Category Archives: Mexico Energy Intelligence

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

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


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