Category Archives: Mexico energy reform

Mexico’s petroleum regimes: 1863-2015

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(MEI, HOUSTON) — A series of our reports examines features of the upstream market design that is embedded in the petroleum legislation of 2014 and in the successive model contract for Round One in 2015.

Rebranding Pemex as a global NOC

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HOUSTON — This report argues that in response to the energy reform and the allotments in Round Zero, Pemex should take immediate steps to reposition itself abroad, and at home, as an NOC with global aspirations. An initial step would be to open a Houston office for Pemex E&P, with a new career-development program that Continue Reading

Mexican Oil & Gas Summit

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(HOUSTON) — This report offers a critique of the industry conference held in Mexico City on July 1, 2014. The event included, as speakers, Sen. David Penchyna, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, as well as other government officials from SENER and CNH. Most of the speakers and panelists were from vendors of oilfield products Continue Reading

Mexico’s New Oil & Gas Regime

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MARKET NOTE 193 (HOUSTON) — THE ENERGY REFORM IN MEXICO that was announced by the Peña Nieto administration in December of 2013 was applauded by prospective investors in the oil‐and‐gas and power industries. Six months later, as the two pieces of implementing legislation in relation to hydrocarbons wind their way through committee review, the applause Continue Reading

Baker: Brownsville can benefit hugely from oil
and gas boom in Tamaulipas

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BROWNSVILLE, June 5 (reprinted) – Brownsville stands at the center of the Eagle Ford and Burgos Basin shale activity and could benefit hugely if Mexico decides to export surplus natural gas, says a Mexican energy expert. Dr. George Baker, a policy analyst at Rice University and editor and publisher of Energia.com, spoke at an energy Continue Reading

Conference on Mexican Energy reform

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Conference organizers PETROLEUM CONNECTION are returning to the Petroleum Club of Houston on May 27 with a follow-up program to their earlier one on January 7, 2014 in the same venue. Familiar faces in Houston programs include Guillermo Domínguez (CNH), John Padilla (IPD), Javier Estrada (SENER), Francisco de la Isla (CRE) Javier Treviño (Congress) and Continue Reading

Mexico’s Oil Reform: Looking for Metrics of Success

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George Baker, Ph.D., Contributing Expert and Scholar, Mexico Center Issue Brief 03.17.14 — Reprinted: RICE UNIVERSITY’S BAKER INSTITUTE Mexico’s 2013–2014 energy reform promises to bring the country’s economic drivers and regulatory institutions in line with the global practices of free market democracies. If successful, this development would be a 180-degree turn. The accomplishment of such Continue Reading