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. Hydropower projects are awaiting the community’s approval in Puebla; solar roofs will attract MXN150bn; and associations asked the candidates to support renewables.


Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Thirteen companies are after gas storage; Impulsora Pipeline will connect Texas with Mexico; and Baja California will import fuel into a storage terminal.


Oil & Gas Upstream. The Round 3.3 tax regime has changed; and Petrobal gets ready for the Round 1.2 developments.


Money & Power. NAFTA hit an impasse; Mexico turned to Japan; and Banxico’s interest rate is expected to hit 8%.


Déjà vu all over again. Last week’s readers were particularly interested in Sener’s social impact evaluation (DOF – Spanish); Engie’s pipeline interconnection (Reforma – Spanish); and Guanajuato’s solar park (El Economista – Spanish).

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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. The IMF expects Guatemala’s economy to grow slowly, but steadily; Fitch maintained El Salvador's rating; and Panama increased its power offer.


Greater Antilles. Petrojam is awaiting a response from PDVSA about the refinery; Hispaniola pushes for renewables; and Puerto Rico's power is under scrutiny.


Lesser Antilles. St. Eustatius and Saba bet on renewables; S&P lowered Barbados' credit rating; and the Bahamians look for a VAT "waiver."


South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil hit the gas on Liza Phase 1 development; Colombia's vote may compromise oil production; and PDVSA transferred oil at sea and considers refining foreign oil.


Déjà vu all over again. Last week’s readers were particularly interested in Haiti’s energy agenda (English); the IMF visit to Barbados (English); and the confirmation that traveling to Cuba is safe...

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