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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

Transparency Gap In The CNH

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(HOUSTON, May 27, 2020, Market Note 248) — IN DECEMBER OF 2018, the CIDE noted an asymetry in CNH reporting. READ PAGES ON MOBILE DEVICE

A Rule of Law in Mexico’s Energy Sector

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(HOUSTON, June 17, 2020, MEI 911) — IN MANY STREETS AROUND THE WORLD today the rule of law is questioned and defied as populations grapple with the coronavirus-19, the associated economic contraction, and the turn in governments toward authoritarian strategies for managing the economy and civil dissent. Mexico is not an exception. READ PAGES ON Continue Reading

Mexico’s Energy Reform at Year Six

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(Houston, February 25, 2020, MEI 907) — Everyone, it seems, is frustrated by the results to date of Mexico’s Energy Reform of 2013-14. The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador deplores the low level of investment and production from the upstream leases. Pemex E&P is going through a leadership crisis. Midstream investors in natural Continue Reading

Talos Comment 097

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(Houston, Feburary 14, 2020, Talos Comment 097) — This report is the complement to Market Comment 095, which provided a chronological narrative of the history of energy reform in Mexico, retold in the language and concepts of American football. READ PAGES ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE

Pemex Quits Exploration In Deepwater

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(HOUSTON, JUNE 3, 2020, Market Comment 101) — This report asks about how Mexico’s National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH) should respond to the statements by executives of Petróleos Mexicanos that the company will suspend deepwater exploration until at least 2024. READ PAGES ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE

Pemex’s Safety and Environmental System (SEMS): How robust?

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The robustness of Pemex’s safety regime is important not only to employees but also to contractors, farmout partners, regulators and communities. This report examines Pemex’s safety and environmental management system that is known as PEMEX – SSPA. The system provides training and a code of conduct for both employees and contractors. Unlike the regular reports Continue Reading


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