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    1. December 11, 2014

      Mexico sets rules for historic oil tender

      Mexico has unveiled long-awaited initial contract terms for the first 14 oil and gas areas it is auctioning in a historic...

    2. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      Mexico: Don't You Worry About a Thing

      Appearances – and doing the right thing – are very important in Mexico. So the head of Pemex, the state oil company, looked...

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    1. Energy in the Americas 2012

      Technological and political changes have combined to revive the sector...
    2. Mexico: Energy

      Mexico hopes that the opening of its energy industry to private participation will pro...
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    1. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      Mexico, the US and the IMF: worst-case oil price scenarios

      You don’t have to look far to see the impact on Mexico of falling oil prices (now close to a five-year low): just take a...

    2. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Stepping on the gas: Mexico gets new pipeline

      Mexico will be able to boost imports of cheap US shale gas by 45 per cent now that the first phase of a major new $2.5bn...

    3. beyondbrics

      November 18, 2014

      Pemex restructures in wake of energy reform

      It might sound like more bureaucracy, not less: Instead of four operating units, Pemex, Mexico’s state oil company, now has...

    4. November 17, 2014

      Foreign investors vie for licence to drill in Mexico

      For Mexico’s energy sector, poised on the cusp of historic liberalisation, there could hardly have been a worse time for oil...

    5. beyondbrics

      November 14, 2014

      Mexico-China: confidence pays off

      Never mind that Mexico last week stripped a Chinese-led consortium of a $3.6bn bullet train tender, prompting the China...

    6. November 12, 2014

      Economic and practical obstacles limit Mexico’s shale ambitions

      Vladimir Sosa, the 32-year-old first energy undersecretary of the Mexican state Nuevo León, is no oilman. But his...

    7. November 12, 2014

      Profile: Emilio Lozoya, head of Pemex

      Emilio Lozoya is in a hurry. The fresh-faced Pemex chief has a new board of directors and a focused strategy, and wants to...

    8. November 12, 2014

      Investment influx promises cheaper and greener power for Mexico

      Enrique Ochoa, the head of Mexico’s state electricity company, CFE, is a busy man. “My diary is full of meetings with...

    9. November 12, 2014

      Foreign majors eye rich returns from deepwater drilling in Gulf of Mexico

      Wajih Effendi has been based in Houston for the past two years, slowly developing the Mexico business of BG Group, an energy...

    10. November 12, 2014

      Mexico’s domestic energy contractors are out to seize their chances

      From cheese to polyester and engine parts, there is little Alfa does not make. The industrial conglomerate got its start in...

    11. November 12, 2014

      Petrochemicals production set for upturn with end of state monopolies

      When a long-mooted joint venture between Mexichem and Pemex to develop a vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant in eastern...

    12. November 12, 2014

      The way clears for modernisation of Mexico’s energy sector

      Mexico’s opening of its energy sector to private participation will probably lead to a rapid acceleration in growth of...

    13. November 12, 2014

      Organised crime could undermine benefits of Mexico’s energy reform programme

      How much of a risk are Mexican drug lords and the country’s volatile security situation for the landmark energy reform? The...

    14. November 12, 2014

      Pemex rises to the challenge of reinventing itself

      There are two things you can’t mess with, Mexicans like to joke. One is the Virgin of Guadalupe, the country’s patron saint....

    15. beyondbrics

      November 5, 2014

      Mexico prepares for new era gas imports from Texas

      For Mexico, which does not produce all the natural gas it needs, the benefits of importing from the US are clear – it’s...

    16. October 27, 2014

      Oil price fall changes Mexican budget calculations

      Mexico is poised to redraft part of next year’s federal budget after a steep fall in oil prices upended the country’s...

    17. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      Mexico's oil: falling production, falling prices

      For months, the word “oil” in Mexico has gone hand-in-hand with “reform”, with the government giddily looking ahead to a...

    18. October 3, 2014

      Head of Citi’s Banamex unit resigns

      Javier Arrigunaga, chief executive of Citigroup’s Mexican unit Banamex, has resigned in the wake of a fraud scandal that...

    19. September 29, 2014

      YPF and Petronas negotiating Pemex tie-up

      Argentina’s YPF and Malaysia’s Petronas are negotiating a joint-venture with Mexico’s Pemex – possibly starting with shallow...

    20. September 26, 2014

      Oil companies eye Mexico’s ‘sweet shop’

      Mexico is “like a sweet shop in the oil business”, according to one executive, and international energy companies are eyeing...

    21. September 26, 2014

      Mexico speeds up energy auctions

      Mexico is accelerating the bidding process for the historic opening-up of its energy sector, and expects to unveil the...

    22. September 23, 2014

      Competition will force Pemex to come up with slicker act

      Wanted: sharp new image for septuagenarian Mexican company with loyal following and the kind of brand recognition many...

    23. September 19, 2014

      Mexico’s oil hedging deal exposed

      Mexico’s oil hedging programme - a highly secretive deal that is the largest single trade in crude markets - appears to be...

    24. beyondbrics

      September 15, 2014

      Pemex boss: looking to the US and to Asia

      Ever pragmatic, the boss of Pemex, Mexico’s revamping state oil company, knows the first barrels of oil extracted from the...

    25. September 15, 2014

      Lozoya drags Pemex from its solitude

      Emilio Lozoya, the turnround champion charged with transforming hulking oil monopoly Pemex into a nimble 21st century...

    26. September 11, 2014

      Pemex to spend $5.5bn on upgrades

      In what Pemex chief Emilio Lozoya described as “clear evidence that the energy reform is starting to bear fruit”, Mexico’s...

    27. beyondbrics

      September 8, 2014

      Mexico counting on huge private investment in energy

      Mexico’s energy reform is all about boosting investment and thus production. But the million dollar question is: just how...

    28. beyondbrics

      August 25, 2014

      Advice for Mexico over energy drive

      Full marks for Enrique Peña Nieto: the Mexican president’s energy reform is in the bag, so it’s full speed ahead now to...

    29. August 19, 2014

      Mexico’s historic reform drive

      Few world leaders can truly claim to be a radical reformer. Enrique Peña Nieto, the Mexican president, is one of the few who...

    30. July 30, 2014

      Mexico weighs taking on Pemex pension liabilities

      Mexico is poised to increase its public debt at a time of sluggish economic growth, as the government considers taking some...

    31. beyondbrics

      July 21, 2014

      Mexico steps on the gas with energy reform

      After what has felt like an endless waiting game, Mexico’s energy reform is finally entering the home straight. This weekend...

    32. beyondbrics

      July 14, 2014

      Pemex reform: is Mexico getting it right?

      As secondary legislation to enact Mexico’s historic energy reform chugs through Congress and the clock ticks towards a...

    33. July 9, 2014

      Citigroup: moving on

      Pay and move on. Yes, the $7bn settlement Citigroup is ready to pay to avoid a painful legal battle with the Uncle Sam is...

    34. June 17, 2014

      Mexico to unveil oil tender process

      Private companies eyeing Mexico’s historic energy reform will know within six months which 30 to 40 areas they can bid for...

    35. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2014

      Opinion: Mexican reform, an outlier or an exemplar?

      Ever eager to point out exemplars, the World Bank this week made a point of praising Mexico as one of the few countries...

    36. June 11, 2014

      Spain’s renewal must include governance improvements

      Pemex, Mexico’s national oil company, did not mince its words last week when it sold most of its 9.2 per cent shareholding...

    37. June 8, 2014

      Mexico’s resource wealth and reforms whet the appetites of big groups

      Mexico, which has suffered a decade-long decline in oil and gas production despite possessing top-class resources, is moving...

    38. June 6, 2014

      Pemex chief Lozoya shows appetite for reform fight

      Pemex leadership Brisk, decisive and unapologetic – that was Emilio Lozoya consigning a disappointing 35-year-old investment...

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