Category Archives: Mexico Energy Intelligence

A New Security and Development Model: Use of Mobile Internet

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(Houston, January 4, 2019) Public Policy Perspective 10056 — This report examines how the mobile internet, coupled with new surveillance technologies, could be employed both to fight Pemex gasoline theft as well as to raise expectations of residents by a program that offers high-speed internet and government-issued smartphones. Unlike the security initiative of the administration Continue Reading

Regulatory predictability in Mexico: the unsettling precedent of Juan Carlos Zepeda

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(MEI Report 883 — Houston, Dec. 17, 2018) This report provides an overview of accomplishments and setbacks that Mexico’s upstream regulator (CNH) experienced under Mr. Zepeda’s leadership. We consider the elements in play that could have led to a decision to continue in office until the end of his statutory term (April 30, 2019) or Continue Reading

George Baker at inauguration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1

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(First Photo) George Baker at the Congressional Palace as an invited guest for the inauguration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1. (Second Photo) Presidents, Prime Ministers, and the King of Spain were seated at the head table during luncheon in National Palace after the inuguration.

A New Security Model for Mexico: Make Love, Not War

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(Houston, Nov. 28, 2018, Market Note 232) This report provides highlights of the diagnosis of the causes of the precarious security situation in Mexico and of the incoming government’s program to restore the rule of law in Mexico. The 8-point plan reimagines the war on drugs as a challenge of pacification in the fashion of Continue Reading

Unitization as policy, stratagem or happenstance? Area 7 in Bid Round 1.1 Revisited

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(Houston, Nov. 3, 2018, MEI 882) In this report, we ask about how did it happen that the boundary of Area 7 of CNH Bid Round 1.1 left a significant portion of a reservoir on Pemex’s side, triggering negotiations for unitization. The giant reservoir that was discovered by Talos Energy and partners will be shared Continue Reading

MORENA in Houston

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Houston, September 27, 2018 (MEI 880) This report draws on attendance at five of seven discussions that were held in Houston during the week of Sept. 18-25, 2018 about the outlook for energy and environmental policies in Mexico under the incoming MORENA-led administration. The presentation and Q&A on Sept. 19 of Dr. Fluvio Ruiz Alarcón Continue Reading

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