President Lopez Obrador at Six Months

Reinventing the Office of the President of Mexico (MEI 897, Houston, May 29, 2019) This report addresses two broad questions: During the first six months of the López Obrador administration, how has the national interest been served? In parallel, is the Mexico risk premium overpriced or underpriced in the energy...
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MEXICO’S MIDSTREAM PANEL AT OTC 2019

(MEI 895, HOUSTON, 05/15/2019) — This report provides highlights of panelist presentations at the Mexico country session of the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference. The session was structured in two segments: Operators and Service companies plus the midstream regulator. In the first segment, speakers from Pemex, BP, Murphy Oil and Fieldwood...
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Pemex’s Safety and Environmental System (SEMS): How robust?

The robustness of Pemex’s safety regime is important not only to employees but also to contractors, farmout partners, regulators and communities. This report examines Pemex’s safety and environmental management system that is known as PEMEX – SSPA. The system provides training and a code of conduct for both employees and...
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Getting Oil and Gas to Market

OTC Audience Perceptions About Mexico’s Midstream (Public Policy Perspective 10059 – Final Report on the OTC panel, Houston, May 31, 2019) This report draws on issues that were raised at the panel on Mexico’s midstream that was held at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) on May 7, 2019. The panel...
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Oil Missteps in Mexico, 1982-2018

(MEI 891, HOUSTON, 04/24/2019) This report takes aim at the “Pemex corruption argument” that is presently in circulation. The argument is that the deteriorated state of Pemex may be explained by a pattern of corruption during the so-called neoliberal period of 1982-2018. In this report, we interpret the present state...
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Methodological note

(Houston, 04/13/2019) One of our long-time and perceptive readers recently characterized our reports as “long-form journalism.” He added that his daily schedule is crowded to the point that he limits himself to reading reports of one page or less. We replied that the summary in most of our reports is...
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Two decades of anti-corruption in Mexico: 1998-2018

(Public Policy Perspective 10058, Houston, March 6, 2019) This report examines the record during 1998-2018 of efforts directed to combat corruption and increase accountability and transparency. Table 1 lists the titles of these measures in chronological order. Table 2 sorts the titles by legal class (treaties, constitutional amendments, laws and...
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