Category Archives: Energy reform

How goes the Energy Reform in Mexico?

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How goes the energy reform in Mexico? III Forum on Energy Strategies MEI 790 (Houston) — This report comments on the energy conference that took place in Mexico City on August 18, 2015, and organized by Energia a Debate. The conference featured as speakers Energy Minister Coldwell and CNH President-Commissioner Juan Carlos Zepeda, plus upwards Continue Reading

“Roadshow” to promote commercial aura of Mexico

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HOUSTON — UT Austin, in the persona of the Jackson School of Geoscience, in which, a few years ago, Lourdes Melgar was a Fellow, supports the “revitalization of Mexico’s energy sector.” For the slides of the Houston roadshow on October 20, the link is At that event, there were upwards of 400 persons present, Continue Reading

Post-Reform Blues: What does the Mexican Energy Reform mean in English?

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HOUSTON — This report observes that many of the concepts that are embraced in the 2014 energy reform have their roots in ideas that had first appeared in previous presidential administrations, for example, the idea proposed during the Fox administration that Pemex’s board of directors should include executives from the private sector. The report identifies Continue Reading

The Law School of Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León to hold energy reform panel

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Monterrey, August 7-9, 2014 — The Law School of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León has scheduled a 2 ½-day series of presentations and panels that will consider diverse aspects of the energy reform. You may download the preliminary program HERE.

Mexico’s New Oil & Gas Regime

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MARKET NOTE 193 (HOUSTON) — THE ENERGY REFORM IN MEXICO that was announced by the Peña Nieto administration in December of 2013 was applauded by prospective investors in the oil‐and‐gas and power industries. Six months later, as the two pieces of implementing legislation in relation to hydrocarbons wind their way through committee review, the applause Continue Reading

Round One, First

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A summary in Spanish of our arguments and observations about Pemex’s participation in the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference was published in a column in the Mexico City daily newspaper REFORMA on June 10, 2014, with the title “Ronda Uno, primero.” Following the example set by Brazil, and with strong lobbying from Pemex, the Mexican government Continue Reading

Field Notes from South Texas

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I was in Brownsville on Wednesday, June 4, at a panel on energy matters with Congressmen Gene Green and Fil Vela. I told the audience that I had been invited to an energy conference in Tokyo in March; and that the organizers of that conference wanted to know if the dynamic of the Texas shale Continue Reading


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