Public Policy Perspectives
Public Policy Perspectives
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|December 29, 2015||Public Policy Perspective 10036 — Pemex’s Farmout Strategy: International Expectations. This report identifies the principle concepts and terms that are found in farmout agreements, as executed in the United States and in other jurisdictions. Exhibit A is a glossary of terms, Exhibit B a sample farmout letter of inquiry.|
|December 1, 2015||Public Policy Perspective No. 10035 — Energy Market Design: Oil vs. Power. This report identifies essential differences between the market designs of oil and power products and the associated challenges for public policy. The power market requires the continuous delivery (like water and natural gas), oil products require only continual delivery (as at a service station for motor fuel).|
|August 10, 2015||Public Policy Perspective No. 10034 — Grid System for Mexico’s E&P Blocks. This report offers an imaginary grid system to provide order in the definition of blocks that are to be the subject of international public auctions. The present system in Mexico is to offer a random mixture of squares, rectangles and polygons. The polygons add unnecessary administrative costs as well as opportunity costs that would be avoided were a standard block and grid system adopted.|
|February 7-11, 2015||Public Policy Perspective No. 10033 — Critiquing and Looking Beyond Round One — In this report, we seek to provide constructive criticism of the fiscal system set forth in Mexico’s new hydrocarbon legislation. The goal is to identify ways to bring into better alignment the interests of the State, society and
oil companies who are to invest in Mexico.
|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).|
|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...|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|June 28, 2012||Public Policy Perspective No. 10022 — Mexican Spring: Notes on Mexican Presidential Cycles.|
|May 11, 2012||Public Policy Perspective 10021 — CNH 2.0 – Next congress must rewrite the charter and mandate of the National Hydrocarbons Commission.|
|October 25, 2011||Public Policy Perspective No. 10019 — Qui Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Over‐reached by auditors against key Pemex staff (Spanish text).|
|October 25, 2011||Public Policy Perspective No. 10018 — Global Oil Industry Puzzled by Pemex Exec Sanctions. Auditors lacked knowledge of commodity market trades.|
|March 16, 2006||Public Policy Perspective No. 10013 — Las políticas de petróleo y gas en México. A briefing paper for the next government.|
|January 19, 2006||Public Policy Perspective No. 10014 — Rethinking Oil Policy in Mexico. Discussion of industry, institutional and policy issues.|
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