Category Archives: Mexico Energy Intelligence

Reimagining Mexico’s Hydrocarbon Law

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Houston, Aug. 20, 2018 (MEI 879) In a presentation in Mexico City on August 10, 2018, Dr. Fluvio Ruiz, a former member of Pemex’s Board of Directors and an advisor to the incoming MORENA administration, outlined his vision for the hydrocarbon sector. This report reviews the articles of the Hydrocarbon Law that will be reviewed. Continue Reading

Oil policy agenda: AMLO’s MORENA Party (original Spanish text)

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Houston, December 7, 2017 (MEI 860, appended Sept. 4, 2018) This report comments on the 10 strategic initiatives that were proposed by the political party MORENA, whose candidate in the 2018 presidential elections in Andrés Manuel López Obrador. MORENA is the only party to have a developed energy plan, the goals of which include reducing Continue Reading

Morena’s Energy Proposals

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Houston, Aug. 18, 2018 (MEI 877)This report critiques the 50 proposals of the MORENA party related to energy as set forth in a document dated July 10, 2018. We characterize the proposals using metaphors from chemistry: interesting (silver), crowd-pleasing (bromide) and problematic (plutonium). We note that MORENA has roots that go deep in Mexican history Continue Reading

Authorities review 2012 Hydrocarbon Agreement

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Houston, Aug. 16, 2018 (MEI 121) US and Mexican authorities review 2012 Agreement. the title pages to our reports on cross-border topics. Contact us for a bundled price for these reports. Call or text George Baker at 832-434-3928 (cell) for more information.

The New York Times and Mexican Public Opinion 2018 and 2006

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Houston, Aug. 1, 2018 (MEI 102290) This report concerns two instances in which the pages of The New York Times have been employed to communicate messages to Mexican audiences and influence public opinion outside of Mexico. In July 2018, the shareholders of a struggling drilling contractor, Oro Negro, utilized a paid insertion that was intended Continue Reading

REIMAGINING THE MEXICAN CONSTITUTION: Ideas for 2024

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Houston, July 28, 2018 (MEI 10053) This report began as a search in the Mexican constitution for anything that would prevent the development of a secondary market in upstream leases, that is, new investors who would bring additional capital, talent and jobs to portions of existing CNH leases. For this, the original leaseholder must be Continue Reading

MEXICO’S 2018 ELECTIONS: Voter Rebellion or Electoral Syzygy?

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Houston,July 9, 2018 (MEI 876) This report seeks to understand the electoral victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his MORENA party in the general elections held on July 1, 2018. The party wins dominant positions in Congress, putting within reach of rolling back the energy reform that was written into amendments of the constitution Continue Reading