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Talos Energy: From a commercial discovery to a commercial dispute (Extract)

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Houston, September 20, 2021 –– Four years after making the largest commercial oil discovery in Mexico in a generation in 2017, the commercial expectations of the consortium led by Houston-based Talos Energy continue in suspense. A positive outcome in which Talos is the operator continues to be an elusive challenge for the company. Zama has Continue Reading

MEI Report 939 – Energy and the Public Interest

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(Houston, June 29, 2021) — In this report, we ask about the public interest in Zama reservoir and the Deer Park Refinery. Click here to download MEI REPORT 939 (selected pages). ***WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY THIS REPORT AND RECEIVE 50 PERCENT OFF***

AMLO’s proposed buyout at the Deer Park Refinery

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(Houston, June 4, 2021) Public Policy Perspective Report 10080 –– A strategic unforced error that puts Pemex and Houston at risk. More on this story and podcast with George Baker, Houston-based analyst. Click here.

Mexico Ruling on Zama Unitization Crucial Decision 2021

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(Houston, January 20, 2021) — Our interview with Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI), issued December 18, 2020, focused on the outlook for 2021 in the energy sector (link below). In the same spirit of wanting to look ahead to discern the shape of energy policy in Mexico in the coming years, we dug into the details Continue Reading

Overcoming the American Accent in Spanish

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(Houston, Jan. 19, 2021) — The Barrier to Listening to Spanish: This revised report was first issued on December 26, 2012, during the first month of the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto when it was foreseen that with an energy reform there would be a new interest in gaining bilingual proficiency in Spanish. Our impression Continue Reading

Ronald (Ron) E. Sweatman passes at 72

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Hall of Fame Inventor of 44 patents, author and Oil and Gas Executive, Ronald Sweatman, passes at age 72. Read and share Ronald Sweatman’s obituary.

API raises yellow card

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(HOUSTON, June 22, 2020, MEI Market Note 103) — THREE WEEKS IN ADVANCE of the date when the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is scheduled to come into force, a major oil industry voice in Washington, D.C., notified senior officials of the Trump Administration of concerns about the regulatory mistreatment of its members in Mexico. The Continue Reading


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