Category Archives: Featured Interview

Remapping the Mexican energy sector into English

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We have updated a report from 2010 that had been written to stabilize the translation of new terms from the Energy Reform of 2008.  One of the advances was to find a precise translation of “asignación,” a critical term that refers to the blocks that Pemex has received in Round Zero.  We have heard multiple Continue Reading

An interview with Arturo Henríquez Autrey, Pemex

International, Inc.: Corporate Director of Procurement

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On January 7, 2014, Arturo Henríquez Autrey, the president of Pemex Procurement International, Inc., gave a presentation in Houston. Afterwards, he spoke with MEI and agreed to an interview. Within 10 days of his presentation, Mr. Henríquez was named Corporate Director of Procurement in Pemex, with the result that his schedule no longer permitted further Continue Reading

Interview with Francisco Salazar: President, Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE)

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FRANCISCO SALAZAR is a commissioner and president of Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), a position that he has held since December 2005. The CRE is a federal agency that plays key roles in the operation and expansion of Mexico’s energy sector. The present interview was prompted by his testimony before the Mexican Senate on October Continue Reading

An interview with Luis Miguel Labardini

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On the occasion of his participation as a panelist at the conference held at Rice University,[1] we had the opportunity to speak with Luis Miguel Labardini, who came from Mexico City to participate in the panel on the outlook for shale gas in Mexico. His key point was that Pemex will not develop Mexico’s 550 Continue Reading

Interview with Johannes Werner, Editor, Cuba Standard

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THERE ARE GAPS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLICY in relation to the access to markets, credit, technology and minerals in the Greater Gulf of Mexico that includes the U.S., Mexico and Cuba. With the aim of gaining insight regarding Cuba’s place and outlook in the Inter-American community, we interviewed Johannes Werner, who is the founder Continue Reading

Oil and Energy Reform in Mexico: An Interview with George Baker

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Reprint:, Monday, November 4, 2013 George Baker is the long-time publisher of Mexico Energy Intelligence, a Houston-based newsletter that addresses current matters of commerce, institutional development law and regulation. In parallel, he directs its online portal: ENERGIA.COM, where a visitor may read interviews with stakeholders and analysts, and download reports on topics of public Continue Reading

Interview with Ricardo Pascoe: Political analyst, diplomat, congressman

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RICARDO PASCOE has a 30-year involvement in Mexican politics at the national level. He was in the PRD leadership cadre in the presidential elections of 1988, 1994 and 2000. In the national elections of 2006, he was active in the campaign of PAN’s presidential candidate, Felipe Calderón. He was a member of the Lower House Continue Reading


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