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Getting Oil and Gas to Market

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OTC Audience Perceptions About Mexico’s Midstream (Public Policy Perspective 10059 – Final Report on the OTC panel, Houston, May 31, 2019) This report draws on issues that were raised at the panel on Mexico’s midstream that was held at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) on May 7, 2019. The panel was structured into two segments: Continue Reading

President Lopez Obrador at Six Months

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Reinventing the Office of the President of Mexico (MEI 897, Houston, May 29, 2019) This report addresses two broad questions: During the first six months of the López Obrador administration, how has the national interest been served? In parallel, is the Mexico risk premium overpriced or underpriced in the energy sector? Table 1 lists 13 Continue Reading

MEXICO’S MIDSTREAM PANEL AT OTC 2019

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(MEI 895, HOUSTON, 05/15/2019) — This report provides highlights of panelist presentations at the Mexico country session of the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference. The session was structured in two segments: Operators and Service companies plus the midstream regulator. In the first segment, speakers from Pemex, BP, Murphy Oil and Fieldwood voiced ideas and concerns about Continue Reading

Oil Missteps in Mexico, 1982-2018

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(MEI 891, HOUSTON, 04/24/2019) This report takes aim at the “Pemex corruption argument” that is presently in circulation. The argument is that the deteriorated state of Pemex may be explained by a pattern of corruption during the so-called neoliberal period of 1982-2018. In this report, we interpret the present state of Pemex as a result Continue Reading

Methodological note

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(Houston, 04/13/2019) One of our long-time and perceptive readers recently characterized our reports as “long-form journalism.” He added that his daily schedule is crowded to the point that he limits himself to reading reports of one page or less. We replied that the summary in most of our reports is meant to serve the needs Continue Reading

Two decades of anti-corruption in Mexico: 1998-2018

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(Public Policy Perspective 10058, Houston, March 6, 2019) This report examines the record during 1998-2018 of efforts directed to combat corruption and increase accountability and transparency. Table 1 lists the titles of these measures in chronological order. Table 2 sorts the titles by legal class (treaties, constitutional amendments, laws and institutional dispositions). Table 3 is Continue Reading

Anti-corruption in Mexican law and history

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(Houston, March 5, 2019) This report is the third in a series on anti-corruption in Mexico and Latin America. It introduces the legal and institutional frameworks that are designed to combat corruption in Mexico’s civil service. Attention is given to the Congressional Auditor’s Office (ASF), the Ministry of Public Service (SFP) and the Finance Ministry’s Continue Reading


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