Energy executives, government officials, and analysts rely on The Weekly Brief  to start their week with a unique perspective on regional energy trends and developments.

“Every week I see something that I missed.”

 — Enrique Hidalgo, President, ExxonMobil Exploración y Producción México S. de R.L. de C.V.

The Weekly Brief is a critical resource.”

 — José María Lujambio I., Energy Practice Director, Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton


The Weekly Brief: Mexico covers Mexico’s energy value chain, from upstream oil and gas through electricity and renewables. A special NAFTA section will also be included for as long as the renegotiation lasts.

Highlights from this week’s edition include…

Renewables & Electricity. The Oaxaca-Mexico City transmission tender Bases is out; Energía Solar del Poniente will finally build its solar park; and the industrial power tariff formula will be changed.


Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE will reconsider ethanol; Avant plans to import refined products; and CCCC has Pemex’s refineries in sight.


Oil & Gas Upstream. A pilot shale tender could be published this year.


Money & Power. The US and Canada found a clear path to a NAFTA deal; the pre-campaign is over; and pensions invest in Fibra E.


Déjà vu all over again. Last week’s readers were particularly interested in Mexico’s doubling gasoline storage (El Economista - Spanish); Trudeau’s strength facing US NAFTA negotiators (The Hill - English); and Acciona’s solar project (PVTECH – English).

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Greater Caribbean

The Weekly Brief: Greater Caribbean covers Central America, the Caribbean islands, and South America’s Caribbean coast, as well as relevant stories from other island nations.

Highlights from this week’s edition include…

Central America. Trelec opened the Escuintla substation in Guatemala and Panamá plans to transform its power auctions.


Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico regained power after an explosion; and Crowley and Pivotal extended LNG services in Puerto Rico.


Lesser Antilles. Saint Lucia and Finland continued cooperating on clean energies; and Barbados and Guyana may strengthen their trade.


South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia is considering crude hedges; Venezuela turned to Russia for crude oil; and Guyana announced the location of its oil refinery.


Déjà vu all over again. Last week’s readers were particularly interested in the conversion of the DR power plants (English) and Venezuela’s cut in oil production (English).


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