Category Archives: Public Policy Perspective

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

Unitization in Mexico’s oil and gas fields

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Unitization in Mexico’s oil and gas fields In July, Talos Energy LLC caused a stir in energy policy circles in Mexico when it announced that a reservoir on its block extended into a block held by Pemex. Normally, in such situations, the party into whose lease area the reservoir extends must show that it is Continue Reading

Energy Topics for NAFTA Renegotiation

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Energy Topics for NAFTA Renegotiation: What President Trump’s negotiators might propose HOUSTON — We have not yet heard from the Trump Administration regarding what topics, if any, there might be of concern in relation to energy in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations; the list of 16 topics in Table 1 reflects concerns heard in Houston and Continue Reading

MEI 852 Midstream issues in NAFTA negotiations

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MEI 852 Midstream issues in NAFTA negotiations Need for greater market access and additional trade remedy measures HOUSTON — This report offers “Talking Points” for U.S. and Canadian trade representatives who are in the current round of NAFTA negotiations. The principal concern to be voiced is the lack of market access to Mexico’s motor fuel Continue Reading

Economic impact of CNH lease auctions

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Economic impact of CNH lease auctions: A Credible narrative is needed HOUSTON, July 6, 2017: Public Policy Perspectives 10047 — This report raises general and particular questions about the auctions taking place under the banner of the Energy Reform of 2013-14. The topic of inquiry is the lease auction conducted by the National Hydrocarbon Commission Continue Reading

Hydrocarbon Contract Matrix: Making Sense of Mexico’s Contract Models

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Public Policy Perspective (PPP) 10038 — Hydrocarbon Contract Matrix: Making Sense of Mexico’s Contract Models This report examines each of the contract models set forth in Mexico’s hydrocarbon legislation. The Mexican concept of license is contrasted with the U.S. concept of lease (as applied in federal waters). The occasion for this report is the scheduled Continue Reading