Category Archives: Energy reform

Market Comment 013: Ten Bold Steps Not Taken

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MEXICO’S 2013 ENERGY REFORM THERE ARE AMPLE GROUNDS TO CELEBRATE the passage on December 12, 2013 of an energy reform package in Mexico, one that is unexpectedly broad in its scope. DOWNLOAD the final text of the 2013 Constitutional Amendments to Articles 25, 27 and 28, relating to energy reform (English bookmarks added to facilitate document navigation). There Continue Reading

Mexico’s energy reform in relation to oil and gas: Key points

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Today, we have a Senate report that is very ambitious in its scope; and the underlying purpose of which is to give the government the flexibly to respond to evolving technologies and market conditions without having to enter into a another constitutional debate in the future. That said, what we have today is a Senate Continue Reading

Guessing at the Text of the 2013 Energy Reform

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We are at High Noon in the 2013 energy reform. This two-page report identifies the key paragraphs in Constitutional Articles 27 and 28 that will need to be amended in order to have a meaningful energy reform in oil and electricity. The report offers an edited version of those paragraphs that reflect both domestic and Continue Reading

Lifting Mexico’s Oil & Gas Potential – A Presentation by George Baker

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Energy reform in any country with a National Oil Company (NOC) should include these goals: Lift the career potential of oil professionals. Devise an oil regime with these characteristics: Offers its NOC the opportunity to operate outside of its home country, in equity associations with top-tier IOCs; Offers IOCs investment opportunities with materiality, transparency and Continue Reading

An Indirect Critique of Mexico’s Energy Reform Proposals

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PRESS RELEASE — HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2013 Many persons in Mexico and abroad spent much of their time this August digging into the nuts and bolts of the three energy proposals offered by the PAN, PRI and PRD. The question on our minds was this: How to explain and summarize these proposals in a simple, comparative Continue Reading

EPN’s Energy Reform Package

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How to square the proposals with the historical record and investment outlook? The debate that will follow the release of the government’s proposal for energy reform will invoke diverse claims and arguments. At the eye of the storm will be the linked topics of private capital investment, public oversight and Pemex governance. The PAN‐led, energy reform of Continue Reading

Panelists reflect on outlook of Mexican oil at Global Energy Conference

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A panel on the outlook for Mexican oil was held in Houston on May 15, 2013, as an element of the 8th Global Energy Conference sponsored by MAYER • BROWN law firm. There were two speakers on the panel, which was moderated by Mayer Brown’s Pablo Ferrante: Duncan Wood, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center Continue Reading