838 February 17, 2017 In the light of the disruptions of highway traffic and commerce, including vandalism, that took place nationwide in Mexico during the first two weeks of January, a fresh look at the issues of security and rule of law Continue Reading

Bilingual Glossary of ASEA safety guidelines for E&P

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Mexico’s Hydrocarbon Safety Agency (ASEA) was created by law in the Energy Reform of 2014 as an agency to provide public oversight over the entire hydrocarbon value chain, from seismic surveys to service stations.

Mexico’s Energy Sector in 2016

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Mexico’s Energy Sector in 2016 MEI Report 835 Houston, January 31, 2017 This report surveys developments in Mexico’s energy sector in 2016, taking note of high-level personnel changes and institutional and commercial developments. Most of our attention was placed on understanding the farmout strategy that Pemex announced in mid-July and that became the basis for Continue Reading

Why Mexico Needs Standard Farmouts

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Why Mexico Needs Standard Farmouts This report was prompted by a seminar held at Rice University’s Baker Institute on November 1, 2016, on the subject of recent trends in the Mexican economy. During Q&A, the speaker, a deputy secretary from Mexico’s Finance Ministry, responded with surprise at the comment that Pemex and the government were Continue Reading

Mexico’s Problematic E&P Safety Regime

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Mexico’s Problematic E&P Safety Regime Additional work needed for Macondo-scale regulation MEI Report 832 (Houston) The 2013‐14 Energy Reform in Mexico created a new agency that would be responsible for standards and compliance in relation to commerce in hydrocarbons. Unlike the United States and Norway, among other jurisdictions, where cognate agencies would be focused specifically Continue Reading