Category Archives: Mexico Energy Intelligence

Pemex Migration Regime: Discretionality vs. Market Solution

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Pemex Migration Regime: Discretionality vs. Market Solution This report, MEI 827, describes the Pemex Migration Regime, its purposes, limitations, time-line and peculiar lexicon. The report reconstructs the time-line in 14 steps, each with its own technical vocabulary — much of which consists of neologisms like “migración” that have no prior usage in Mexican legislation or Continue Reading

Deconstructing Minister Coldwell

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Deconstructing Minister Coldwell MEI 819 (HOUSTON) — Pedro Joaquin Caldwell, 66, Mexico’s energy minister since 2012, was the keynote speaker at the conference on Mexico’s Energy Reform at Rice University’s Baker Institute on September 23, 2016. His presentation, delivered in Spanish and with slides in English, offered an overview of the new oil and power Continue Reading

Energy Reform As PRI Franchise

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Energy Reform As PRI Franchise: Looking for the long term Major changes in energy policy in Mexico have always taken place during PRI administrations. This report asks about how the energy reform package of 2013-15 may be understood as a PRI work-product, that is, as measures that are influenced by PRI’s ideology and seven-decade experience Continue Reading

MEI 809.1 — Seeking Synergy in Perdido: Pemex offers too little, too late

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MEI 809.1 — Seeking Synergy in Perdido: Pemex offers too little, too late This report (MEI 809) was finished on June 5. Its purpose was to identify contract models that could serve for IOC partnerships in Pemex’s blocks, with special reference to blocks that might auctioned in tandem with those in Round 1.4, scheduled for Continue Reading

MEI Report No. 804: Interview with Alfredo E. Guzmán

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MEI Report No. 804: Interview with Alfredo E. Guzmán Petroleum Geologist and former commissioner, National Hydrocarbon Commission ALFREDO E. GUZMAN is a Mexican petroleum exploration geologist whose accomplishments in public service include his appointment as one of the original commissioners to the National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH) in 2009. During his career in Pemex, he had Continue Reading

MEI Report No. 803 Mexico’s Energy Reform in 2015

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MEI Report No. 803: Mexico’s Energy Reform in 2015 A Blowout in the First Year THE DEPRECIATION OF THE MEXICAN PESO, touching MX$/19 to US$1, reflects, in large measure, the unfulfilled expectations of lenders and investors concerning the results of the first year of the roll‐out of the energy reform legislation of 2014. Lenders and Continue Reading

MEI 794: Lawyers Ponder Mexican Energy

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Lawyers Ponder Mexican Energy: Annual Meeting of the US-Mexico Bar Association This report provides a partial record of the panel discussions and offline conversations about energy questions that concerned speakers at the annual meeting of the US-Mexico Bar Association (USMBA), which was held in Houston, November 4-6, 2015. The keynote speaker was Carlos Morales Gil, the Continue Reading