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Renewables & Electricity. Mexico needs more power generation and transmission infrastructure; Iberdrola will light up La Huasteca; and Jalisco will boost renewables with US$3bn.

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The refineries’ makeover is going slow; the Sener plans to cut fuel storage; and the DFC will finance Mexico’s southern natural gas pipeline.

Oil & Gas Upstream. CNOOC will start drilling in Tamaulipas in 2020; Shell will start drilling in December; and Talos got good news from two wells.

Money & Power. The USMCA ratification could be getting closer; Pemex made its contract ironclad against corruption; and Moody’s explained what menaces Mexico’s rating.

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico needs more power generation and transmission infrastructure; Iberdrola will light up La Huasteca; and Jalisco will boost renewables with US$3bn.

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The refineries’ makeover is going slow; the Sener plans to cut fuel storage; and the DFC will finance Mexico’s southern natural gas pipeline.

Oil & Gas Upstream. CNOOC will start drilling in Tamaulipas in 2020; Shell will start drilling in December; and Talos got good news from two wells.

Money & Power. The USMCA ratification could be getting closer; Pemex made its contract ironclad against corruption; and Moody’s explained what menaces Mexico’s rating.

Renewables & Electricity. The new CELs regulation will imbalance the market; CFE’s plants are not profitable; and the CFE said no to cheap energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex is losing the gas station market little by little; Pemex cut both exports and imports; and LP gas prices went down in October.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CRE let 20 people go after the new head came in; and AMLO’s picks for the CNH were approved.

 

Money & Power. AMLO said Mexico’s economy is doing “very well”; the IMF had some advice for Pemex and the reform; and rating agencies are concerned with public finances.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The new CELs regulation will imbalance the market; CFE’s plants are not profitable; and the CFE said no to cheap energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex is losing the gas station market little by little; Pemex cut both exports and imports; and LP gas prices went down in October.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CRE let 20 people go after the new head came in; and AMLO’s picks for the CNH were approved.

 

Money & Power. AMLO said Mexico’s economy is doing “very well”; the IMF had some advice for Pemex and the reform; and rating agencies are concerned with public finances.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Engie goes after Mexico’s renewables and gas distribution; much debate surrounds the CELs’ changes; and Jalisco and Nuevo León enjoy their sun.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Dos Bocas faced some trouble; and IEnova will decide about its Costa Azul LNG export plant in 2020.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will work on 20 new fields during this administration; the CNH changed some of its own rules; and Pemex announced with fanfare its first quarterly production increase.

 

Money & Power. The Trump administration wants to rule over the car industry; Eclac lowered Mexico’s growth outlook; and Banxico is expected to continue cutting interest rates.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Engie goes after Mexico’s renewables and gas distribution; much debate surrounds the CELs’ changes; and Jalisco and Nuevo León enjoy their sun.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Dos Bocas faced some trouble; and IEnova will decide about its Costa Azul LNG export plant in 2020.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will work on 20 new fields during this administration; the CNH changed some of its own rules; and Pemex announced with fanfare its first quarterly production increase.

 

Money & Power. The Trump administration wants to rule over the car industry; Eclac lowered Mexico’s growth outlook; and Banxico is expected to continue cutting interest rates.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The IEA said renewables are slowing down in Mexico; FEMSA will go green; and congressmen are okay with CFE forgetting about municipalities’ debts.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex announced new Maya crude and oil hedging formulas; Sener plans to cancel fuel import permits in 2020; and the Cadereyta refinery will work at 80% by 2020.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO may point a finger at delayed oil investors; AMLO suggests Ángel Carrizales to lead the CNH; and the Senate named Leopoldo Vicente Melchi as CRE’s president.

 

Money & Power. Mexico plans to reduce its IMF credit line; Pemex’s expenditure was labeled; and CFE placed MXN7.5bn in bonds in BMV.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The IEA said renewables are slowing down in Mexico; FEMSA will go green; and congressmen are okay with CFE forgetting about municipalities’ debts.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex announced new Maya crude and oil hedging formulas; Sener plans to cancel fuel import permits in 2020; and the Cadereyta refinery will work at 80% by 2020.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO may point a finger at delayed oil investors; AMLO suggests Ángel Carrizales to lead the CNH; and the Senate named Leopoldo Vicente Melchi as CRE’s president.

 

Money & Power. Mexico plans to reduce its IMF credit line; Pemex’s expenditure was labeled; and CFE placed MXN7.5bn in bonds in BMV.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Bartlett accused the CRE of handing out too many permits; the Sener is after new CELs; and Yucatán’s industry pays a high price for power.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico’s first private refinery will start construction in 2020; Targa Fuels will have two gas stations in Mexico City and León; and Pemex bought more gasoline from China.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The fate of oil rounds will be decided in December; oil companies do not care for Pemex’s new contracts; and Pemex’s plans depend on 20 fields.

 

Money & Power. Deschamps resigned and is under investigation; Bloomberg and the World Bank forecast slower growth in Mexico’s economy; and Democrats are after cheaper medicines in the new NAFTA.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Bartlett accused the CRE of handing out too many permits; the Sener is after new CELs; and Yucatán’s industry pays a high price for power.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico’s first private refinery will start construction in 2020; Targa Fuels will have two gas stations in Mexico City and León; and Pemex bought more gasoline from China.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The fate of oil rounds will be decided in December; oil companies do not care for Pemex’s new contracts; and Pemex’s plans depend on 20 fields.

 

Money & Power. Deschamps resigned and is under investigation; Bloomberg and the World Bank forecast slower growth in Mexico’s economy; and Democrats are after cheaper medicines in the new NAFTA.

 

Renewables & Electricity. El Mezquite wind park is up in the air; the Texcoco Airport may become a solar farm; and a private power auction will leave US$240m in contracts.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CFE will ensure gas supply for Francisco Ríos Pérez thermoelectric plant; it is unclear how much fuel crosses the border; and Pemex’s refineries will pay market price.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Hokchi and Talos gave up on their oil contracts; AMLO said Pemex is not after Zama; and Chevron went all in on Shell’s blocks.

 

Money & Power. AMLO asked for a tax reform by 2022; inflation reached Banxico’s goal of 3%; and analysts expect two more cuts from Banxico.

 

Renewables & Electricity. El Mezquite wind park is up in the air; the Texcoco Airport may become a solar farm; and a private power auction will leave US$240m in contracts.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CFE will ensure gas supply for Francisco Ríos Pérez thermoelectric plant; it is unclear how much fuel crosses the border; and Pemex’s refineries will pay market price.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Hokchi and Talos gave up on their oil contracts; AMLO said Pemex is not after Zama; and Chevron went all in on Shell’s blocks.

 

Money & Power. AMLO asked for a tax reform by 2022; inflation reached Banxico’s goal of 3%; and analysts expect two more cuts from Banxico.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola’s El Carmen is up and running; OPDEnergy will build two solar farms; and Enel Green Power relies on Mexico as a strategic market.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CFE still has to negotiate two pipelines with TC Energía; Pemex has paid 7.5% of the Dos Bocas refinery’s cost; and gasoline sales dropped 8%.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex wants to control Talos’ discovery; oil companies pledged 50,000 barrels per day by 2019; and AMLO sent his choices to lead the CRE.

 

Money & Power. AMLO will renew the IMF credit line…just in case it is needed; Mexico’s growth outlook was cut again; and S&P said Mexico’s Achilles’ heel is uncertainty.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola’s El Carmen is up and running; OPDEnergy will build two solar farms; and Enel Green Power relies on Mexico as a strategic market.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CFE still has to negotiate two pipelines with TC Energía; Pemex has paid 7.5% of the Dos Bocas refinery’s cost; and gasoline sales dropped 8%.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex wants to control Talos’ discovery; oil companies pledged 50,000 barrels per day by 2019; and AMLO sent his choices to lead the CRE.

 

Money & Power. AMLO will renew the IMF credit line…just in case it is needed; Mexico’s growth outlook was cut again; and S&P said Mexico’s Achilles’ heel is uncertainty.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CCE suggests opening the grid for private investment; Grupo Mexico is after geothermal projects; and the Energy Ministry is considering nuclear power.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. BP and Shell multiply their gasoline imports; Mexican refineries are working now…at 50%; and Mexico’s fuel demand dropped 12%.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Fracking will be discussed in the Senate’s Energy Commission; Petrofac sold its interest in Mexico’s operations; and how much new oil production is needed to declare the upstream rounds a success?

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s growth numbers changed again; AMLO answered the Financial Times and the OECD; and Banxico is almost surely cutting interest rates.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CCE suggests opening the grid for private investment; Grupo Mexico is after geothermal projects; and the Energy Ministry is considering nuclear power.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. BP and Shell multiply their gasoline imports; Mexican refineries are working now…at 50%; and Mexico’s fuel demand dropped 12%.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Fracking will be discussed in the Senate’s Energy Commission; Petrofac sold its interest in Mexico’s operations; and how much new oil production is needed to declare the upstream rounds a success?

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s growth numbers changed again; AMLO answered the Financial Times and the OECD; and Banxico is almost surely cutting interest rates.

 

Renewables & Electricity. A fourth power auction is on its way; Holbox’s substation will be half price; and the IFC will boost green projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Texas-Tuxpan is up and running; the 2020 budget had a MXN46bn gift for Dos Bocas; and the US is sending oil into Mexico by truck.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. A wide-azimuth survey began in Campeche; the CNH okayed Total’s and Talos’ change of plans; and new people were appointed at the CRE and Pemex.

 

Money & Power. Fitch and S&P said the 2020 forecast is too optimistic; the White House trade advisor is sure of the USMCA ratification; and power generation FDI fell 69%.

 

Renewables & Electricity. A fourth power auction is on its way; Holbox’s substation will be half price; and the IFC will boost green projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Texas-Tuxpan is up and running; the 2020 budget had a MXN46bn gift for Dos Bocas; and the US is sending oil into Mexico by truck.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. A wide-azimuth survey began in Campeche; the CNH okayed Total’s and Talos’ change of plans; and new people were appointed at the CRE and Pemex.

 

Money & Power. Fitch and S&P said the 2020 forecast is too optimistic; the White House trade advisor is sure of the USMCA ratification; and power generation FDI fell 69%.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE will work on a combined cycle plant in Baja California Sur; AMES bets on small solar panels; and the CENACE published the Integration and Operation Manual of the Acquisition, Rental, and Services Committee.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFE and Fermaca settled their pipeline dispute; Canacintra is not satisfied with the Texas-Tuxpan pipeline supply in Yucatán; and the government is working on a pipeline tender.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will offer service contracts in November; and Mexico and Pemex focus on oil hedges.

 

Money & Power. The Trump administration answered Democrats’ concerns over USMCA; the Finance Ministry gave Pemex a hand worth US$5bn; and the Finance Ministry has high hopes for Mexico’s economic growth.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE will work on a combined cycle plant in Baja California Sur; AMES bets on small solar panels; and the CENACE published the Integration and Operation Manual of the Acquisition, Rental, and Services Committee.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFE and Fermaca settled their pipeline dispute; Canacintra is not satisfied with the Texas-Tuxpan pipeline supply in Yucatán; and the government is working on a pipeline tender.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will offer service contracts in November; and Mexico and Pemex focus on oil hedges.

 

Money & Power. The Trump administration answered Democrats’ concerns over USMCA; the Finance Ministry gave Pemex a hand worth US$5bn; and the Finance Ministry has high hopes for Mexico’s economic growth.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Siemens and CFE discuss smart meters; the government slowed down renewables’ development; and Baja California municipalities suffered a blackout.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Stabilis may plan an LNG plant in Nuevo León; and Mexico has almost sealed its oil hedges.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH backs Pemex’s plans; the government plans alliances with the private sector; and those contracts could stabilize crude production.

 

Money & Power. Pelosi and Trudeau discussed the new NAFTA; Banxico cut Mexico’s GDP outlook; and everyone expects another interest rate cut.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Siemens and CFE discuss smart meters; the government slowed down renewables’ development; and Baja California municipalities suffered a blackout.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Stabilis may plan an LNG plant in Nuevo León; and Mexico has almost sealed its oil hedges.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH backs Pemex’s plans; the government plans alliances with the private sector; and those contracts could stabilize crude production.

 

Money & Power. Pelosi and Trudeau discussed the new NAFTA; Banxico cut Mexico’s GDP outlook; and everyone expects another interest rate cut.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Tamaulipas will take more advantage of wind; and Yucatán is working on all energy fronts.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico reached a deal on pipelines; Profeco will stop 11 LP gas suppliers; and illegal taps are thriving.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex retained 64 allocations; AMLO says new rounds depend on output; and Premier Oil is selling the Zama field.

 

Money & Power. Mexico is working on migration and growing at 0.0%; and Moody’s and Fitch celebrate the pipeline agreement.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Tamaulipas will take more advantage of wind; and Yucatán is working on all energy fronts.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico reached a deal on pipelines; Profeco will stop 11 LP gas suppliers; and illegal taps are thriving.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex retained 64 allocations; AMLO says new rounds depend on output; and Premier Oil is selling the Zama field.

 

Money & Power. Mexico is working on migration and growing at 0.0%; and Moody’s and Fitch celebrate the pipeline agreement.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Engie cut the ribbon of the Tres Mesas III wind park; Soltec will help out Enel with trackers; and Mexico reached 817MW of solar panel capacity.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Dos Bocas winners promised to be on time; the pipeline negotiations are almost over; and Morena fights Pemex’s LP gas discounts.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH okayed Pemex’s upstream plans; and Pemex wants your opinion on CSIEE.

 

Money & Power. The US-Mexico negotiation over tomatoes is over; the interest rate cut brought different reactions; and economic growth is Mexico’s Achilles heel.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Engie cut the ribbon of the Tres Mesas III wind park; Soltec will help out Enel with trackers; and Mexico reached 817MW of solar panel capacity.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Dos Bocas winners promised to be on time; the pipeline negotiations are almost over; and Morena fights Pemex’s LP gas discounts.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH okayed Pemex’s upstream plans; and Pemex wants your opinion on CSIEE.

 

Money & Power. The US-Mexico negotiation over tomatoes is over; the interest rate cut brought different reactions; and economic growth is Mexico’s Achilles heel.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Energy Ministry cut the ribbon on a solar park; Engie and Tokyo Gas teamed up to boost renewables; and Nuevo León trusts its sun.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. ASEA okayed the Dos Bocas refinery with conditions; next year’s oil hedges may be expensive and complicated; and the CRE changed Naturgy Mexico’s permit.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH gave Pemex another chance on its development plans; and the CNH noticed a rise in oil contract income.

 

Money & Power. The new NAFTA is making progress; Mexico’s domestic policy concerns rating agencies and investors; and Banxico held interest rates steady.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Energy Ministry cut the ribbon on a solar park; Engie and Tokyo Gas teamed up to boost renewables; and Nuevo León trusts its sun.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. ASEA okayed the Dos Bocas refinery with conditions; next year’s oil hedges may be expensive and complicated; and the CRE changed Naturgy Mexico’s permit.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH gave Pemex another chance on its development plans; and the CNH noticed a rise in oil contract income.

 

Money & Power. The new NAFTA is making progress; Mexico’s domestic policy concerns rating agencies and investors; and Banxico held interest rates steady.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Tamaulipas will blow up its wind energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. TC Energy’s Mexican projects are in trouble; Texas’ governor urged Mexico to hit the gas on the pipeline talks; and CFE’s tender signals further delays for the Sur de Texas pipeline.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH published the rules to deliver information; and investment in exploration is growing.

 

Money & Power. The US-China trade war helped Mexico; the Finance Ministry maintained its surplus goal; and Barclays does not expect much from Mexico’s GDP.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Tamaulipas will blow up its wind energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. TC Energy’s Mexican projects are in trouble; Texas’ governor urged Mexico to hit the gas on the pipeline talks; and CFE’s tender signals further delays for the Sur de Texas pipeline.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH published the rules to deliver information; and investment in exploration is growing.

 

Money & Power. The US-China trade war helped Mexico; the Finance Ministry maintained its surplus goal; and Barclays does not expect much from Mexico’s GDP.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel will increase its renewable capacity with US$865m; CFE recovered 11% of its generation capacity; and Baja California’s power system declared a state of emergency.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Dos Bocas construction is expected to start in August; private investment will be welcomed in the petrochemical sector; and Transcanada’s partners sued CFE.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. If fracking is banned, Pemex would abandon 115 fields; three companies returned half their awarded blocks; and Pemex’s production stabilized.

 

Money & Power. Mexico escaped recession by a hair; the Cepal and Mexico lowered the GDP outlook; and Pemex reported major losses again.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel will increase its renewable capacity with US$865m; CFE recovered 11% of its generation capacity; and Baja California’s power system declared a state of emergency.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Dos Bocas construction is expected to start in August; private investment will be welcomed in the petrochemical sector; and Transcanada’s partners sued CFE.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. If fracking is banned, Pemex would abandon 115 fields; three companies returned half their awarded blocks; and Pemex’s production stabilized.

 

Money & Power. Mexico escaped recession by a hair; the Cepal and Mexico lowered the GDP outlook; and Pemex reported major losses again.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Sener boosted 42 solar projects; APEC pushed for power auctions; and Yucatán can count on a new solar park.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFE and IEnova continue their fight over other pipelines; WEPEC is sending more gasoline to Mexico; and there is no going back for the Dos Bocas project.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Repsol got the Maersk Valiant for its Mexico blocks.

 

Money & Power. US business organizations want the USMCA to be ratified; Mexico reached migration enforcement ahead of schedule; and S&P warned Mexico of the effect of recession.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Sener boosted 42 solar projects; APEC pushed for power auctions; and Yucatán can count on a new solar park.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFE and IEnova continue their fight over other pipelines; WEPEC is sending more gasoline to Mexico; and there is no going back for the Dos Bocas project.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Repsol got the Maersk Valiant for its Mexico blocks.

 

Money & Power. US business organizations want the USMCA to be ratified; Mexico reached migration enforcement ahead of schedule; and S&P warned Mexico of the effect of recession.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola will maintain its investments in Mexico; CFE plans renewable energy plants by 2023; and IUSA goes after solar roofs too.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The pipeline discussion began; budget cuts affect the Madero refinery’s makeover; and Pemex was fined for altering the LP market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will add 22 fields to its portfolio; Morena plans to ban fracking by law; and less oil production means a tighter budget for AMLO.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and Lighthizer work on a loophole in the USMCA; Urzúa left the Finance Ministry with a bang; and inflation is back within Banxico’s target.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola will maintain its investments in Mexico; CFE plans renewable energy plants by 2023; and IUSA goes after solar roofs too.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The pipeline discussion began; budget cuts affect the Madero refinery’s makeover; and Pemex was fined for altering the LP market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will add 22 fields to its portfolio; Morena plans to ban fracking by law; and less oil production means a tighter budget for AMLO.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and Lighthizer work on a loophole in the USMCA; Urzúa left the Finance Ministry with a bang; and inflation is back within Banxico’s target.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola will maintain its investments in Mexico; CFE plans renewable energy plants by 2023; and IUSA goes after solar roofs too.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The pipeline discussion began; budget cuts affect the Madero refinery’s makeover; and Pemex was fined for altering the LP market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will add 22 fields to its portfolio; Morena plans to ban fracking by law; and less oil production means a tighter budget for AMLO.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and Lighthizer work on a loophole in the USMCA; Urzúa left the Finance Ministry with a bang; and inflation is back within Banxico’s target.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola will maintain its investments in Mexico; CFE plans renewable energy plants by 2023; and IUSA goes after solar roofs too.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The pipeline discussion began; budget cuts affect the Madero refinery’s makeover; and Pemex was fined for altering the LP market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will add 22 fields to its portfolio; Morena plans to ban fracking by law; and less oil production means a tighter budget for AMLO.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and Lighthizer work on a loophole in the USMCA; Urzúa left the Finance Ministry with a bang; and inflation is back within Banxico’s target.

 

Renewables & Electricity. IUSA and Conymed won big in the meter auction; a judge stopped the Huexca thermoelectric pipeline; and Sener’s head of Renewables quit.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFE and IEnova will negotiate the pipeline conflict; CFE and Pemex changed their Yucatán gas supply plans; and an LPG pipeline exploded in Guanajuato.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO canceled Pemex’s shale project; Pemex plans to get oil and natural gas from the Uchbal field; and ENI started producing crude at Amoca-Mizton-Tecoalli.

 

Money & Power. Canada complained at the G20 and the US Chamber of Commerce criticized CFE’s decision on pipelines; the Sener went way over budget; and Mexico has almost cracked an oil hedge formula.

 

Renewables & Electricity. IUSA and Conymed won big in the meter auction; a judge stopped the Huexca thermoelectric pipeline; and Sener’s head of Renewables quit.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFE and IEnova will negotiate the pipeline conflict; CFE and Pemex changed their Yucatán gas supply plans; and an LPG pipeline exploded in Guanajuato.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO canceled Pemex’s shale project; Pemex plans to get oil and natural gas from the Uchbal field; and ENI started producing crude at Amoca-Mizton-Tecoalli.

 

Money & Power. Canada complained at the G20 and the US Chamber of Commerce criticized CFE’s decision on pipelines; the Sener went way over budget; and Mexico has almost cracked an oil hedge formula.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE defends the meter auction but some have concerns; AMLO promises a power plant for Yucatán; and Siemens points to Mexico’s storage needs.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFE asked for a referee over the marine pipeline; the Sener invited seven to compete for Dos Bocas; and the Cenace speeded up the oil pipeline.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. BP’s drilling plan got the okay; private companies’ crude production will multiply 10-fold by 2024; and Pemex’s production is debated.

 

Money & Power. Pelosi has doubts regarding USMCA; inflation dropped to Banxico’s goal; and Banxico kept the interest rate unchanged.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE defends the meter auction but some have concerns; AMLO promises a power plant for Yucatán; and Siemens points to Mexico’s storage needs.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFE asked for a referee over the marine pipeline; the Sener invited seven to compete for Dos Bocas; and the Cenace speeded up the oil pipeline.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. BP’s drilling plan got the okay; private companies’ crude production will multiply 10-fold by 2024; and Pemex’s production is debated.

 

Money & Power. Pelosi has doubts regarding USMCA; inflation dropped to Banxico’s goal; and Banxico kept the interest rate unchanged.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Yucatán has an urgent need for power; and solar grows, no thanks to AMLO.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. ASEA said Dos Bocas will have a moderate effect on the environment; gasoline imports are up; and scrutinizing gasoline quality.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Shell has big plans for Mexican oil; Pemex goes all in at the Ixachi field; and the private sector condemned the farmout cancellation.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and Canada worked on ratifying the USMCA; businessmen and AMLO signed an investment agreement; and Moody’s and Fitch complained about Mexico’s policy uncertainty.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Yucatán has an urgent need for power; and solar grows, no thanks to AMLO.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. ASEA said Dos Bocas will have a moderate effect on the environment; gasoline imports are up; and scrutinizing gasoline quality.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Shell has big plans for Mexican oil; Pemex goes all in at the Ixachi field; and the private sector condemned the farmout cancellation.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and Canada worked on ratifying the USMCA; businessmen and AMLO signed an investment agreement; and Moody’s and Fitch complained about Mexico’s policy uncertainty.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Cenace called off the last power auction; Siemens will create a new energy competitor; and the Dos Bocas refinery will force Tabasco to go green.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Texas-Tuxpan pipeline is finally done; Mexico’s fuel market will be up for grabs in 2020; and Profeco goes after gas stations.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The Energy Minister offered certainty; and Tamaulipas has big plans for Ébano and Pandura.

 

Money & Power. The US and Mexico terms of agreement were set; inflation finally caught a break; and HR Ratings is still waiting to decide.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Cenace called off the last power auction; Siemens will create a new energy competitor; and the Dos Bocas refinery will force Tabasco to go green.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Texas-Tuxpan pipeline is finally done; Mexico’s fuel market will be up for grabs in 2020; and Profeco goes after gas stations.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The Energy Minister offered certainty; and Tamaulipas has big plans for Ébano and Pandura.

 

Money & Power. The US and Mexico terms of agreement were set; inflation finally caught a break; and HR Ratings is still waiting to decide.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Puebla will enjoy two new solar parks by autumn; nuclear energy will be included in CELs; and the Sener and the CRE disagree on power auctions.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex estimates Tula’s makeover will be US$2bn; and the government offered six contracts for Dos Bocas.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH does not trust Pemex’s contracts to be enough; the Sener studies using gas over fracking; and Guillermo García Alcocer left the CRE.

 

Money & Power. Fitch and Moody’s cut Mexico’s rating; Trump called off the tariffs; and the government’s savings could limit economic growth.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Puebla will enjoy two new solar parks by autumn; nuclear energy will be included in CELs; and the Sener and the CRE disagree on power auctions.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex estimates Tula’s makeover will be US$2bn; and the government offered six contracts for Dos Bocas.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH does not trust Pemex’s contracts to be enough; the Sener studies using gas over fracking; and Guillermo García Alcocer left the CRE.

 

Money & Power. Fitch and Moody’s cut Mexico’s rating; Trump called off the tariffs; and the government’s savings could limit economic growth.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE and Nuevo León partnered up on 194 projects; BlackRock bought Canadian Solar’s project in Aguascalientes; and private power auctions are the new normal.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Van Oord won the first Dos Bocas contract; analysts expect Cenagas to manage the pipelines; and Pemex plans to export toluene.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s crude production dropped to a new low; Eni may dominate private shallow-water operators; and private operators expect more rounds to boost oil production.

 

Money & Power. AMLO plans no layoffs and a huge tax relief for Pemex; Mexico’s economy shrank by 0.2%; and Canada took the first step for USMCA ratification.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE and Nuevo León partnered up on 194 projects; BlackRock bought Canadian Solar’s project in Aguascalientes; and private power auctions are the new normal.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Van Oord won the first Dos Bocas contract; analysts expect Cenagas to manage the pipelines; and Pemex plans to export toluene.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s crude production dropped to a new low; Eni may dominate private shallow-water operators; and private operators expect more rounds to boost oil production.

 

Money & Power. AMLO plans no layoffs and a huge tax relief for Pemex; Mexico’s economy shrank by 0.2%; and Canada took the first step for USMCA ratification.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Dos Bocas construction may start without an environmental report; Mexico and Central America wish for a connecting gas pipeline; and low sulfur diesel is on hold.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s upstream maintenance is eating its development budget; Pemex will explore the Veracruz Basin and Tabasco’s shallow water; and MODEC awarded a contract for gas production to MAN Energy Solutions.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s inflation is expected to break all records; Trump asked Democrats to pass USMCA; and the OECD has a positive outlook for Mexico’s economy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Dos Bocas construction may start without an environmental report; Mexico and Central America wish for a connecting gas pipeline; and low sulfur diesel is on hold.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s upstream maintenance is eating its development budget; Pemex will explore the Veracruz Basin and Tabasco’s shallow water; and MODEC awarded a contract for gas production to MAN Energy Solutions.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s inflation is expected to break all records; Trump asked Democrats to pass USMCA; and the OECD has a positive outlook for Mexico’s economy.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE to invest in the Bajío; Tabasco will owe CFE no more; and uncertainty surrounds the Mexican power market.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Moody’s expects refinery construction cost overruns; and gasoline imports dropped.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Chevron gains exploration approval; the Baker Institute says Mexico’s shale is a no-go; and Pemex is looking for a deepwater fresh start.

 

Money & Power. S&P does not care about Pemex’s financial package; FocusEconomics kept Mexico’s GDP outlook; and the USMCA ratification gets closer.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE to invest in the Bajío; Tabasco will owe CFE no more; and uncertainty surrounds the Mexican power market.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Moody’s expects refinery construction cost overruns; and gasoline imports dropped.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Chevron gains exploration approval; the Baker Institute says Mexico’s shale is a no-go; and Pemex is looking for a deepwater fresh start.

 

Money & Power. S&P does not care about Pemex’s financial package; FocusEconomics kept Mexico’s GDP outlook; and the USMCA ratification gets closer.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Yucatan is sailing towards renewable energy; the Cofece doesn’t want another CFE restructuring; and AMLO has clean energy goals.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Refinery revamps are rolling; and a marine was shot dead as the fuel theft battle rages.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Shell will dig deep in Mexico’s waters; Murphy aims for deepwater expansion; and the EPC contract for the Amoca field was greenlighted.

 

Money & Power. OECD expects the Mexican economy to slow; Pemex bonds drop amid market mistrust; and Mexico’s inflation is expected to rise.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Yucatan is sailing towards renewable energy; the Cofece doesn’t want another CFE restructuring; and AMLO has clean energy goals.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Refinery revamps are rolling; and a marine was shot dead as the fuel theft battle rages.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Shell will dig deep in Mexico’s waters; Murphy aims for deepwater expansion; and the EPC contract for the Amoca field was greenlighted.

 

Money & Power. OECD expects the Mexican economy to slow; Pemex bonds drop amid market mistrust; and Mexico’s inflation is expected to rise.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE will push power generation with five projects; Mexico shines with 100,000 solar roofs; and Nuevo León and Chihuahua bet on the sun.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Dos Bocas operator will be decided on May 9; Pemex bought 612 tanker trucks in a “bad” deal; IEnova announced two long-term contracts.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will go after mature fields; oil producers want new upstream rounds; and AMLO disagrees.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s country risk dropped; public spending and the economy shrank; and the end of special economic zones will hit investment.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE will push power generation with five projects; Mexico shines with 100,000 solar roofs; and Nuevo León and Chihuahua bet on the sun.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Dos Bocas operator will be decided on May 9; Pemex bought 612 tanker trucks in a “bad” deal; IEnova announced two long-term contracts.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will go after mature fields; oil producers want new upstream rounds; and AMLO disagrees.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s country risk dropped; public spending and the economy shrank; and the end of special economic zones will hit investment.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Sener, CFE, and OHL signed the temporary acceptance certificate for the combined cycle plant Empalme; Enel put the first solar panel in Tlaxcala; and Rengen wants to power up Yucatán with turbines.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Dos Bocas refinery’s competitors asked for an extension; Pemex will update the Cangrejera complex; and LNG exports also cross the border on wheels.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Talos celebrated another discovery offshore Mexico; BHP Petroleum has great expectations for Mexico; and Mexico loses out on natural gas.

 

Money & Power. Inflation breaks with Banxico’s goal in April; the USTR expects the USMCA to hit auto trade; and the ITC expects the new NAFTA to strengthen Mexico’s unions and raise salaries.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Sener, CFE, and OHL signed the temporary acceptance certificate for the combined cycle plant Empalme; Enel put the first solar panel in Tlaxcala; and Rengen wants to power up Yucatán with turbines.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Dos Bocas refinery’s competitors asked for an extension; Pemex will update the Cangrejera complex; and LNG exports also cross the border on wheels.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Talos celebrated another discovery offshore Mexico; BHP Petroleum has great expectations for Mexico; and Mexico loses out on natural gas.

 

Money & Power. Inflation breaks with Banxico’s goal in April; the USTR expects the USMCA to hit auto trade; and the ITC expects the new NAFTA to strengthen Mexico’s unions and raise salaries.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola plans to invest US$5bn in power projects; Engie defends renewables before the administration; and Ener AB wants to double its power generation.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Texas-Tuxpan pipeline will be up and running by June; four private companies will boost natural gas imports; and Moody’s is concerned with Pemex’s refineries.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CRE published regulations on exploration plans; Mexico’s oil reserves dropped by 7% in January; and tenders for 66% of oil and gas resources are pending.

 

Money & Power. Mexico pushes to be exempt from Section 232; Banxico is concerned about Pemex’s threat to stability; and the IDB expects low GDP growth.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola plans to invest US$5bn in power projects; Engie defends renewables before the administration; and Ener AB wants to double its power generation.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Texas-Tuxpan pipeline will be up and running by June; four private companies will boost natural gas imports; and Moody’s is concerned with Pemex’s refineries.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CRE published regulations on exploration plans; Mexico’s oil reserves dropped by 7% in January; and tenders for 66% of oil and gas resources are pending.

 

Money & Power. Mexico pushes to be exempt from Section 232; Banxico is concerned about Pemex’s threat to stability; and the IDB expects low GDP growth.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Engie and Tokyo Gas will bet on Mexico’s renewables; CFE awarded 12 contracts to Glencore; and Yucatán was left in the dark due to gas shortages.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Kinder Morgan may expand its gas pipeline to Mexico; Mexico may open its own gas stations with “fair prices”; and the IMCO finds trouble in the Dos Bocas refinery investment.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO proposed three for the Pemex board; and the energy sector scored more than half of the government’s investment.

 

Money & Power. The IMF lowered Mexico’s growth outlook; the WB cut Mexico’s GDP for 2019 and 2020; and the USMCA ratification is in doubt.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Engie and Tokyo Gas will bet on Mexico’s renewables; CFE awarded 12 contracts to Glencore; and Yucatán was left in the dark due to gas shortages.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Kinder Morgan may expand its gas pipeline to Mexico; Mexico may open its own gas stations with “fair prices”; and the IMCO finds trouble in the Dos Bocas refinery investment.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO proposed three for the Pemex board; and the energy sector scored more than half of the government’s investment.

 

Money & Power. The IMF lowered Mexico’s growth outlook; the WB cut Mexico’s GDP for 2019 and 2020; and the USMCA ratification is in doubt.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Only eight of the first power auction projects are up and running; the CRE nominees support power auctions; and Soriana will be powered by wind.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Yucatán will get natural gas at last; Sempra has big plans for LNG North American exports; and a CRE nominee believes the Dos Bocas will be up in three years.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. International oil explorers push to speed oil production; Mexico has huge gas reserves; but where are Mexico’s oil reserves?

 

Money & Power. Mexico will be tough on the US over tariffs; AMLO has high hopes for Mexico’s economic growth; and Banxico held interest rates steady.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Only eight of the first power auction projects are up and running; the CRE nominees support power auctions; and Soriana will be powered by wind.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Yucatán will get natural gas at last; Sempra has big plans for LNG North American exports; and a CRE nominee believes the Dos Bocas will be up in three years.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. International oil explorers push to speed oil production; Mexico has huge gas reserves; but where are Mexico’s oil reserves?

 

Money & Power. Mexico will be tough on the US over tariffs; AMLO has high hopes for Mexico’s economic growth; and Banxico held interest rates steady.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Baja California needs more power; the Lázaro Cárdenas port will be powered up by a new plant; and renewables should consider social inclusion.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Shell will bring gasoline into Mexico; IEnova is open to negotiate with CFE; and the CRE has 85 permits stuck.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Nahle promises oil for every process, production and refining; and the National Development Plan should consider maintaining rounds and farmouts.

 

Money & Power. AMLO strengthened ties with US on trade; Mexico’s inflation slowed in March; and INAI asked the government for information on the Dos Bocas refinery.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Baja California needs more power; the Lázaro Cárdenas port will be powered up by a new plant; and renewables should consider social inclusion.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Shell will bring gasoline into Mexico; IEnova is open to negotiate with CFE; and the CRE has 85 permits stuck.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Nahle promises oil for every process, production and refining; and the National Development Plan should consider maintaining rounds and farmouts.

 

Money & Power. AMLO strengthened ties with US on trade; Mexico’s inflation slowed in March; and INAI asked the government for information on the Dos Bocas refinery.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Sener canceled the fourth power auction because the projects of previous winners are delayed; wind will power up rum and tequila; and the CFE may require tons of coal from Coahuila.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Only four will fight over the new refinery; AMLO may go to court over pipeline contracts; and Mexico’s refineries will operate at 70% this year.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will drill 506 wells; the Mexican oil market has room for all; and the Senate may reject the CRE candidates.

 

Money & Power. Fitch lowers its GDP forecast; the fight against fuel robbery continues; and Mexico’s market attracted foreign investors.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Sener canceled the fourth power auction because the projects of previous winners are delayed; wind will power up rum and tequila; and the CFE may require tons of coal from Coahuila.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Only four will fight over the new refinery; AMLO may go to court over pipeline contracts; and Mexico’s refineries will operate at 70% this year.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will drill 506 wells; the Mexican oil market has room for all; and the Senate may reject the CRE candidates.

 

Money & Power. Fitch lowers its GDP forecast; the fight against fuel robbery continues; and Mexico’s market attracted foreign investors.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Amdee asked the government for certainty; the Huexca thermoelectric plant won’t be stopped; and Yucatán bets on its sun.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CRE’s changes hit investments; the new refinery’s timeline was questioned; and fuel shortages boost private imports.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex could delay farmouts until 2020; and AMLO may reconsider restarting rounds.

 

Money & Power. The US is working on lifting tariffs; Mexico’s inflation reached a new low; and AMLO made peace with the ratings agencies.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Amdee asked the government for certainty; the Huexca thermoelectric plant won’t be stopped; and Yucatán bets on its sun.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CRE’s changes hit investments; the new refinery’s timeline was questioned; and fuel shortages boost private imports.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex could delay farmouts until 2020; and AMLO may reconsider restarting rounds.

 

Money & Power. The US is working on lifting tariffs; Mexico’s inflation reached a new low; and AMLO made peace with the ratings agencies.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Hola Energía shines in Puebla; and Yucatán invests in renewables.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Dos Bocas is progressing with troubles; private companies brought 30% more gasoline; and 51,000 robbed fuel liters were secured.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Nahle asked to maintain round contracts and investments; the CNH defended farmouts and auctions; and DEA Deutsche Erdoel and Cheiron will invest in two onshore blocks.

 

Money & Power. AMLO promises no tax increases; US lawmakers joined Canada and Mexico against tariffs; and Banxico cut growth forecasts.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Hola Energía shines in Puebla; and Yucatán invests in renewables.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Dos Bocas is progressing with troubles; private companies brought 30% more gasoline; and 51,000 robbed fuel liters were secured.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Nahle asked to maintain round contracts and investments; the CNH defended farmouts and auctions; and DEA Deutsche Erdoel and Cheiron will invest in two onshore blocks.

 

Money & Power. AMLO promises no tax increases; US lawmakers joined Canada and Mexico against tariffs; and Banxico cut growth forecasts.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The ASF pushes for nuclear power; CFE will plan new combined-cycle plants; and Morelos’ thermoelectric plant was voted on and approved.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex limited gas consumption; CFE will renegotiate its pipeline contracts; and Pemex lost doing business with Braskem Idesa.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO hit the brakes on farmouts; and the CNH announced the end of the easy oil era.

 

Money & Power. Canada’s transport minister and Kudlow are concerned about US tariffs; inflation dropped to its lowest level in two years; and AMLO will investigate losses at Pemex plants.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The ASF pushes for nuclear power; CFE will plan new combined-cycle plants; and Morelos’ thermoelectric plant was voted on and approved.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex limited gas consumption; CFE will renegotiate its pipeline contracts; and Pemex lost doing business with Braskem Idesa.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO hit the brakes on farmouts; and the CNH announced the end of the easy oil era.

 

Money & Power. Canada’s transport minister and Kudlow are concerned about US tariffs; inflation dropped to its lowest level in two years; and AMLO will investigate losses at Pemex plants.

 

Renewables & Electricity. SDE bets on Mexico’s sun; Amdee expects US$14bn to be spent on wind projects; and the CFE was awarded the “Four Centuries Substation.”

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Braskem Idesa wants to build an ethane import terminal; and Valle de Mexico will enjoy a fuel storage terminal soon.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Rounds 1 and 2 are already producing; BHP will drill another well in Trión; and AMLO will not kill the CRE.

 

Money & Power. Mexico breathes life into Pemex; Canada needs Pelosi’s help to end metal tariffs; and Mexico fears a new US tariff on cars.

 

Renewables & Electricity. SDE bets on Mexico’s sun; Amdee expects US$14bn to be spent on wind projects; and the CFE was awarded the “Four Centuries Substation.”

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Braskem Idesa wants to build an ethane import terminal; and Valle de Mexico will enjoy a fuel storage terminal soon.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Rounds 1 and 2 are already producing; BHP will drill another well in Trión; and AMLO will not kill the CRE.

 

Money & Power. Mexico breathes life into Pemex; Canada needs Pelosi’s help to end metal tariffs; and Mexico fears a new US tariff on cars.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico could end 2019 with 700MW of new distributed solar; CELs are still on; and AMLO will ask about a thermoelectric plant.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. AMLO and Carso, IEnova, and TransCanada fought over pipelines; the Sener plans 68 new storage terminals; and the CFE is considering transferring natural gas pipelines to Cenagas.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH canceled Rounds 3.2 and 3.3; Ku Maloob is underused; and Maersk Drilling will get busy in Mexico.

 

Money & Power. Banxico maintained interest rates; a US vs. Mexico tomato fight; and inflation surprised in January.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico could end 2019 with 700MW of new distributed solar; CELs are still on; and AMLO will ask about a thermoelectric plant.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. AMLO and Carso, IEnova, and TransCanada fought over pipelines; the Sener plans 68 new storage terminals; and the CFE is considering transferring natural gas pipelines to Cenagas.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH canceled Rounds 3.2 and 3.3; Ku Maloob is underused; and Maersk Drilling will get busy in Mexico.

 

Money & Power. Banxico maintained interest rates; a US vs. Mexico tomato fight; and inflation surprised in January.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The power auction cancellation brought uncertainty; and 222 clean energy plants are expected.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Valley Crossing plans to connect with Mexico’s pipelines; the special tax on gasoline fell and hit the budget; and Mexico cannot fill Venezuela’s shoes.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Fieldwood and Petrobal published their development plan; PC Carigali got a stake in CNOOC’s block; and AMLO says fracking has no place in Mexico.

 

Money & Power. Mexico will win the US-China trade war; Pemex’s downgrade may not hit Mexico’s rating; and AMLO pledges to cut Pemex’s fiscal burden.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The power auction cancellation brought uncertainty; and 222 clean energy plants are expected.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Valley Crossing plans to connect with Mexico’s pipelines; the special tax on gasoline fell and hit the budget; and Mexico cannot fill Venezuela’s shoes.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Fieldwood and Petrobal published their development plan; PC Carigali got a stake in CNOOC’s block; and AMLO says fracking has no place in Mexico.

 

Money & Power. Mexico will win the US-China trade war; Pemex’s downgrade may not hit Mexico’s rating; and AMLO pledges to cut Pemex’s fiscal burden.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Oaxaca and Baja California power lines were canceled; and Solar Power Mexico expects Mexico to increase solar power in homes.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Dos Bocas refinery tender will be restricted; Engie will invest US$70m in Yucatán’s gas network; and four companies will work on storage centers.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Talos Energy continues with the Zama; and Pemex production is up.

 

Money & Power. Fitch lowered Pemex’s rating; Moody’s is concerned with Mexico’s growth; and the IMF gave AMLO a piece of advice.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Oaxaca and Baja California power lines were canceled; and Solar Power Mexico expects Mexico to increase solar power in homes.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Dos Bocas refinery tender will be restricted; Engie will invest US$70m in Yucatán’s gas network; and four companies will work on storage centers.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Talos Energy continues with the Zama; and Pemex production is up.

 

Money & Power. Fitch lowered Pemex’s rating; Moody’s is concerned with Mexico’s growth; and the IMF gave AMLO a piece of advice.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Avant Energy goes solar in central Mexico; Gerdau Corsa and Engie partnered up; and Monterrey will power up with trash.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Sener will control Pemex’s gasoline distribution; the Cadereyta refinery will be updated; and natural gas infrastructure is needed.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH okayed Jaguar’s exploration; and oil companies will boost production.

 

Money & Power. The US government shutdown may delay USMCA approval; the CRE personnel keeps changing; and the IMF cut Mexico’s growth outlook.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Avant Energy goes solar in central Mexico; Gerdau Corsa and Engie partnered up; and Monterrey will power up with trash.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Sener will control Pemex’s gasoline distribution; the Cadereyta refinery will be updated; and natural gas infrastructure is needed.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH okayed Jaguar’s exploration; and oil companies will boost production.

 

Money & Power. The US government shutdown may delay USMCA approval; the CRE personnel keeps changing; and the IMF cut Mexico’s growth outlook.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Solar energy investments reach US$6.3bn.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Fuel shortages may postpone the clean diesel rule; Pemex will invest MXN4bn in Minatitlán’s refinery; and a Mexico City pipeline was hit by “sabotage.”

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will bid exploration contracts in January; AMLO will fight fuel theft from oil platforms; and Premier Oil hit reserves in the Zama field.

 

Money & Power. Inflation is expected to be around 3.8% to 4%; the IMF is happy with the fight against fuel theft; and the Finance Ministry completed its oil hedges.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Solar energy investments reach US$6.3bn.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Fuel shortages may postpone the clean diesel rule; Pemex will invest MXN4bn in Minatitlán’s refinery; and a Mexico City pipeline was hit by “sabotage.”

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will bid exploration contracts in January; AMLO will fight fuel theft from oil platforms; and Premier Oil hit reserves in the Zama field.

 

Money & Power. Inflation is expected to be around 3.8% to 4%; the IMF is happy with the fight against fuel theft; and the Finance Ministry completed its oil hedges.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Engie has Mina’s sun in sight; Alpek sold its cogeneration plants to ContourGlobal; and high power tariffs will boost solar.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. AMLO’s fight against fuel robbery saved MXN2.5bn; an accident in the Tuxpan-Azcapotzalco pipeline hit Mexico City’s fuel supply; and the military will protect Tamaulipas’ refinery.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s product production improved in November.

 

Money & Power. The talks on metal tariffs are pending; the USMCA weakened Canada’s controversy resolution mechanisms; and inflation was a small Christmas gift.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Engie has Mina’s sun in sight; Alpek sold its cogeneration plants to ContourGlobal; and high power tariffs will boost solar.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. AMLO’s fight against fuel robbery saved MXN2.5bn; an accident in the Tuxpan-Azcapotzalco pipeline hit Mexico City’s fuel supply; and the military will protect Tamaulipas’ refinery.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s product production improved in November.

 

Money & Power. The talks on metal tariffs are pending; the USMCA weakened Canada’s controversy resolution mechanisms; and inflation was a small Christmas gift.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Canada will invest in Mexico’s hydropower; Tamaulipas’ wind parks hit the brakes; and IEnova will power up Autlán.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. TransCanada cut the ribbon on its Chihuahua pipeline; the Bajio and Central region will have high-sulfur diesel for six more months; and the military will fight fuel theft.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will focus on shallow waters; Qatar Petroleum got into three Mexican oilfields; and Pemex’s production kept dropping in November.

 

Money & Power. Banxico predicts low growth in 2019; HR Ratings okayed the 2019 budget; and Trump threatened to close the border.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Canada will invest in Mexico’s hydropower; Tamaulipas’ wind parks hit the brakes; and IEnova will power up Autlán.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. TransCanada cut the ribbon on its Chihuahua pipeline; the Bajio and Central region will have high-sulfur diesel for six more months; and the military will fight fuel theft.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will focus on shallow waters; Qatar Petroleum got into three Mexican oilfields; and Pemex’s production kept dropping in November.

 

Money & Power. Banxico predicts low growth in 2019; HR Ratings okayed the 2019 budget; and Trump threatened to close the border.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel will power up the China Municipality with wind; Iberdrola will cut the ribbon on its solar park in Sonora; and everyone is worried about the decision to cancel the fourth power auction.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Bartlett will audit pipeline contracts; the new refinery tenders are promised by March; and the Madero refinery will receive MXN5bn.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s farmouts were pushed out until October; and AMLO will wait for oil production before offering new contracts.

 

Money & Power. The consequences of cancelling NAFTA; AMLO will increase Pemex’s budget by MXN75bn; and Mexico’s inflation improved in November, but less than expected.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel will power up the China Municipality with wind; Iberdrola will cut the ribbon on its solar park in Sonora; and everyone is worried about the decision to cancel the fourth power auction.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Bartlett will audit pipeline contracts; the new refinery tenders are promised by March; and the Madero refinery will receive MXN5bn.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s farmouts were pushed out until October; and AMLO will wait for oil production before offering new contracts.

 

Money & Power. The consequences of cancelling NAFTA; AMLO will increase Pemex’s budget by MXN75bn; and Mexico’s inflation improved in November, but less than expected.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The fourth power auction was postponed; the new year and Iberdrola will make Puebla shine; and the new administration has to increase transmission capacity.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico’s gas imports skyrocketed; experts estimate the new refinery will be more expensive; and Pemex blames the CRE for the lack of carbon dioxide.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO lowered his oil output goal and cancelled two oil rounds; Nahle is worried about big awarded blocks; and DEA will buy Sierra Oil and Gas to step into Mexico’s market.

 

Money & Power. Gasoline and LP gas push Banxico’s rates and inflation; the neighbors hate the US steel tariff; and AMLO bans socialization between energy public workers and suppliers.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The fourth power auction was postponed; the new year and Iberdrola will make Puebla shine; and the new administration has to increase transmission capacity.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico’s gas imports skyrocketed; experts estimate the new refinery will be more expensive; and Pemex blames the CRE for the lack of carbon dioxide.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO lowered his oil output goal and cancelled two oil rounds; Nahle is worried about big awarded blocks; and DEA will buy Sierra Oil and Gas to step into Mexico’s market.

 

Money & Power. Gasoline and LP gas push Banxico’s rates and inflation; the neighbors hate the US steel tariff; and AMLO bans socialization between energy public workers and suppliers.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Siemens will bet on Mexico’s sun and wind; Pollux will light up Galeana; and Altamira will power up with thermoelectricity.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas helps the southeast with natural gas supply; people voted yes to a new refinery; and Magna gasoline lost its subsidy.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex doubles hopes on Ixachi reserves; the CNH published the technical rules for secondary and improved recovery; and the Miquetla migration was signed.

 

Money & Power. The USMCA was signed; the 2019 budget will be under scrutiny; and Banxico lowered Mexico’s growth outlook for 2019.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Siemens will bet on Mexico’s sun and wind; Pollux will light up Galeana; and Altamira will power up with thermoelectricity.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas helps the southeast with natural gas supply; people voted yes to a new refinery; and Magna gasoline lost its subsidy.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex doubles hopes on Ixachi reserves; the CNH published the technical rules for secondary and improved recovery; and the Miquetla migration was signed.

 

Money & Power. The USMCA was signed; the 2019 budget will be under scrutiny; and Banxico lowered Mexico’s growth outlook for 2019.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Asolmex is into Nuevo Leon’s solar; the CRE hit the gas on permit processes; and Mexico really needs natural gas.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. TransCanada stopped the Tuxpan-Tula pipeline; Pemex trusts LNG demand in Mexico; and the Cemda said the new refinery is illegal.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH okayed five drilling plans; rounds may go slower; and Talos Energy contracted McDermott for the Zama field development.

 

Money & Power. The OECD trusts Mexico’s growth; US tariffs may be lifted after the USMCA’s signing; and AMLO will hold a new public consultation.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Asolmex is into Nuevo Leon’s solar; the CRE hit the gas on permit processes; and Mexico really needs natural gas.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. TransCanada stopped the Tuxpan-Tula pipeline; Pemex trusts LNG demand in Mexico; and the Cemda said the new refinery is illegal.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH okayed five drilling plans; rounds may go slower; and Talos Energy contracted McDermott for the Zama field development.

 

Money & Power. The OECD trusts Mexico’s growth; US tariffs may be lifted after the USMCA’s signing; and AMLO will hold a new public consultation.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Six will fight over the fourth power auction; DeAcero and Fisterra Energy will power up Guanajuato; and the CFE expects power costs to drop.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico imported more crude to help Tula’s refinery; the Sener promises a “serious” bidding for the new refinery; and Koch will import gasoline by May 2019.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The head of the CNH quit; Tonalli drilled in the Tampico-Misantla basin well; and Mexico may become an oil production leader.

 

Money & Power. Key Democrats will pass the USMCA with changes; inflation is expected to rise; and the IMF lowered Mexico’s GDP outlook for 2019.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Six will fight over the fourth power auction; DeAcero and Fisterra Energy will power up Guanajuato; and the CFE expects power costs to drop.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico imported more crude to help Tula’s refinery; the Sener promises a “serious” bidding for the new refinery; and Koch will import gasoline by May 2019.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The head of the CNH quit; Tonalli drilled in the Tampico-Misantla basin well; and Mexico may become an oil production leader.

 

Money & Power. Key Democrats will pass the USMCA with changes; inflation is expected to rise; and the IMF lowered Mexico’s GDP outlook for 2019.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Cox Energy and Enel will invest in Mexico’s sun; the CFE is selecting new infrastructure projects; and the Asolmex and the Amdee are concerned with the power sector’s uncertainty.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Fuel theft caused shortages to Total and BP; US LNG exports may cross the California border; and McDermott has the new refinery in sight.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s new offshore platform will be up and running in April; a ban on fracking could hit the market; and Lukoil and Eni will partner up in Mexico’s blocks.

 

Money & Power. The USMCA allows different levels of GPA; AMLO will cut the states’ budgets; and S&P will wait for Mexico’s 2019 budget.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Cox Energy and Enel will invest in Mexico’s sun; the CFE is selecting new infrastructure projects; and the Asolmex and the Amdee are concerned with the power sector’s uncertainty.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Fuel theft caused shortages to Total and BP; US LNG exports may cross the California border; and McDermott has the new refinery in sight.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s new offshore platform will be up and running in April; a ban on fracking could hit the market; and Lukoil and Eni will partner up in Mexico’s blocks.

 

Money & Power. The USMCA allows different levels of GPA; AMLO will cut the states’ budgets; and S&P will wait for Mexico’s 2019 budget.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Eólica del Sur may run into trouble; the CRE explained how telecom companies will use posts; and IEnova is considering a bet on transmission lines.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico lacks the jet fuel to cover demand; the Finance Ministry killed the subsidy on Premium gasoline; and President Peña spent MXN23.5bn in oil hedges.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH is disappointed with the number of completed wells; Idesa is after Round 3; and Oro Negro won the battle with its creditors.

 

Money & Power. The cancellation of the airport created commotion; Fitch changed Mexico’s outlook to negative; and the IDB and the OECD are working with the new government.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Eólica del Sur may run into trouble; the CRE explained how telecom companies will use posts; and IEnova is considering a bet on transmission lines.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico lacks the jet fuel to cover demand; the Finance Ministry killed the subsidy on Premium gasoline; and President Peña spent MXN23.5bn in oil hedges.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH is disappointed with the number of completed wells; Idesa is after Round 3; and Oro Negro won the battle with its creditors.

 

Money & Power. The cancellation of the airport created commotion; Fitch changed Mexico’s outlook to negative; and the IDB and the OECD are working with the new government.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Power Global Corporation took over Coahuila’s sun.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Marathon will use IEnova’s fuel storage terminal; Kansas City Southern increased cross-border fuel shipments by 164%; and AMLO plans to stop gasoline imports in three years.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Talos and Hokchi will exchange interest in two blocks; Oro Negro will not return its oil platforms; and the Energy Ministry still considers 536 areas for future biddings.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and Canada worked to eliminate steel tariffs; AMLO’s team is considering ending the special tax on fuels; and HR Ratings trusts Pemex.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Power Global Corporation took over Coahuila’s sun.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Marathon will use IEnova’s fuel storage terminal; Kansas City Southern increased cross-border fuel shipments by 164%; and AMLO plans to stop gasoline imports in three years.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Talos and Hokchi will exchange interest in two blocks; Oro Negro will not return its oil platforms; and the Energy Ministry still considers 536 areas for future biddings.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and Canada worked to eliminate steel tariffs; AMLO’s team is considering ending the special tax on fuels; and HR Ratings trusts Pemex.

 

Renewables & Electricity. GIS Power got its power plant underway; the Tampico Proteus solar project is under construction; and the CFE saved with natural gas-powered plants.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. An electrical accident hit the Salina Cruz refinery; fuel thieves took a liking to LP gas; and would AMLO cancel the Braskem-Idesa contract?

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. López Obrador pushed oil companies to accelerate production; the fracking debate continued; and violence menaces gas projects.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and Canada discussed steel tariffs; AMLO met the governors involved in the Maya train; and the Odebrecht bill will be collected.

 

Renewables & Electricity. GIS Power got its power plant underway; the Tampico Proteus solar project is under construction; and the CFE saved with natural gas-powered plants.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. An electrical accident hit the Salina Cruz refinery; fuel thieves took a liking to LP gas; and would AMLO cancel the Braskem-Idesa contract?

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. López Obrador pushed oil companies to accelerate production; the fracking debate continued; and violence menaces gas projects.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and Canada discussed steel tariffs; AMLO met the governors involved in the Maya train; and the Odebrecht bill will be collected.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CEE forecasts low power prices; the CRE issued the new methodology for interconnection; and analysts expect high prices in the next power auction.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. PMI declared the international light oil tender void; Repsol plans to open 200 gas stations this year; and ExxonMobil plans to collaborate with Pemex on new storage and distribution terminals.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex made two new oil discoveries; AMLO will maintain farmouts; and a debate surrounds fracking.

 

Money & Power. Banxico held interest rates steady; fuel prices pushed inflation to 5.02%; and a Fibra E for jet fuel storage will be launched by the new government.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CEE forecasts low power prices; the CRE issued the new methodology for interconnection; and analysts expect high prices in the next power auction.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. PMI declared the international light oil tender void; Repsol plans to open 200 gas stations this year; and ExxonMobil plans to collaborate with Pemex on new storage and distribution terminals.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex made two new oil discoveries; AMLO will maintain farmouts; and a debate surrounds fracking.

 

Money & Power. Banxico held interest rates steady; fuel prices pushed inflation to 5.02%; and a Fibra E for jet fuel storage will be launched by the new government.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel sold its share in eight power plants; Engie will grab some rays in Sonora; and 34 bidders are after the fourth power auction.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. IEnova and Trafigura will develop a marine terminal; the Tula refinery will receive a big push; and AMLO promises to fight fuel robbery.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Hokchi will bet US$2.5bn in Tabasco; the CNH okayed Talo’s Zama appraisal plan; and the CNH will allow Pemex to choose its partners.

 

Money & Power. A final NAFTA deal was reached; the Finance Ministry will keep oil hedging info to itself; and violence menaces energy investments in Tamaulipas.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel sold its share in eight power plants; Engie will grab some rays in Sonora; and 34 bidders are after the fourth power auction.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. IEnova and Trafigura will develop a marine terminal; the Tula refinery will receive a big push; and AMLO promises to fight fuel robbery.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Hokchi will bet US$2.5bn in Tabasco; the CNH okayed Talo’s Zama appraisal plan; and the CNH will allow Pemex to choose its partners.

 

Money & Power. A final NAFTA deal was reached; the Finance Ministry will keep oil hedging info to itself; and violence menaces energy investments in Tamaulipas.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel Green will build a wind park in Coahuila; the fourth power auction hit a new record; and power tariff negotiations continue.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CNH suggests a new entity for natural gas; Andeavor and Pemex Logística signed an agreement; and the Salamanca refinery was under attack.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. ENI and Lukoil will bet US$416m in shallow waters; and Talos and Pemex agreed to share information regarding their blocks.

 

Money & Power. Lighthizer pressured Canada; inflation paced itself in September; and crude prices will give AMLO a hand.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel Green will build a wind park in Coahuila; the fourth power auction hit a new record; and power tariff negotiations continue.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CNH suggests a new entity for natural gas; Andeavor and Pemex Logística signed an agreement; and the Salamanca refinery was under attack.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. ENI and Lukoil will bet US$416m in shallow waters; and Talos and Pemex agreed to share information regarding their blocks.

 

Money & Power. Lighthizer pressured Canada; inflation paced itself in September; and crude prices will give AMLO a hand.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CRE backs the financial rules for power interconnection; businesses and regulators are on board to discuss tariffs; and the Oaxaca-Mexico line will be awarded by the next administration.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE opened up Yucatan and Baja California’s fuel markets; Chevron will also use IEnova’s terminal; and the land for the new refinery is being cleared.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Consorcio Petrolero 5M del Golfo returned part of an upstream block; the new administration will respect oil contracts; and Pemex is behind on its projects.

 

Money & Power. The NAFTA negotiation between the US and Canada continues; Mexico has already covered part of its 2019 oil hedges; and Moody’s trusts Mexico.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CRE backs the financial rules for power interconnection; businesses and regulators are on board to discuss tariffs; and the Oaxaca-Mexico line will be awarded by the next administration.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE opened up Yucatan and Baja California’s fuel markets; Chevron will also use IEnova’s terminal; and the land for the new refinery is being cleared.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Consorcio Petrolero 5M del Golfo returned part of an upstream block; the new administration will respect oil contracts; and Pemex is behind on its projects.

 

Money & Power. The NAFTA negotiation between the US and Canada continues; Mexico has already covered part of its 2019 oil hedges; and Moody’s trusts Mexico.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Cenace will add 12,429MW of power capacity to the system; and the CRE plans tariffs for CFE’s competitors.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. BP and IEnova will store fuels together; the CRE okayed the first private oil pipeline; and Bechtel and ICA look into the new refinery.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO should take care of five big oil projects; and AMLO wants to produce 2.6 million barrels per day by 2025.

 

Money & Power. Mexico wants to end the steel dispute; Freeland and Lighthizer met in Washington to discuss NAFTA; and AMLO will pursue the Mayan train.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Cenace will add 12,429MW of power capacity to the system; and the CRE plans tariffs for CFE’s competitors.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. BP and IEnova will store fuels together; the CRE okayed the first private oil pipeline; and Bechtel and ICA look into the new refinery.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO should take care of five big oil projects; and AMLO wants to produce 2.6 million barrels per day by 2025.

 

Money & Power. Mexico wants to end the steel dispute; Freeland and Lighthizer met in Washington to discuss NAFTA; and AMLO will pursue the Mayan train.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola will push wind capacity in Puebla; Acciona cut the ribbon on the El Cortijo wind park; and the Wind Energy Association recommended more transmission lines.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Jaf will be the first natural gas cavern; and nobody wanted Pemex’s offer of eight storage terminals.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Private companies hit black gold in Tabasco.

 

Money & Power. The US and Canada restarted the NAFTA renegotiation; a new refinery will start construction in February; and Moody’s maintained Mexico’s rating.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola will push wind capacity in Puebla; Acciona cut the ribbon on the El Cortijo wind park; and the Wind Energy Association recommended more transmission lines.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Jaf will be the first natural gas cavern; and nobody wanted Pemex’s offer of eight storage terminals.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Private companies hit black gold in Tabasco.

 

Money & Power. The US and Canada restarted the NAFTA renegotiation; a new refinery will start construction in February; and Moody’s maintained Mexico’s rating.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Vestas will increase investment in Tamaulipas; and Soriana will open a new renewable plant to power up operations.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Jet fuel tariffs create discord; the CRE changed the dispositions for natural gas pipelines and storage; and Glencore received the first gasoline shipment at the Port of Dos Bocas.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO plans to end gas venting; Pemex’s oil output keeps falling; and Pemex may rely on shale in its next projects.

 

Money & Power. The US and Mexico reached an agreement; the market liked it; and Mexico’s GDP went down in the second quarter.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Vestas will increase investment in Tamaulipas; and Soriana will open a new renewable plant to power up operations.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Jet fuel tariffs create discord; the CRE changed the dispositions for natural gas pipelines and storage; and Glencore received the first gasoline shipment at the Port of Dos Bocas.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. AMLO plans to end gas venting; Pemex’s oil output keeps falling; and Pemex may rely on shale in its next projects.

 

Money & Power. The US and Mexico reached an agreement; the market liked it; and Mexico’s GDP went down in the second quarter.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CRE approved 10 power generation projects; AMLO plans to convert CFE plants; and Macquarie Group bought 90% of a solar energy generation portfolio.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex’s Madero and Minatitlán refineries are on a break; the CRE approved fuel storage in Tamaulipas; and South Korea’s refinery will be upgraded to receive Mexican Maya crude.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Fluvio Ruiz will be the head of Pemex Exploración y Producción; and a natural gas well was closed after manatees died.

 

Money & Power. A NAFTA agreement is “very, very close”; Perry applauds Mexico’s energy plans; and the IMF recommended AMLO reduce the public debt.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CRE approved 10 power generation projects; AMLO plans to convert CFE plants; and Macquarie Group bought 90% of a solar energy generation portfolio.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex’s Madero and Minatitlán refineries are on a break; the CRE approved fuel storage in Tamaulipas; and South Korea’s refinery will be upgraded to receive Mexican Maya crude.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Fluvio Ruiz will be the head of Pemex Exploración y Producción; and a natural gas well was closed after manatees died.

 

Money & Power. A NAFTA agreement is “very, very close”; Perry applauds Mexico’s energy plans; and the IMF recommended AMLO reduce the public debt.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Nuevo León and Tamaulipas plan two new wind parks; and the biggest wind park in Latin America is open.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. ExxonMobil will use Kinder Morgan’s pipeline; the CRE eased pipeline use requirements; and Mexico’s natural gas demand was hit by pipeline delays.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Murphy Oil plans to drill in Mexico.

 

Money & Power. A NAFTA deal may be reached this month; Pemex workers were hurt by fuel robbery; and July brought more expensive gasoline and tomatoes.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Nuevo León and Tamaulipas plan two new wind parks; and the biggest wind park in Latin America is open.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. ExxonMobil will use Kinder Morgan’s pipeline; the CRE eased pipeline use requirements; and Mexico’s natural gas demand was hit by pipeline delays.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Murphy Oil plans to drill in Mexico.

 

Money & Power. A NAFTA deal may be reached this month; Pemex workers were hurt by fuel robbery; and July brought more expensive gasoline and tomatoes.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Uncertainty surrounds the Oaxaca-Mexico line; Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur have new renewable projects; and the IDB will finance Mexico’s geothermal energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Texas-Tuxpan pipeline is under the microscope over pollution; the CRE okayed new jet fuel storage tariffs; and experts doubt AMLO’s budget will cover refineries.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex and Diavaz migrated a field to farmout; Capricorn and Citla gave up a field; and BHP Billiton will bet big in Trion.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA’S cars and sunset clause are under discussion; Banxico left interest rates unchanged; and Goldman and Morgan Stanley disagree over the peso’s future.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Uncertainty surrounds the Oaxaca-Mexico line; Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur have new renewable projects; and the IDB will finance Mexico’s geothermal energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Texas-Tuxpan pipeline is under the microscope over pollution; the CRE okayed new jet fuel storage tariffs; and experts doubt AMLO’s budget will cover refineries.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex and Diavaz migrated a field to farmout; Capricorn and Citla gave up a field; and BHP Billiton will bet big in Trion.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA’S cars and sunset clause are under discussion; Banxico left interest rates unchanged; and Goldman and Morgan Stanley disagree over the peso’s future.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Queries may delay the Oaxaca-Mexico line; the Dzilam wind park will be working in September; and AMLO may have a hard time with hydropower.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE sanctioned Pemex over its open season; an underwater pipeline is underway; and Reynosa may have new natural gas projects.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Interest increased in the postponed rounds; AMLO plans to increase crude production; and ENI will invest US$7.4bn in its Round 1.2 contract.

 

Money & Power. A NAFTA deal may be reached in a month; many oppose Manuel Bartlett’s nomination to lead CFE; and Moody’s would rather focus on Pemex’s production than refining.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Queries may delay the Oaxaca-Mexico line; the Dzilam wind park will be working in September; and AMLO may have a hard time with hydropower.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE sanctioned Pemex over its open season; an underwater pipeline is underway; and Reynosa may have new natural gas projects.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Interest increased in the postponed rounds; AMLO plans to increase crude production; and ENI will invest US$7.4bn in its Round 1.2 contract.

 

Money & Power. A NAFTA deal may be reached in a month; many oppose Manuel Bartlett’s nomination to lead CFE; and Moody’s would rather focus on Pemex’s production than refining.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CRE set rules for lithium battery storage; Zapotecas stopped a wind park; and Alpek expects to sell power plants in the third quarter.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex will offer an open season on its pipelines again; Andeavor has the Mexican market in sight; and Nahle visited the lands for the new refinery.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH asked for a natural gas drilling stimulus; and Nahle considers new rounds.

 

Money & Power. Trump and AMLO exchanged letters; inflation is up again; and Fitch is more concerned with Mexico’s reforms.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CRE set rules for lithium battery storage; Zapotecas stopped a wind park; and Alpek expects to sell power plants in the third quarter.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex will offer an open season on its pipelines again; Andeavor has the Mexican market in sight; and Nahle visited the lands for the new refinery.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH asked for a natural gas drilling stimulus; and Nahle considers new rounds.

 

Money & Power. Trump and AMLO exchanged letters; inflation is up again; and Fitch is more concerned with Mexico’s reforms.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Puebla will start building a hydro power plant; El Bajío signed an agreement with Asolmex; and Nuevo León has 21 renewable projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Transcanada opened the Topolobampo pipeline; investigated LP gas distributors lower prices; and Pemex increased oil imports to 201%.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Rounds have been postponed until February; five companies are after Pemex’s clusters; and the CNH had suggestions for AMLO about Pemex.

 

Money & Power. Trump considers a separate trade deal with Mexico; the IMF lowered Mexico’s growth forecast; and AMLO presented infrastructure projects and legal changes.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Puebla will start building a hydro power plant; El Bajío signed an agreement with Asolmex; and Nuevo León has 21 renewable projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Transcanada opened the Topolobampo pipeline; investigated LP gas distributors lower prices; and Pemex increased oil imports to 201%.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Rounds have been postponed until February; five companies are after Pemex’s clusters; and the CNH had suggestions for AMLO about Pemex.

 

Money & Power. Trump considers a separate trade deal with Mexico; the IMF lowered Mexico’s growth forecast; and AMLO presented infrastructure projects and legal changes.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The new administration plans 125 hydropower projects;

Los Cabos will consider geothermal power; and the CFE will finally encourage solar roofs.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. IEnova won a Mexican marine terminal; AMLO plans to boost refining by watching India; and everyone debates IEPS.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Fuel rounds can help refining tenders; S&P expects Mexico’s oil production to remain low; and AMLO will respect oil contracts if they are corruption-free.

 

Money & Power. Auto associations want attention to return to NAFTA; AMLO met US officials; and energy propelled inflation.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The new administration plans 125 hydropower projects;

Los Cabos will consider geothermal power; and the CFE will finally encourage solar roofs.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. IEnova won a Mexican marine terminal; AMLO plans to boost refining by watching India; and everyone debates IEPS.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Fuel rounds can help refining tenders; S&P expects Mexico’s oil production to remain low; and AMLO will respect oil contracts if they are corruption-free.

 

Money & Power. Auto associations want attention to return to NAFTA; AMLO met US officials; and energy propelled inflation.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Thermion will produce 1,000MW in Mexico; and a meat processing plant will be powered up by natural gas.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE approved the first Pacific hydrocarbons terminal; hydrocarbons crossed the Baja California border; and the Nueva Era pipeline is working.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Platts expects Mexico’s rounds to continue at a slow pace; and the CNH said petroleum discoveries are up.

 

Money & Power. Trump discussed NAFTA with Trudeau and AMLO; the peso strengthened after the elections; and AMLO will deal first with Pompeo and pensions.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Thermion will produce 1,000MW in Mexico; and a meat processing plant will be powered up by natural gas.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE approved the first Pacific hydrocarbons terminal; hydrocarbons crossed the Baja California border; and the Nueva Era pipeline is working.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Platts expects Mexico’s rounds to continue at a slow pace; and the CNH said petroleum discoveries are up.

 

Money & Power. Trump discussed NAFTA with Trudeau and AMLO; the peso strengthened after the elections; and AMLO will deal first with Pompeo and pensions.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CFE plans to sell power to the US; Veolia México will power up Mexico’s subway with waste by 2020; and Mexico’s future may be geothermal power.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CFE declared the expiration date of certain distribution permits; Pemex paid 31.2% more to import gasoline; and jet fuel market liberalization is on the way.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Thirteen companies started the Round 3.2 pre-qualification process; new allocation criteria in farmouts follow global practice; and Sierra Oil & Gas is selling an oil block.

 

Money & Power. Inflation remained stable; AMLO won the elections, according to the exit polls, and NAFTA may be done in a couple of months.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CFE plans to sell power to the US; Veolia México will power up Mexico’s subway with waste by 2020; and Mexico’s future may be geothermal power.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CFE declared the expiration date of certain distribution permits; Pemex paid 31.2% more to import gasoline; and jet fuel market liberalization is on the way.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Thirteen companies started the Round 3.2 pre-qualification process; new allocation criteria in farmouts follow global practice; and Sierra Oil & Gas is selling an oil block.

 

Money & Power. Inflation remained stable; AMLO won the elections, according to the exit polls, and NAFTA may be done in a couple of months.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico’s wind capacity is expected to triple by 2022; Acciona cut the ribbon on Tamaulipas’ wind park; and a judge cancelled tariffs on solar panels.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex reached an agreement with Vitol on ethane supply; and the CFE has opened 14 pipelines and has 11 under construction.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will pursue 20 farmouts; and the CRE shortened its decision-making.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA negotiations will continue over the summer; investors fear Mexico’s election and NAFTA risks; and the IMF worried about Mexico’s remittances.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico’s wind capacity is expected to triple by 2022; Acciona cut the ribbon on Tamaulipas’ wind park; and a judge cancelled tariffs on solar panels.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex reached an agreement with Vitol on ethane supply; and the CFE has opened 14 pipelines and has 11 under construction.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will pursue 20 farmouts; and the CRE shortened its decision-making.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA negotiations will continue over the summer; investors fear Mexico’s election and NAFTA risks; and the IMF worried about Mexico’s remittances.

 

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%.

 

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%.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute had suggestions for Mexico’s renewable energy future; and Vestas will install turbines in the Mesa la Paz wind project.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE okayed 33 storage permits; Engie plans to connect Mexico’s gas; and ASA will open up the jet fuel market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Three are interested in Round 3.3, but only Pemex is in; Pemex fell behind in exploration; and the oil industry is coming back to life.

 

Money & Power. The NAFTA renegotiation may be pushed until 2019; AMLO would rather have no NAFTA than a bad one; and the Sener is worried about fuel theft.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute had suggestions for Mexico’s renewable energy future; and Vestas will install turbines in the Mesa la Paz wind project.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE okayed 33 storage permits; Engie plans to connect Mexico’s gas; and ASA will open up the jet fuel market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Three are interested in Round 3.3, but only Pemex is in; Pemex fell behind in exploration; and the oil industry is coming back to life.

 

Money & Power. The NAFTA renegotiation may be pushed until 2019; AMLO would rather have no NAFTA than a bad one; and the Sener is worried about fuel theft.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Don José solar park in Guanajuato is in operation; Baja California’s power line auction is here; and El Bajío created an energy cluster.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex paid more to protect its pipelines; the army took Salamanca’s refinery to fight fuel robbery; and Pemex will fight to keep the fuel certification market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Private operators are maintaining Mexico’s hydrocarbon reserves.

 

Money & Power. Canada is worried about NAFTA’s auto deal; the OECD predicted a strong Mexican GDP; and inflation cooled down slightly.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Don José solar park in Guanajuato is in operation; Baja California’s power line auction is here; and El Bajío created an energy cluster.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex paid more to protect its pipelines; the army took Salamanca’s refinery to fight fuel robbery; and Pemex will fight to keep the fuel certification market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Private operators are maintaining Mexico’s hydrocarbon reserves.

 

Money & Power. Canada is worried about NAFTA’s auto deal; the OECD predicted a strong Mexican GDP; and inflation cooled down slightly.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Coahuila leads on solar power; and two-thirds of the first power auction’s winning projects are stalled.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The first natural gas storage open season is ready; ExxonMobil will expand its deliveries; and Pemex plans to import crude.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CRE okayed changes in Pemex’s exploration plans; regulation slowed drilling; and Talos Energy sent its Zama drilling plans.

 

Money & Power. The US and Mexico pushed for auto rules; the UN trusts Mexico’s growth; and Moody’s is concerned over Pemex’s future.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Coahuila leads on solar power; and two-thirds of the first power auction’s winning projects are stalled.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The first natural gas storage open season is ready; ExxonMobil will expand its deliveries; and Pemex plans to import crude.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CRE okayed changes in Pemex’s exploration plans; regulation slowed drilling; and Talos Energy sent its Zama drilling plans.

 

Money & Power. The US and Mexico pushed for auto rules; the UN trusts Mexico’s growth; and Moody’s is concerned over Pemex’s future.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE Fibra E bond prices are up.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE okayed changes in Pemex’s pipeline open season; Enco will invest in GNV stations; and CFE passed on the LNG supply terminal auction.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 1.4 secured US$869m for exploration; Petrofac is selling its Mexican oil fields; and BHP hit the gas on drilling.

 

Money & Power. The NAFTA renegotiation missed the US Congress’ deadline; inflation dropped; and candidates are expected to change the energy sector.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE Fibra E bond prices are up.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE okayed changes in Pemex’s pipeline open season; Enco will invest in GNV stations; and CFE passed on the LNG supply terminal auction.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 1.4 secured US$869m for exploration; Petrofac is selling its Mexican oil fields; and BHP hit the gas on drilling.

 

Money & Power. The NAFTA renegotiation missed the US Congress’ deadline; inflation dropped; and candidates are expected to change the energy sector.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Natural gas combined cycle technology is in demand; Acciona finished the Empalme II plant’s transmission line; and Enel will expand its capacity by 10%.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. New refineries could be a good business; Pemex could start swapping for lighter crude in the second semester; and airlines want to cut costs by freeing the jet fuel market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.4 contracts were signed; Pemex drilled only 6 wells out of 128; and Mexico’s oil production dropped again.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA talks continue with rules of origin as the main debate; low inflation is expected; and Mexico’s presidential candidates have different approaches to the energy sector.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Natural gas combined cycle technology is in demand; Acciona finished the Empalme II plant’s transmission line; and Enel will expand its capacity by 10%.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. New refineries could be a good business; Pemex could start swapping for lighter crude in the second semester; and airlines want to cut costs by freeing the jet fuel market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.4 contracts were signed; Pemex drilled only 6 wells out of 128; and Mexico’s oil production dropped again.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA talks continue with rules of origin as the main debate; low inflation is expected; and Mexico’s presidential candidates have different approaches to the energy sector.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Discovery Management will build a wind park in Yucatán; Tamaulipas will open three wind parks this year; and IUSA won the CFE’s meter auction again.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex runs steam crackers at full steam; and oil giants will sell jet fuel to ASA.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH put off the Round 3.2 ruling; Pemex plans to produce more crude oil; and the CNH will offer seven farmouts.

 

Money & Power. AMLO would respect NAFTA; Mexico grew 2.4% in the first quarter; and Banxico will cut interest rates in 2018 if inflation drops.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Discovery Management will build a wind park in Yucatán; Tamaulipas will open three wind parks this year; and IUSA won the CFE’s meter auction again.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex runs steam crackers at full steam; and oil giants will sell jet fuel to ASA.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH put off the Round 3.2 ruling; Pemex plans to produce more crude oil; and the CNH will offer seven farmouts.

 

Money & Power. AMLO would respect NAFTA; Mexico grew 2.4% in the first quarter; and Banxico will cut interest rates in 2018 if inflation drops.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enerray will power up Torreón with solar; Siemens and Cemex Energía have an understanding on new power ruling; and Anaya wants 40% of the energy matrix to be clean by 2024.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Interconnection projects for pipelines are being considered; the CNH, CRE, and Cenagas are working on natural gas storage; and IEnova will expand the Veracruz marine project’s capacity.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex looks for partners in 14 blocks; and Hokchi Energy starts developing its deepwater field.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA ministers are meeting non-stop; Mexico ratified the TPP; and inflation dropped under 5%.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enerray will power up Torreón with solar; Siemens and Cemex Energía have an understanding on new power ruling; and Anaya wants 40% of the energy matrix to be clean by 2024.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Interconnection projects for pipelines are being considered; the CNH, CRE, and Cenagas are working on natural gas storage; and IEnova will expand the Veracruz marine project’s capacity.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex looks for partners in 14 blocks; and Hokchi Energy starts developing its deepwater field.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA ministers are meeting non-stop; Mexico ratified the TPP; and inflation dropped under 5%.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CRE gets ready for more sanctions; a wind park in Queretaro is waiting on environmental permits; and Iberdrola wants to speed up power investments.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex partnered up with Linde in the Madero refinery; Gulf is interested in jet fuel; and Pemex is looking for a long-term solution for ethylene.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. How much would it cost to end the energy reform?

 

Money & Power. NAFTA is almost completed; the IMF forecasts 2.3% growth in 2018; and Mexico’s leading presidential candidate was questioned over his plan for refineries.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CRE gets ready for more sanctions; a wind park in Queretaro is waiting on environmental permits; and Iberdrola wants to speed up power investments.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex partnered up with Linde in the Madero refinery; Gulf is interested in jet fuel; and Pemex is looking for a long-term solution for ethylene.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. How much would it cost to end the energy reform?

 

Money & Power. NAFTA is almost completed; the IMF forecasts 2.3% growth in 2018; and Mexico’s leading presidential candidate was questioned over his plan for refineries.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Windarmex will build 200 wind towers; IGSA will develop solar parks; and NeoPetrol will explain the benefits of cogeneration.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Tuxpan-Tula pipeline was stopped by amparo; LP gas suppliers demand fewer administrative obstacles; and Pemex uses incentives to maintain its gas station market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex is getting a new farmout package ready; the CRE asked for regulatory coordination to help oil projects; and Wood Mackenzie thinks Mexico’s oil projects are competitively located.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA entered an intensive phase; the UN Cepal lowered Mexico’s growth forecast; and inflation dropped.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Windarmex will build 200 wind towers; IGSA will develop solar parks; and NeoPetrol will explain the benefits of cogeneration.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Tuxpan-Tula pipeline was stopped by amparo; LP gas suppliers demand fewer administrative obstacles; and Pemex uses incentives to maintain its gas station market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex is getting a new farmout package ready; the CRE asked for regulatory coordination to help oil projects; and Wood Mackenzie thinks Mexico’s oil projects are competitively located.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA entered an intensive phase; the UN Cepal lowered Mexico’s growth forecast; and inflation dropped.

 

Renewables & Electricity. SunPower sold a solar project to Atlas Renewable Energy; and two-thirds of the first clean energy auction projects are delayed.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The first gas storage plan is out; Avant Energy started building fuel storage in Altamira; and Salina Cruz reduced refining by half.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. ENI, Pan American, and Talos Energy will start drilling next year.

 

Money & Power. Trump wants a quick NAFTA deal; inflation is expected to fall; and Mexico’s presidential campaign started.

 

Renewables & Electricity. SunPower sold a solar project to Atlas Renewable Energy; and two-thirds of the first clean energy auction projects are delayed.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The first gas storage plan is out; Avant Energy started building fuel storage in Altamira; and Salina Cruz reduced refining by half.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. ENI, Pan American, and Talos Energy will start drilling next year.

 

Money & Power. Trump wants a quick NAFTA deal; inflation is expected to fall; and Mexico’s presidential campaign started.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel opened a solar plant in Coahuila.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex can now adjust pipeline auctions; gas storage rules are ready and out; and Pemex lost big in refining and gas stations.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 3.1 was a success for Pemex, Premier Oil, and Repsol; Mexico’s hydrocarbons reserves dropped; and Total will drill deep in October.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and the US agreed on customs and border cooperation; the OECD wants Mexico to tax more; and inflation keeps dropping.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel opened a solar plant in Coahuila.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex can now adjust pipeline auctions; gas storage rules are ready and out; and Pemex lost big in refining and gas stations.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 3.1 was a success for Pemex, Premier Oil, and Repsol; Mexico’s hydrocarbons reserves dropped; and Total will drill deep in October.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and the US agreed on customs and border cooperation; the OECD wants Mexico to tax more; and inflation keeps dropping.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Acciona Ingeniería will open Mexico’s biggest solar plant; Colima will use waves to generate power; and Galt Energy expects to double solar panel installations.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex’s open season for storage and transport was declared void; Ciudad Madero’s refinery will be up and running; and Gulf opened two gas stations in Yucatán.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The Sener published rules for farmouts.

 

Money & Power. AMLO will try to stop 46 crude contracts; Trudeau will speed up the NAFTA renegotiation and Trump is enthusiastic about it; and Fitch is worried about NAFTA and AMLO.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Acciona Ingeniería will open Mexico’s biggest solar plant; Colima will use waves to generate power; and Galt Energy expects to double solar panel installations.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex’s open season for storage and transport was declared void; Ciudad Madero’s refinery will be up and running; and Gulf opened two gas stations in Yucatán.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The Sener published rules for farmouts.

 

Money & Power. AMLO will try to stop 46 crude contracts; Trudeau will speed up the NAFTA renegotiation and Trump is enthusiastic about it; and Fitch is worried about NAFTA and AMLO.

 

Renewables & Electricity. France’s ENL will build a solar farm in Tepeyahualco.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Guaymas-El Oro natural gas pipeline is on hold; ASEA published the NOM for gas pipelines; and fuel storage projects will propel Mexico’s capacity.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex is looking for marginal partners; the Sener expects to award nine blocks from Round 3.1; and IFR is preparing to directionally drill in Mexico.

 

Money & Power. A revised NAFTA will strengthen North American energy; the OECD believes in Mexico’s growth; and Moody’s forecast 2.5% growth.

 

Renewables & Electricity. France’s ENL will build a solar farm in Tepeyahualco.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The Guaymas-El Oro natural gas pipeline is on hold; ASEA published the NOM for gas pipelines; and fuel storage projects will propel Mexico’s capacity.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex is looking for marginal partners; the Sener expects to award nine blocks from Round 3.1; and IFR is preparing to directionally drill in Mexico.

 

Money & Power. A revised NAFTA will strengthen North American energy; the OECD believes in Mexico’s growth; and Moody’s forecast 2.5% growth.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Oaxaca and Guanajuato invest in wind; ABB will go after Mexico’s power market; and Chihuahua will have a new solar project.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Tabasco plans to build a new refinery; Profeco impounded LP gas cylinders; and imported gasoline prices increased in the last six months.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will bet on Burgos; Mexico will tender extra-heavy fields; and Pemex is looking for partners.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA negotiations will continue after the elections; Kushner met EPN; and S&P ratified Mexico’s rating.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Oaxaca and Guanajuato invest in wind; ABB will go after Mexico’s power market; and Chihuahua will have a new solar project.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Tabasco plans to build a new refinery; Profeco impounded LP gas cylinders; and imported gasoline prices increased in the last six months.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will bet on Burgos; Mexico will tender extra-heavy fields; and Pemex is looking for partners.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA negotiations will continue after the elections; Kushner met EPN; and S&P ratified Mexico’s rating.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola bets US$2.8bn in Mexico; Durango and Telmex go into the solar business; and the CFE bought expensive wind power.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pipeline delays propelled natural gas prices; the CRE is considering a maximum LP gas price; and Pemex lost MXN1.9bn due to Odebrecht.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH published the Round 1 white books; Round 3.1 values were published; and Pemex’s production improved in January.

 

Money & Power. Interest rates are almost certain to increase in June; Trump asked Mexico to be harsh on illegal migrants; and NAFTA Round 7 is going strong.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola bets US$2.8bn in Mexico; Durango and Telmex go into the solar business; and the CFE bought expensive wind power.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pipeline delays propelled natural gas prices; the CRE is considering a maximum LP gas price; and Pemex lost MXN1.9bn due to Odebrecht.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH published the Round 1 white books; Round 3.1 values were published; and Pemex’s production improved in January.

 

Money & Power. Interest rates are almost certain to increase in June; Trump asked Mexico to be harsh on illegal migrants; and NAFTA Round 7 is going strong.

 

Renewables & Electricity. EPM Eólica will have a new wind farm in Nuevo León; and Skye and Delta Factor signed a collaboration agreement.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Energía Mayakan will build a pipeline connecting Yucatán with Mexico’s north; diesel imports dropped in January; and Pemex’s second open season was reduced.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH okayed Pemex’s farmout in Trión; and the IMP will give a hand to deepwater projects.

 

Money & Power. Donald Trump and Peña Nieto will not meet; the EU-MX FTA moved forward; and NAFTA’s seventh round will be tough.

 

Renewables & Electricity. EPM Eólica will have a new wind farm in Nuevo León; and Skye and Delta Factor signed a collaboration agreement.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Energía Mayakan will build a pipeline connecting Yucatán with Mexico’s north; diesel imports dropped in January; and Pemex’s second open season was reduced.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH okayed Pemex’s farmout in Trión; and the IMP will give a hand to deepwater projects.

 

Money & Power. Donald Trump and Peña Nieto will not meet; the EU-MX FTA moved forward; and NAFTA’s seventh round will be tough.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Acciona plans its biggest solar plant in Mexico; and CRE changed the industry electricity tariff methodology.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Total will have 100 gas stations in 2018; Mexico propelled US refined product exports; and Mexico will multiply its gasoline storage.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will look for partners to develop Round 2.4 contracts; rounds will bring US$153bn in investment; and Pemex will begin shale gas exploration.

 

Money & Power. Trudeau put his foot down on NAFTA; Banxico will push rates to 7.5%; and Mexico and the EU will finalize a trade agreement.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Acciona plans its biggest solar plant in Mexico; and CRE changed the industry electricity tariff methodology.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Total will have 100 gas stations in 2018; Mexico propelled US refined product exports; and Mexico will multiply its gasoline storage.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will look for partners to develop Round 2.4 contracts; rounds will bring US$153bn in investment; and Pemex will begin shale gas exploration.

 

Money & Power. Trudeau put his foot down on NAFTA; Banxico will push rates to 7.5%; and Mexico and the EU will finalize a trade agreement.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Baja California will connect to the main power system; Puebla and Querétaro will enjoy new solar plants; and CFE will issue the first Fibra E in February.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Refinery run rates hit rock bottom; regulations delay the Nueva Era pipeline; and Pemex’s BTX production fell and now facing shortages.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Shell and PC Carigali won Round 2.4; Round 3.2 will have fewer requirements; and a shale tender is due by the end of 2018.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s economy grew 2.1% in 2017; Fitch expects NAFTA to push the dollar up; and NAFTA negotiations may extend into 2019.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Baja California will connect to the main power system; Puebla and Querétaro will enjoy new solar plants; and CFE will issue the first Fibra E in February.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Refinery run rates hit rock bottom; regulations delay the Nueva Era pipeline; and Pemex’s BTX production fell and now facing shortages.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Shell and PC Carigali won Round 2.4; Round 3.2 will have fewer requirements; and a shale tender is due by the end of 2018.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s economy grew 2.1% in 2017; Fitch expects NAFTA to push the dollar up; and NAFTA negotiations may extend into 2019.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel began building the Salitrillos wind park; GE will update a power plant; and CELs will be out in February.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Drug cartels hamper refineries and pipelines and the CFE plans to clarify natural gas transportation prices.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Sener expects big things from Round 2.4; Round 3.2 will include 37 areas; and shale may be included in the next rounds.

 

Money & Power. Uncertainty surrounds NAFTA’s sixth round of negotiations; the IMF trusts Mexico; and inflation paced itself.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel began building the Salitrillos wind park; GE will update a power plant; and CELs will be out in February.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Drug cartels hamper refineries and pipelines and the CFE plans to clarify natural gas transportation prices.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Sener expects big things from Round 2.4; Round 3.2 will include 37 areas; and shale may be included in the next rounds.

 

Money & Power. Uncertainty surrounds NAFTA’s sixth round of negotiations; the IMF trusts Mexico; and inflation paced itself.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Matamoros and San Luis Potosí will bet on solar; Alpek offered to sell two co-generation plants; and Mexico said no to a hydroelectric plant in Oaxaca.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Four pipelines will supply cheaper gasoline; Total opened its first Mexican gas station; and Pemex supplemented stocks with US ethane.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Thirteen companies will compete in Round 3.1.

 

Money & Power. Trump said benefits from a new NAFTA deal could pay for the wall; Inegi predicts volatile inflation; and natural gas production fell by 13%.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Matamoros and San Luis Potosí will bet on solar; Alpek offered to sell two co-generation plants; and Mexico said no to a hydroelectric plant in Oaxaca.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Four pipelines will supply cheaper gasoline; Total opened its first Mexican gas station; and Pemex supplemented stocks with US ethane.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Thirteen companies will compete in Round 3.1.

 

Money & Power. Trump said benefits from a new NAFTA deal could pay for the wall; Inegi predicts volatile inflation; and natural gas production fell by 13%.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Yucatán will power up CFE with wind parks; Interpuerto Monterrey will develop cogeneration projects; and clean energies will get the most power investments.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex launched a pipeline open season; refineries will add capacity by 2026; and most gasoline will come from abroad.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Five companies will compete for Round 2.4.

 

Money & Power. Canada is certain Trump will abandon NAFTA; inflation is on a tear; and Osorio left the Interior Ministry.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Yucatán will power up CFE with wind parks; Interpuerto Monterrey will develop cogeneration projects; and clean energies will get the most power investments.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex launched a pipeline open season; refineries will add capacity by 2026; and most gasoline will come from abroad.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Five companies will compete for Round 2.4.

 

Money & Power. Canada is certain Trump will abandon NAFTA; inflation is on a tear; and Osorio left the Interior Ministry.

 

Renewables & Electricity. ATCO bought a hydroelectric plant in Veracruz; the third electricity auction had some drawbacks; and Tamaulipas bets on wind power.

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Gas Natural Fenosa will widen its grid in Campeche and Yucatán; and Los Ramones will have a natural gas-fired thermoelectric plant.

Oil & Gas Upstream. Denmark’s oil companies have Mexico in sight; Trafigura and CFE won oil and natural gas contracts; and Amexhi suggests speeding up rounds and farmouts.

Money & Power. NAFTA kept Trudeau and Mexico’s auto industry up at night; Banxico hopes for 3% inflation by the end of 2018; and 2018 brought higher fuel prices.

Renewables & Electricity. ATCO bought a hydroelectric plant in Veracruz; the third electricity auction had some drawbacks; and Tamaulipas bets on wind power.

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Gas Natural Fenosa will widen its grid in Campeche and Yucatán; and Los Ramones will have a natural gas-fired thermoelectric plant.

Oil & Gas Upstream. Denmark’s oil companies have Mexico in sight; Trafigura and CFE won oil and natural gas contracts; and Amexhi suggests speeding up rounds and farmouts.

Money & Power. NAFTA kept Trudeau and Mexico’s auto industry up at night; Banxico hopes for 3% inflation by the end of 2018; and 2018 brought higher fuel prices.

Renewables & Electricity. CFE Calificados will offer back up power supply and Nuevo León’s energy cluster is looking for finance to develop its power sector.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Jalisco will power 4,000 cars with natural gas; open seasons will be redefined; and the first LP gas storage cavern is operating.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Eni discovered more than expected in Área 1; the CNH approved changes in Pemex’s allocated areas; and Mexico canceled the Maximino-Nobilis auction and waits for a partner.

 

Money & Power. Canada’s ambassador to the US hopes NAFTA will be done by March; AMLO proposed new refineries; and green bonds skyrocketed in 2017.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE Calificados will offer back up power supply and Nuevo León’s energy cluster is looking for finance to develop its power sector.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Jalisco will power 4,000 cars with natural gas; open seasons will be redefined; and the first LP gas storage cavern is operating.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Eni discovered more than expected in Área 1; the CNH approved changes in Pemex’s allocated areas; and Mexico canceled the Maximino-Nobilis auction and waits for a partner.

 

Money & Power. Canada’s ambassador to the US hopes NAFTA will be done by March; AMLO proposed new refineries; and green bonds skyrocketed in 2017.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Cemex and Progreso will open solar farms; the Sener offered the Mexicali-Hermosillo line; and Acciona demands more control over CFE’s power auctions.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE said that gasoline prices will remain stable; Exxon was the first to import and sell gasoline; and gas station owners invest in storage terminals.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will offer 40 new farmouts and the SEMAR and the CNH signed an agreement to improve the security of hydrocarbon exploration and extraction.

 

Money & Power. The sixth NAFTA round will be key; Mexico cut expenses; and AMLO proposed amnesty for drug traffickers.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Cemex and Progreso will open solar farms; the Sener offered the Mexicali-Hermosillo line; and Acciona demands more control over CFE’s power auctions.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE said that gasoline prices will remain stable; Exxon was the first to import and sell gasoline; and gas station owners invest in storage terminals.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will offer 40 new farmouts and the SEMAR and the CNH signed an agreement to improve the security of hydrocarbon exploration and extraction.

 

Money & Power. The sixth NAFTA round will be key; Mexico cut expenses; and AMLO proposed amnesty for drug traffickers.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel will invest US$700m in four wind plants, Acciona won 52.4MW in the third power auction, and Power Group opened the La Bufa wind park.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. LP gas prices skyrocketed and Mexico’s fuel production increased in October.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH expanded the period to bet on Nobilis and Diavaz started drilling Mexico’s first private onshore well.

 

Money & Power. Meade wants to be President; inflation reached 6.59%; and Díaz de León was named Banxico’s governor.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel will invest US$700m in four wind plants, Acciona won 52.4MW in the third power auction, and Power Group opened the La Bufa wind park.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. LP gas prices skyrocketed and Mexico’s fuel production increased in October.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH expanded the period to bet on Nobilis and Diavaz started drilling Mexico’s first private onshore well.

 

Money & Power. Meade wants to be President; inflation reached 6.59%; and Díaz de León was named Banxico’s governor.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The biggest transmission project was delayed; Acciona will bring solar energy to rural areas; and Guatemala suggested creating a shared Electricity Market.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex Logística will offer two pipeline open seasons in January 2018; gasoline prices across Mexico will be free by November 30; and Pemex will use private companies’ pipelines.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. CNH confirmed that Round 3.2 will be licenses and the Finance Ministry established values for deep water blocks.

 

Money & Power. The fifth round of NAFTA talks ended with no big agreements; the USTR updated its negotiating goals; and the minimum wage was raised.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The biggest transmission project was delayed; Acciona will bring solar energy to rural areas; and Guatemala suggested creating a shared Electricity Market.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex Logística will offer two pipeline open seasons in January 2018; gasoline prices across Mexico will be free by November 30; and Pemex will use private companies’ pipelines.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. CNH confirmed that Round 3.2 will be licenses and the Finance Ministry established values for deep water blocks.

 

Money & Power. The fifth round of NAFTA talks ended with no big agreements; the USTR updated its negotiating goals; and the minimum wage was raised.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel bid big in Mexico’s third power auction and Galt Energy offers financing for affordable solar energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFEnergía, Emerging America, and The Abraaj Group signed a gas supply deal; Cofece approved IEnova’s share in Los Ramones; and Repsol plans to open 1,200 gas stations.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex issued pounds of debt and the CRE thinks the energy reform will create 500,000 new jobs.

 

Money & Power. The fifth NAFTA round started amidst tensions; industrial production slowed; and the IMF urged Mexico to control corruption.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel bid big in Mexico’s third power auction and Galt Energy offers financing for affordable solar energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFEnergía, Emerging America, and The Abraaj Group signed a gas supply deal; Cofece approved IEnova’s share in Los Ramones; and Repsol plans to open 1,200 gas stations.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex issued pounds of debt and the CRE thinks the energy reform will create 500,000 new jobs.

 

Money & Power. The fifth NAFTA round started amidst tensions; industrial production slowed; and the IMF urged Mexico to control corruption.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Oxxo will be powered by wind; companies will invest in Jalisco’s wind and solar energy; and energy infrastructure for ports will be studied and improved.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. AHMSA will invest in a new natural gas power plant; NSF bets on Tamaulipas refineries; Pemex paid more for imported gasoline than the cost of refining.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex considers a farmout for its new onshore discovery; farmout rules were postponed; and 25 companies will fight for Round 2.4.

 

Money & Power. The next NAFTA round will start earlier; future oil rounds may be affected by uncertainty over NAFTA; and BP helped Mexico with its oil hedges.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Oxxo will be powered by wind; companies will invest in Jalisco’s wind and solar energy; and energy infrastructure for ports will be studied and improved.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. AHMSA will invest in a new natural gas power plant; NSF bets on Tamaulipas refineries; Pemex paid more for imported gasoline than the cost of refining.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex considers a farmout for its new onshore discovery; farmout rules were postponed; and 25 companies will fight for Round 2.4.

 

Money & Power. The next NAFTA round will start earlier; future oil rounds may be affected by uncertainty over NAFTA; and BP helped Mexico with its oil hedges.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Electricity tariffs are up again and the CFE had nine strong months.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE is planning two pipeline open seasons before New Year’s Eve; Transcanada’s underwater pipeline was stopped; and GNF reached 100,000 clients in Coahuila.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Hokchi finished drilling a well from Round 1.2; methane releases should be regulated; and fields from Round 1 will start extraction by 2019.

 

Money & Power. Mexico spent more on oil hedges; Fitch warns about impact of NAFTA withdrawal on Mexico; and new information regarding Pemex’s payments to Odebrecht.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Electricity tariffs are up again and the CFE had nine strong months.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE is planning two pipeline open seasons before New Year’s Eve; Transcanada’s underwater pipeline was stopped; and GNF reached 100,000 clients in Coahuila.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Hokchi finished drilling a well from Round 1.2; methane releases should be regulated; and fields from Round 1 will start extraction by 2019.

 

Money & Power. Mexico spent more on oil hedges; Fitch warns about impact of NAFTA withdrawal on Mexico; and new information regarding Pemex’s payments to Odebrecht.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Acciona will invest in transmission grid; Tamaulipas will attract 23 more wind projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico can help shale gas skip the Panama Canal; the House of Representatives discussed IEPS taxes; and gas stations will compete with services.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH offered an extension for Round 2.4; a third tender will be realized before the 2018 elections; and Pemex will make farmouts more desirable.

 

Money & Power. Time to prep plan B for NAFTA; Moody’s maintained Pemex’s negative outlook; and Banxico gave the peso a hand.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Acciona will invest in transmission grid; Tamaulipas will attract 23 more wind projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico can help shale gas skip the Panama Canal; the House of Representatives discussed IEPS taxes; and gas stations will compete with services.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH offered an extension for Round 2.4; a third tender will be realized before the 2018 elections; and Pemex will make farmouts more desirable.

 

Money & Power. Time to prep plan B for NAFTA; Moody’s maintained Pemex’s negative outlook; and Banxico gave the peso a hand.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Yucatán will power cinemas with clean energy; El Cortijo wind farm will be working by the end of 2018; and Tamaulipas builders expect more wind farms.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Ethanol content complicates gasoline imports; Total entered Mexico’s retail petroleum market; and Gulf will invest US$611m in gas stations and storage facilities.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will auction 15 more farmouts; Pemex continues repairs at Salina Cruz; and the presidential election schedule will not affect tenders.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA negotiations will extend into 2018; the WB, the IMF, and Fitch raised Mexico’s economic growth forecast; and Mexico’s GDP may be shaken by earthquakes.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Yucatán will power cinemas with clean energy; El Cortijo wind farm will be working by the end of 2018; and Tamaulipas builders expect more wind farms.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Ethanol content complicates gasoline imports; Total entered Mexico’s retail petroleum market; and Gulf will invest US$611m in gas stations and storage facilities.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will auction 15 more farmouts; Pemex continues repairs at Salina Cruz; and the presidential election schedule will not affect tenders.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA negotiations will extend into 2018; the WB, the IMF, and Fitch raised Mexico’s economic growth forecast; and Mexico’s GDP may be shaken by earthquakes.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CFE will help reconnect Puerto Rico; solar energy could be expensive in the coming auctions; and Enel sold down its wind farms.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas considers a natural gas hub; IEnova acquired 50% of Los Ramones II Norte pipeline; and the CNH needs a good hydrocarbon salesman.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Ayin-Batsil will be relaunched in 2018.

 

Money & Power. The fourth round of NAFTA renegotiations started with tensions over Trump’s threats; Mexico will receive catastrophe funds; and the IMF raised Mexico’s growth forecast.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CFE will help reconnect Puerto Rico; solar energy could be expensive in the coming auctions; and Enel sold down its wind farms.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas considers a natural gas hub; IEnova acquired 50% of Los Ramones II Norte pipeline; and the CNH needs a good hydrocarbon salesman.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Ayin-Batsil will be relaunched in 2018.

 

Money & Power. The fourth round of NAFTA renegotiations started with tensions over Trump’s threats; Mexico will receive catastrophe funds; and the IMF raised Mexico’s growth forecast.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola will compete in the third electricity auction with wind and solar projects; earthquakes shook US$31m out of wind farms; and Vestas will supply Salitrillos’ turbines.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex’s refining and production will be up and running in October, and IEPS recovered.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Dea Deutsche Erdoel and Cheiron won Pemex’s farmouts; debates surround CNH and CRE commissioner appointments; and Round 3 will attract US$3.8bn.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA negotiations may run into 2018; earthquake victims were offered a tax break; and Mexico’s businessmen would rather end NAFTA than get a bad deal.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola will compete in the third electricity auction with wind and solar projects; earthquakes shook US$31m out of wind farms; and Vestas will supply Salitrillos’ turbines.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex’s refining and production will be up and running in October, and IEPS recovered.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Dea Deutsche Erdoel and Cheiron won Pemex’s farmouts; debates surround CNH and CRE commissioner appointments; and Round 3 will attract US$3.8bn.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA negotiations may run into 2018; earthquake victims were offered a tax break; and Mexico’s businessmen would rather end NAFTA than get a bad deal.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The second earthquake shook up wind energy; Iberdrola will construct seven co-generation plants; and 19 power generators were left in the dark.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Salina Cruz will be open for business by the end of October; Nuevo León is interested in natural gas projects; and illegal taps are bursting out all over.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Farmouts and Round 2.4 will be competitive; Round 2.1 contracts signed; and the CNH approved Round 3.

 

Money & Power. Videgaray believes in “life after NAFTA”; the third round of NAFTA talks kicked off; and the CFE will lay off 9% of its workers.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The second earthquake shook up wind energy; Iberdrola will construct seven co-generation plants; and 19 power generators were left in the dark.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Salina Cruz will be open for business by the end of October; Nuevo León is interested in natural gas projects; and illegal taps are bursting out all over.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Farmouts and Round 2.4 will be competitive; Round 2.1 contracts signed; and the CNH approved Round 3.

 

Money & Power. Videgaray believes in “life after NAFTA”; the third round of NAFTA talks kicked off; and the CFE will lay off 9% of its workers.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CFE considers a new nuclear plant; Sener prepares first tender bases for transmission grids; and geothermal energy will broaden its horizons.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. BP started supplying natural gas in eight states and Yucatán has potential for natural gas investment.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex looks for a partner for Nobilis-Maximino.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA advanced in seven chapters; Pemex plans to eliminate 5,117 positions; and the earthquake shakes finances.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The CFE considers a new nuclear plant; Sener prepares first tender bases for transmission grids; and geothermal energy will broaden its horizons.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. BP started supplying natural gas in eight states and Yucatán has potential for natural gas investment.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex looks for a partner for Nobilis-Maximino.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA advanced in seven chapters; Pemex plans to eliminate 5,117 positions; and the earthquake shakes finances.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Oaxaca-Mexico City power line auction was postponed; the third electricity auction will receive better offers; and wind generation stopped in Oaxaca.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas will auction US cross-border pipeline capacity; Pemex is looking for a hydrogen supplier; and fuel supplies remained stable despite the earthquake.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Salina Cruz will be closed for a month and Mexico plans to expand its oil hedges.

 

Money & Power. The Finance Ministry worried about NAFTA; AMLO questioned the energy reform; and Mexico’s inflation reached its ceiling.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Oaxaca-Mexico City power line auction was postponed; the third electricity auction will receive better offers; and wind generation stopped in Oaxaca.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas will auction US cross-border pipeline capacity; Pemex is looking for a hydrogen supplier; and fuel supplies remained stable despite the earthquake.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Salina Cruz will be closed for a month and Mexico plans to expand its oil hedges.

 

Money & Power. The Finance Ministry worried about NAFTA; AMLO questioned the energy reform; and Mexico’s inflation reached its ceiling.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Électricité de France will install a 300MW wind park; CFEnergía and Iberdrola signed a US$4bn agreement; and the results of the third electricity auction will be announced November 22.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Harvey made evident Mexico’s reliance on US natural gas; Valero Energy plans a fuel storage plant in Nuevo León; and private gas stations took 23% of the market from Pemex.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH published the final list of farmout bidders and 2017 oil hedges cost MXN18.2bn.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and China strengthened their friendship through a deal; the second round of NAFTA negotiations ended; and the IFC will invest in Mexico.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Électricité de France will install a 300MW wind park; CFEnergía and Iberdrola signed a US$4bn agreement; and the results of the third electricity auction will be announced November 22.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Harvey made evident Mexico’s reliance on US natural gas; Valero Energy plans a fuel storage plant in Nuevo León; and private gas stations took 23% of the market from Pemex.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH published the final list of farmout bidders and 2017 oil hedges cost MXN18.2bn.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and China strengthened their friendship through a deal; the second round of NAFTA negotiations ended; and the IFC will invest in Mexico.

 

Renewables & Electricity.

CFE proposed Pidiregas financing for the Oaxaca-Mexico City line; Tamaulipas will have 10 new wind farms; and General Electric (GE) will develop five storage projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFEnergía will supply natural gas to ArcelorMittal; Ienova and Valero plan to invest in Mexico’s infrastructure; and Chevron will open 250 gas stations.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Fifteen companies will compete to partner with Pemex; Round 3.1 will include 35 contracts; and Pemex production fell in 2017.

 

Money & Power. Moody’s is concerned over Mexico’s 2018 election; Trudeau downplayed Trump’s threat over NAFTA; and Mexico’s central bank increased its growth forecast.

 

Renewables & Electricity.

CFE proposed Pidiregas financing for the Oaxaca-Mexico City line; Tamaulipas will have 10 new wind farms; and General Electric (GE) will develop five storage projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFEnergía will supply natural gas to ArcelorMittal; Ienova and Valero plan to invest in Mexico’s infrastructure; and Chevron will open 250 gas stations.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Fifteen companies will compete to partner with Pemex; Round 3.1 will include 35 contracts; and Pemex production fell in 2017.

 

Money & Power. Moody’s is concerned over Mexico’s 2018 election; Trudeau downplayed Trump’s threat over NAFTA; and Mexico’s central bank increased its growth forecast.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Soriana opened La Mesa wind park and Sener will upgrade the grid.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Gas Natural Fenosa starts building natural gas distribution in Campeche; Tamaulipas called for bids on two new liquids terminals; and the CRE published the first national natural gas price index.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH okayed three new farmouts; Round 2.5 will boost natural gas production; and BHP Billiton will fight for a slice of the Round 2.4 pie.

 

Money & Power. The end of NAFTA’s inaugural talks; Trump warned NAFTA could be terminated; and Pemex had rotten luck this week.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Soriana opened La Mesa wind park and Sener will upgrade the grid.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Gas Natural Fenosa starts building natural gas distribution in Campeche; Tamaulipas called for bids on two new liquids terminals; and the CRE published the first national natural gas price index.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH okayed three new farmouts; Round 2.5 will boost natural gas production; and BHP Billiton will fight for a slice of the Round 2.4 pie.

 

Money & Power. The end of NAFTA’s inaugural talks; Trump warned NAFTA could be terminated; and Pemex had rotten luck this week.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The first medium term power auction was announced; Acciona will construct the biggest wind farm in Mexico and Vestas will supply the turbines.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico is regulating natural gas storage; natural gas imports keep growing; and G500 opened its first gas station with its own brand.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex needs partners for exploration projects; the CNH will give Pemex more time to develop Round 0 allocations; and Vista Oil & Gas is set on Mexico’s shallow waters.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA negotiations opened with a harsh tone from the US; interest rate kept at 7%; and ex-Pemex chief Lozoya was accused of receiving Odebrecht’s bribe.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The first medium term power auction was announced; Acciona will construct the biggest wind farm in Mexico and Vestas will supply the turbines.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico is regulating natural gas storage; natural gas imports keep growing; and G500 opened its first gas station with its own brand.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex needs partners for exploration projects; the CNH will give Pemex more time to develop Round 0 allocations; and Vista Oil & Gas is set on Mexico’s shallow waters.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA negotiations opened with a harsh tone from the US; interest rate kept at 7%; and ex-Pemex chief Lozoya was accused of receiving Odebrecht’s bribe.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Macquarie opened Parque Solar Coahuila; CFE cut infrastructure investments; and Mexico’s development banks will finance renewable energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas expects a busy border pipeline auction; Grupo México believes in oil-by-rail; and Jalisco and Veracruz will invest in fuel storage.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. CNH authorized the migration of three allocations; Pemex started looking for an offshore infrastructure maintenance partner; and PEP will receive MXN249bn for exploration and production.

 

Money & Power. The North American energy industry met to discuss NAFTA; inflation is up again; and Fitch changed Mexico’s credit outlook to stable.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Macquarie opened Parque Solar Coahuila; CFE cut infrastructure investments; and Mexico’s development banks will finance renewable energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas expects a busy border pipeline auction; Grupo México believes in oil-by-rail; and Jalisco and Veracruz will invest in fuel storage.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. CNH authorized the migration of three allocations; Pemex started looking for an offshore infrastructure maintenance partner; and PEP will receive MXN249bn for exploration and production.

 

Money & Power. The North American energy industry met to discuss NAFTA; inflation is up again; and Fitch changed Mexico’s credit outlook to stable.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Autlán will develop a wind farm in Coahuila; Laguna Verde may be expanded; and the CFE has not advanced its projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas will hold three tenders by December; the Guaymas-El Oro pipeline was put on hold; and diesel imports are going private.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH will not make public the companies’ bets on Pemex’s farmouts and the CRE and the CNH lost their legal protection against writs of amparo.

 

Money & Power. The NAFTA battle could affect relations between Mexico and Canada; Pemex had a good semester; and Mexico cut expenses.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Autlán will develop a wind farm in Coahuila; Laguna Verde may be expanded; and the CFE has not advanced its projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas will hold three tenders by December; the Guaymas-El Oro pipeline was put on hold; and diesel imports are going private.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH will not make public the companies’ bets on Pemex’s farmouts and the CRE and the CNH lost their legal protection against writs of amparo.

 

Money & Power. The NAFTA battle could affect relations between Mexico and Canada; Pemex had a good semester; and Mexico cut expenses.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Power sales increased in eight states and Acciona’s infrastructure division named a new director.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas will repeat the border pipelines open season; Pemex’s pipelines in northeastern states will be auctioned in 2017; and Mexico imported 81% of the natural gas it consumed.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.4 will include 30 offshore blocks, but shale is out, and a vast hydrocarbons reserve may have been found.

 

Money & Power. Inflation stabilized; Baker McKenzie analyzed USTR’s NAFTA renegotiation objectives; and Fitch could improve Mexico’s sovereign rating.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Power sales increased in eight states and Acciona’s infrastructure division named a new director.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas will repeat the border pipelines open season; Pemex’s pipelines in northeastern states will be auctioned in 2017; and Mexico imported 81% of the natural gas it consumed.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.4 will include 30 offshore blocks, but shale is out, and a vast hydrocarbons reserve may have been found.

 

Money & Power. Inflation stabilized; Baker McKenzie analyzed USTR’s NAFTA renegotiation objectives; and Fitch could improve Mexico’s sovereign rating.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Vestas will open a wind park in Reynosa and FIDE backed renewable projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex and Tesoro will share pipelines; Gas Natural will develop a supply network; and BP opened a fourth gas station.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.4 was postponed for a month; the Renaissance Oil contract was put on hold; and Round 1.3 oil production goes slow.

 

Money & Power. S&P issued an improved outlook for Mexico’s credit rating; the U.S. NAFTA renegotiation objectives are out; and Moody’s maintained Pemex’s Baa3 rating.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Vestas will open a wind park in Reynosa and FIDE backed renewable projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex and Tesoro will share pipelines; Gas Natural will develop a supply network; and BP opened a fourth gas station.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.4 was postponed for a month; the Renaissance Oil contract was put on hold; and Round 1.3 oil production goes slow.

 

Money & Power. S&P issued an improved outlook for Mexico’s credit rating; the U.S. NAFTA renegotiation objectives are out; and Moody’s maintained Pemex’s Baa3 rating.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Acciona will light up Sonora and Tamaulipas and Thermion will invest in wind and solar projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFE’s pipeline auction was voided; Fenosa begins natural gas distribution in Sinaloa; and Baja California’s fuel will be transported by train.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Sun God Energía de México and Jaguar won Round 2.2; Round 2.3 was a big hit; and Pemex is seeking new farmouts.

 

Money & Power. Inflation is up again; Mexican and US energy ministers met; and Pemex increased union salaries.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Acciona will light up Sonora and Tamaulipas and Thermion will invest in wind and solar projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFE’s pipeline auction was voided; Fenosa begins natural gas distribution in Sinaloa; and Baja California’s fuel will be transported by train.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Sun God Energía de México and Jaguar won Round 2.2; Round 2.3 was a big hit; and Pemex is seeking new farmouts.

 

Money & Power. Inflation is up again; Mexican and US energy ministers met; and Pemex increased union salaries.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Baja California will connect with the national grid; Coahuila and Nuevo León will develop 28 projects; and Tamaulipas can count on 33 investment projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The US approved three US-Mexico pipelines; natural gas prices could increase by 30%; and Canada invests in Mexico’s pipelines.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Mexico’s government will offer legal clarity on fields and Pemex drilled without permission.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA could have a referee; Banxico’s surplus will help with Mexico’s debt; and the 7% interest rate could be maintained until 2018.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Baja California will connect with the national grid; Coahuila and Nuevo León will develop 28 projects; and Tamaulipas can count on 33 investment projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The US approved three US-Mexico pipelines; natural gas prices could increase by 30%; and Canada invests in Mexico’s pipelines.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Mexico’s government will offer legal clarity on fields and Pemex drilled without permission.

 

Money & Power. NAFTA could have a referee; Banxico’s surplus will help with Mexico’s debt; and the 7% interest rate could be maintained until 2018.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Oaxaca will receive US$5bn for wind projects; Coahuila will build a wind farm; and Laguna Verde may be expanded.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pipeline construction delays can affect gas supply and BP opened a new gas station.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Twenty-eight companies will compete in Rounds 2.2 and 2.3; the CNH approved two more Round 1.3 fields; and Zoque communities turned back Sener.

 

Money & Power. Perry says NAFTA renegotiation will include energy; inflation skyrocketed; and the CFE placed a US$750m bond in Taiwan.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Oaxaca will receive US$5bn for wind projects; Coahuila will build a wind farm; and Laguna Verde may be expanded.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pipeline construction delays can affect gas supply and BP opened a new gas station.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Twenty-eight companies will compete in Rounds 2.2 and 2.3; the CNH approved two more Round 1.3 fields; and Zoque communities turned back Sener.

 

Money & Power. Perry says NAFTA renegotiation will include energy; inflation skyrocketed; and the CFE placed a US$750m bond in Taiwan.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Algae will power up Tabasco; Iberdrola will bet on the Oaxaca-Mexico City line; and the Nuevo León energy cluster will back energy suppliers.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Natural gas prices were freed in the north; gasoline will contain more ethanol; and Mexico’s natural gas production keeps falling behind demand.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Eni won the Round 2.1 battle; the jet fuel storage market is open for private companies; and the Salina Cruz fire affected propylene production.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s government allegedly used spyware on journalists; Fibra E can help the federal government; and North American agriculture ministers start the NAFTA renegotiation.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Algae will power up Tabasco; Iberdrola will bet on the Oaxaca-Mexico City line; and the Nuevo León energy cluster will back energy suppliers.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Natural gas prices were freed in the north; gasoline will contain more ethanol; and Mexico’s natural gas production keeps falling behind demand.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Eni won the Round 2.1 battle; the jet fuel storage market is open for private companies; and the Salina Cruz fire affected propylene production.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s government allegedly used spyware on journalists; Fibra E can help the federal government; and North American agriculture ministers start the NAFTA renegotiation.

 

Renewables & Electricity. GE is interested in the Oaxaca-Mexico City line; Siemens will modernize Pemex and CFE; and Mexico will increase its clean energy capacity by 165%.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFE prepares fuel storage; Repsol considers going into Mexico’s gas station market; and Querétaro should focus on natural gas distribution.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The shale tender will be announced in July; Pemex multiplied its alliances for Round 2.1; and Mexico is studying this year’s oil hedge.

 

Money & Power. Inflation ratcheted up; Germany supported Mexico on NAFTA; and Pemex was fined by Mexico’s antitrust authority.

 

Renewables & Electricity. GE is interested in the Oaxaca-Mexico City line; Siemens will modernize Pemex and CFE; and Mexico will increase its clean energy capacity by 165%.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. CFE prepares fuel storage; Repsol considers going into Mexico’s gas station market; and Querétaro should focus on natural gas distribution.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The shale tender will be announced in July; Pemex multiplied its alliances for Round 2.1; and Mexico is studying this year’s oil hedge.

 

Money & Power. Inflation ratcheted up; Germany supported Mexico on NAFTA; and Pemex was fined by Mexico’s antitrust authority.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE progressed on 80% of its projects, but postponed the biggest transmission grid; and Durango will host Eosol’s solar farm.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Banxico disappointed with the LP gas liberalization; natural gas imports spiked; and Engie will widen the Mayakan pipeline.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Sierra O&G and China Offshore Oil Corporation are interested in Pemex’s farm-outs; Pemex decreased exploratory drilling; and Engie and VPM partnered up to produce natural gas.

 

Money & Power. The OECD reduced Mexico’s GDP forecast; elections hit the gas on NAFTA renegotiation; and the World Bank sees an end to Latin America’s recession.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE progressed on 80% of its projects, but postponed the biggest transmission grid; and Durango will host Eosol’s solar farm.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Banxico disappointed with the LP gas liberalization; natural gas imports spiked; and Engie will widen the Mayakan pipeline.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Sierra O&G and China Offshore Oil Corporation are interested in Pemex’s farm-outs; Pemex decreased exploratory drilling; and Engie and VPM partnered up to produce natural gas.

 

Money & Power. The OECD reduced Mexico’s GDP forecast; elections hit the gas on NAFTA renegotiation; and the World Bank sees an end to Latin America’s recession.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Tamaulipas will attract US$1bn in wind energy project investments and 150 Mexico City homes will be powered with vegetable waste.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Eight companies will compete for Pemex’s pipelines; LP gas prices keep rising; and Pemex’s ethylene and propylene production fell in April.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.1 will have 26 bidders; the CNH approved license contracts for Round 2.4; and the first bill for fuel produced by a private company was issued.

 

Money & Power. The NAFTA renegotiation may include the energy sector; Banxico increased its GDP outlook; and the IDB believes in Mexico’s economy.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Tamaulipas will attract US$1bn in wind energy project investments and 150 Mexico City homes will be powered with vegetable waste.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Eight companies will compete for Pemex’s pipelines; LP gas prices keep rising; and Pemex’s ethylene and propylene production fell in April.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.1 will have 26 bidders; the CNH approved license contracts for Round 2.4; and the first bill for fuel produced by a private company was issued.

 

Money & Power. The NAFTA renegotiation may include the energy sector; Banxico increased its GDP outlook; and the IDB believes in Mexico’s economy.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Sener will light up low-income communities with solar panels and the CFE promotes 16 new natural gas pipelines to generate power.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The open season for the second region is postponed; TransCanada started the Texas-Tuxpan pipeline; and Gas Natural Fenosa will deliver natural gas in Tabasco.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The next Rounds will contain more areas; the Zoque community fights Round 2.2 in Chiapas; and Talos drills Zama-1.

 

Money & Power. The Finance Ministry forecasts 2.5% economic growth; the OPEC cutback extension is a reality; and the IMF has confidence in Mexico.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The Sener will light up low-income communities with solar panels and the CFE promotes 16 new natural gas pipelines to generate power.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The open season for the second region is postponed; TransCanada started the Texas-Tuxpan pipeline; and Gas Natural Fenosa will deliver natural gas in Tabasco.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The next Rounds will contain more areas; the Zoque community fights Round 2.2 in Chiapas; and Talos drills Zama-1.

 

Money & Power. The Finance Ministry forecasts 2.5% economic growth; the OPEC cutback extension is a reality; and the IMF has confidence in Mexico.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The first two phases of Tres Mesas open; Mitsubishi will soon start construction of the Eólica del Sur; and Siemens will bet more on local suppliers.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pipelines are tempting for investors and the Altamira refinery is looking for partners.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Most of Pemex’s drilling equipment is on vacation and the CNH extended the Round 2.1 deadline.

 

Money & Power. Moody’s rating is unfazed by the 2018 election; Fibra E is an almost certain move during 2017; and Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to keep the lid on oil production.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The first two phases of Tres Mesas open; Mitsubishi will soon start construction of the Eólica del Sur; and Siemens will bet more on local suppliers.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pipelines are tempting for investors and the Altamira refinery is looking for partners.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Most of Pemex’s drilling equipment is on vacation and the CNH extended the Round 2.1 deadline.

 

Money & Power. Moody’s rating is unfazed by the 2018 election; Fibra E is an almost certain move during 2017; and Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to keep the lid on oil production.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Ten companies want a piece of the third electricity auction and BMW will build a solar project in Mexico.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex got 59% of capacity auctioned in the Cenagas open season; Oxxo Gas demands CRE speed up title-holder changes; and CRE will use the design for the first open season in the coming auctions.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will develop all its assigned fields and Ecopetrol plans to compete in the next Round.

 

Money & Power. Inflation skyrocketed; forex hedges reviewed; and the US Chamber of Commerce defended NAFTA.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Ten companies want a piece of the third electricity auction and BMW will build a solar project in Mexico.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex got 59% of capacity auctioned in the Cenagas open season; Oxxo Gas demands CRE speed up title-holder changes; and CRE will use the design for the first open season in the coming auctions.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will develop all its assigned fields and Ecopetrol plans to compete in the next Round.

 

Money & Power. Inflation skyrocketed; forex hedges reviewed; and the US Chamber of Commerce defended NAFTA.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Sener published the third long-term electricity auction and the industrial sector enjoys more favorable power tariffs in May.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex and congressmen fret over illegal taps; Tesoro won the open season for Pemex pipelines; and Cydsa will build an underground LP gas storage facility.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH approved onshore fields for farm-outs; Ek and Balam contracts were migrated; and an OPEC production cut is almost certain.

 

Money & Power. Moody’s maintains Mexico’s sovereign rating; Banxico will raise rates again by 50 points during 2017; and CFE increased salaries by 3.10%.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Sener published the third long-term electricity auction and the industrial sector enjoys more favorable power tariffs in May.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex and congressmen fret over illegal taps; Tesoro won the open season for Pemex pipelines; and Cydsa will build an underground LP gas storage facility.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH approved onshore fields for farm-outs; Ek and Balam contracts were migrated; and an OPEC production cut is almost certain.

 

Money & Power. Moody’s maintains Mexico’s sovereign rating; Banxico will raise rates again by 50 points during 2017; and CFE increased salaries by 3.10%.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Hydroelectric and geothermal projects will be the focus of the third auction; Mexico will develop its grid; and growth of solar installations may face technical limitations.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The first pipeline open season was postponed; the second, paused; and Mexico’s oil is not going to the US.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The second farm-out is on the way; Pemex bought oil output hedges; and OPEC’s extension of oil cuts is almost certain.

 

Money & Power. Inflation peaked; Mexico’s peso could strengthen further; and Mexico’s falling production may push it out of the global ranking.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Hydroelectric and geothermal projects will be the focus of the third auction; Mexico will develop its grid; and growth of solar installations may face technical limitations.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The first pipeline open season was postponed; the second, paused; and Mexico’s oil is not going to the US.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The second farm-out is on the way; Pemex bought oil output hedges; and OPEC’s extension of oil cuts is almost certain.

 

Money & Power. Inflation peaked; Mexico’s peso could strengthen further; and Mexico’s falling production may push it out of the global ranking.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola starts construction of the El Carmen plant and sales of green vehicles skyrocketed.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Sener okayed 688 gasoline import permits; Special Economic Areas are home to pipelines; and Pemex is selling gas stations.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Shale environmental rules were established and the CNH authorized two mature oil fields.

 

Money & Power. IMF believes in Mexico; Trump menaces NAFTA; and OPEC looks to stabilize the oil market.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Iberdrola starts construction of the El Carmen plant and sales of green vehicles skyrocketed.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Sener okayed 688 gasoline import permits; Special Economic Areas are home to pipelines; and Pemex is selling gas stations.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Shale environmental rules were established and the CNH authorized two mature oil fields.

 

Money & Power. IMF believes in Mexico; Trump menaces NAFTA; and OPEC looks to stabilize the oil market.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Five companies are ready to compete in the third electricity auction; Engie invests US$2.3bn in Mexico; and CFE’s finances are in trouble.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE is worried about LP gas prices and refineries processed less crude.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Oil fields are wanted and needed; Hokchi Energy will produce more from its shallow waters; and the CNH approved six new fields.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s long-term debt was reduced; Banxico will take more moderate measures; and the 2018 election race is on.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Five companies are ready to compete in the third electricity auction; Engie invests US$2.3bn in Mexico; and CFE’s finances are in trouble.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE is worried about LP gas prices and refineries processed less crude.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Oil fields are wanted and needed; Hokchi Energy will produce more from its shallow waters; and the CNH approved six new fields.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s long-term debt was reduced; Banxico will take more moderate measures; and the 2018 election race is on.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CELs will double in two years; Enel will start the construction of a solar farm in Coahuila, and Iberdrola, in Sonora

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Hydrocarbons reserves dropped; CRE approved a natural gas price increase for suppliers and announced 10 private companies can import gasoline

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Sener recommends consulting indigenous communities; Pemex will partner up at refineries’ hydrogen plants; and Pemex will follow up on the Yucatán pipeline project.

 

Money &Power. Banxico increased rates; Mexico has the European Union in sight; and Kelly, Tillerson, and Videgaray will meet.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CELs will double in two years; Enel will start the construction of a solar farm in Coahuila, and Iberdrola, in Sonora

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Hydrocarbons reserves dropped; CRE approved a natural gas price increase for suppliers and announced 10 private companies can import gasoline

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Sener recommends consulting indigenous communities; Pemex will partner up at refineries’ hydrogen plants; and Pemex will follow up on the Yucatán pipeline project.

 

Money &Power. Banxico increased rates; Mexico has the European Union in sight; and Kelly, Tillerson, and Videgaray will meet.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The third electricity auction is ready; Iberdrola will supply power to Grupo Modelo; and IEnova, to Deacero.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Actis will finance natural gas combined-cycle plants; private natural gas production stepped up.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Private oil production fell; Eni’s bet pays off in Amoca-2, but Mexico’s government will get 83.7% of its profit.

 

Money & Power. S&P advises Mexico to invest in infrastructure; inflation will remain high; and CFE cuts capital investments.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The third electricity auction is ready; Iberdrola will supply power to Grupo Modelo; and IEnova, to Deacero.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Actis will finance natural gas combined-cycle plants; private natural gas production stepped up.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Private oil production fell; Eni’s bet pays off in Amoca-2, but Mexico’s government will get 83.7% of its profit.

 

Money & Power. S&P advises Mexico to invest in infrastructure; inflation will remain high; and CFE cuts capital investments.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE’s subsidiaries bet big in the electricity market; Canada may advise Nuevo León on renewable energy; and Yucatán and Tamaulipas develop wind energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex and CFE account for 75% of all natural gas demand; LP gas liberalization will hit prices; and Yucatán will have a fuel corridor in 2017.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Rounds 2.2 and 2.3 are rich in natural gas, but current gas production dropped.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s debt is expected to decrease; tensions rise regarding NAFTA renegotiations; and the oil expropriation anniversary fuels protests.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE’s subsidiaries bet big in the electricity market; Canada may advise Nuevo León on renewable energy; and Yucatán and Tamaulipas develop wind energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex and CFE account for 75% of all natural gas demand; LP gas liberalization will hit prices; and Yucatán will have a fuel corridor in 2017.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Rounds 2.2 and 2.3 are rich in natural gas, but current gas production dropped.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s debt is expected to decrease; tensions rise regarding NAFTA renegotiations; and the oil expropriation anniversary fuels protests.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Semarnat ponders Yucatán’s wind farm and Nuevo León energy cluster suffers from high electricity tariffs.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Demand exceeded supply in the gas pipeline capacity auction; CFE will offer storage capacity; and Glencore goes into the fuel retail business.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. 15 more Rounds could be needed and Trion’s production may use the Great White field’s pipeline into the US.

 

Money & Power. CFE bets Fibra E will draw MXN10bn and Mexican and US trade officials met; and the Pacific Alliance backs Mexico.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Semarnat ponders Yucatán’s wind farm and Nuevo León energy cluster suffers from high electricity tariffs.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Demand exceeded supply in the gas pipeline capacity auction; CFE will offer storage capacity; and Glencore goes into the fuel retail business.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. 15 more Rounds could be needed and Trion’s production may use the Great White field’s pipeline into the US.

 

Money & Power. CFE bets Fibra E will draw MXN10bn and Mexican and US trade officials met; and the Pacific Alliance backs Mexico.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Acciona will build a new wind plant in Tamaulipas; Iberdrola got permission to construct a solar farm in Puebla; and GE wants to invest in electrical projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. US natural gas imports into Mexico will climb by 25% and the first ethanol gas station in Tabasco is ready to go.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex and BHP Billiton signed the Trion farm out contract; the CNH approved the Ayín-Batsil; and Sener announced three more tenders.

 

Money & Power. Fitch may lower Mexico’s sovereign rating; the hedge auctions were a total success; and Profeco fined 128 LP gas suppliers.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Acciona will build a new wind plant in Tamaulipas; Iberdrola got permission to construct a solar farm in Puebla; and GE wants to invest in electrical projects.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. US natural gas imports into Mexico will climb by 25% and the first ethanol gas station in Tabasco is ready to go.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex and BHP Billiton signed the Trion farm out contract; the CNH approved the Ayín-Batsil; and Sener announced three more tenders.

 

Money & Power. Fitch may lower Mexico’s sovereign rating; the hedge auctions were a total success; and Profeco fined 128 LP gas suppliers.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Wind energy will get US$12bn and grow 170% and the Electric Power Capacity Balancing Market is operating.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pres. Peña Nieto opens the Ternium natural-gas fired plant and Pemex allied with Air Liquide at the Tula refinery.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Crude production dropped; 23 big oil giants are interested in Round 2.1; and Mexico may build a refinery with private financing.

 

Money & Power. Banxico lowers Mexico’s growth forecast; NAFTA might now include energy; and remittances and exports grew.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Wind energy will get US$12bn and grow 170% and the Electric Power Capacity Balancing Market is operating.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pres. Peña Nieto opens the Ternium natural-gas fired plant and Pemex allied with Air Liquide at the Tula refinery.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Crude production dropped; 23 big oil giants are interested in Round 2.1; and Mexico may build a refinery with private financing.

 

Money & Power. Banxico lowers Mexico’s growth forecast; NAFTA might now include energy; and remittances and exports grew.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Grupo México is interested in three solar plants.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas disclosed the three winners of the pipeline capacity auction; ONEXPO wishes for better fuel logistics; and Mexico’s dependency on US natural gas will grow.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH denied Renaissance Oil’s request for a work stoppage; Chiapas indigenous communities are discussing the development of two onshore fields; and the ASF found anomalies in Round 1.

 

Money & Power. Carstens postpones his departure until November; NAFTA’s renegotiation is scheduled for June; and Mexico and Canada’s representatives met to discuss migration.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Grupo México is interested in three solar plants.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas disclosed the three winners of the pipeline capacity auction; ONEXPO wishes for better fuel logistics; and Mexico’s dependency on US natural gas will grow.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH denied Renaissance Oil’s request for a work stoppage; Chiapas indigenous communities are discussing the development of two onshore fields; and the ASF found anomalies in Round 1.

 

Money & Power. Carstens postpones his departure until November; NAFTA’s renegotiation is scheduled for June; and Mexico and Canada’s representatives met to discuss migration.

 

Renewables & Electricity. ENGIE and Enlight will install solar panels in 40,000 homes; the MEM is full speed ahead; and the Cenace announced the date for the third auction.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. ATCO stopped the Tula natural gas pipeline and gasoline prices went down.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Alfa abandons the energy sector; Sagarpa invested in biofuels; and non-OPEC members comply with 40% of their cutback pledges.

 

Money & Power. Tillerson and Kelly will come to Mexico and expensive financing hinders the reform.

 

Renewables & Electricity. ENGIE and Enlight will install solar panels in 40,000 homes; the MEM is full speed ahead; and the Cenace announced the date for the third auction.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. ATCO stopped the Tula natural gas pipeline and gasoline prices went down.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Alfa abandons the energy sector; Sagarpa invested in biofuels; and non-OPEC members comply with 40% of their cutback pledges.

 

Money & Power. Tillerson and Kelly will come to Mexico and expensive financing hinders the reform.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE will invest MXN250bn in five years; ACCIONA and Tuto Energy’s Sonora solar project got bigger; and Iberdrola is now selling power to the MEM.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE postponed the pipeline opening; 40% of Mexico’s pipelines are irregular; and CFE and GNF can look for new natural gas suppliers.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex projects seven new farm-outs and will invest US$2.46bn in Ku Maloob Zap.

 

Money & Power. Mexico works on the NAFTA renegotiation; Moody’s worried over Mexico’s deficit; and the Federal Reserve and Banxico diverge on rates.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE will invest MXN250bn in five years; ACCIONA and Tuto Energy’s Sonora solar project got bigger; and Iberdrola is now selling power to the MEM.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The CRE postponed the pipeline opening; 40% of Mexico’s pipelines are irregular; and CFE and GNF can look for new natural gas suppliers.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex projects seven new farm-outs and will invest US$2.46bn in Ku Maloob Zap.

 

Money & Power. Mexico works on the NAFTA renegotiation; Moody’s worried over Mexico’s deficit; and the Federal Reserve and Banxico diverge on rates.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE invests US$17m in the Yucatán peninsula; Nuevo León will get US$1.3bn for its energy sector; and the solar energy market will grow 150%.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Capacity opened to bring gas from the US; the biggest natural gas compressor is ready; and Yucatán will get a new natural gas plant.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. 3P reserves plummeted 30% in 2016 and tenders in the next rounds will produce a total of 50 contracts.

 

Money & Power. Inflation will reach 5.25% by the end of 2017; Profeco watches LP gas suppliers; and the INAI asked Pemex to explain its contract with the OECD.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE invests US$17m in the Yucatán peninsula; Nuevo León will get US$1.3bn for its energy sector; and the solar energy market will grow 150%.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Capacity opened to bring gas from the US; the biggest natural gas compressor is ready; and Yucatán will get a new natural gas plant.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. 3P reserves plummeted 30% in 2016 and tenders in the next rounds will produce a total of 50 contracts.

 

Money & Power. Inflation will reach 5.25% by the end of 2017; Profeco watches LP gas suppliers; and the INAI asked Pemex to explain its contract with the OECD.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Virtual CELs may save the day; wind energy will increase 350% by 2030; and an electrical highway will carry power from Oaxaca to Mexico City.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas offers two pipeline sections; natural gas and LP gas prices rose; and CRE approved the transfer of natural gas contracts.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Thirteen companies pre-qualified for Round 2.1 and the migration of new contracts was postponed.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and the US will renegotiate NAFTA; inflation jumped to 4.78%; and IEPS tax collections will amount to MXN870bn in two years.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Virtual CELs may save the day; wind energy will increase 350% by 2030; and an electrical highway will carry power from Oaxaca to Mexico City.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cenagas offers two pipeline sections; natural gas and LP gas prices rose; and CRE approved the transfer of natural gas contracts.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Thirteen companies pre-qualified for Round 2.1 and the migration of new contracts was postponed.

 

Money & Power. Mexico and the US will renegotiate NAFTA; inflation jumped to 4.78%; and IEPS tax collections will amount to MXN870bn in two years.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The commercial sector goes after solar panels; solar energy will attract MXN200bn; and CFE published its 2017 transmission rates.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Natural gas prices will rise 40%; US diesel on rails; and IEnova will invest US$800m in eight projects.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Drilling fell 60%; production was cut at Round 1.3 fields; and a power outage stopped the Tula refinery.

 

Money & Power. The IMF reduced Mexico’s economic growth outlook; Pemex is thinking about selling its fertilizer unit; and Profeco denies a general price rise.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The commercial sector goes after solar panels; solar energy will attract MXN200bn; and CFE published its 2017 transmission rates.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Natural gas prices will rise 40%; US diesel on rails; and IEnova will invest US$800m in eight projects.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Drilling fell 60%; production was cut at Round 1.3 fields; and a power outage stopped the Tula refinery.

 

Money & Power. The IMF reduced Mexico’s economic growth outlook; Pemex is thinking about selling its fertilizer unit; and Profeco denies a general price rise.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Solar panels will save MXN5.9bn; Northern Mexico will soon host five new renewable energy projects; and Yucatán will get a new wind farm.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Natural gas imports are up 83.7% in two years; the fight over fuel prices continues; and Trump can send gasoline prices even higher.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Upstream tenders will save Mexico’s production and eleven companies prequalified for Round 2.1 and 2.2.

 

Money & Power. OECD bets on Mexico’s growth in 2017; US and Mexico share rules on electricity cooperation; and Banxico sold dollars to support the peso.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Solar panels will save MXN5.9bn; Northern Mexico will soon host five new renewable energy projects; and Yucatán will get a new wind farm.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Natural gas imports are up 83.7% in two years; the fight over fuel prices continues; and Trump can send gasoline prices even higher.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Upstream tenders will save Mexico’s production and eleven companies prequalified for Round 2.1 and 2.2.

 

Money & Power. OECD bets on Mexico’s growth in 2017; US and Mexico share rules on electricity cooperation; and Banxico sold dollars to support the peso.

 

Renewables & Electricity. It’s cheaper to install solar panels; the Finance Ministry covered MXN161bn of CFE liabilities; and Cofemer offers home solar panels as a business option.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico’s fuel imports skyrocket; Yucatán will have a new gas pipeline; and Gulf invests in its infrastructure.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.1 was postponed and the natural gas pipeline open season was extended until June.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s inflation may reach 5%; gasoline consumers protest rising gasoline prices; and Mexico modified its bond issuance.

 

Renewables & Electricity. It’s cheaper to install solar panels; the Finance Ministry covered MXN161bn of CFE liabilities; and Cofemer offers home solar panels as a business option.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico’s fuel imports skyrocket; Yucatán will have a new gas pipeline; and Gulf invests in its infrastructure.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.1 was postponed and the natural gas pipeline open season was extended until June.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s inflation may reach 5%; gasoline consumers protest rising gasoline prices; and Mexico modified its bond issuance.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Tamaulipas creates solar technology; two waste-processing plants needed in Mexico City; and CFE keeps 46,000 workers five years longer.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Final gas liberalization is here at last; IEnova restarted pipeline construction; and COFECE advised the CRE on gasoline liberalization.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH offered three Pemex fields, and the security rules of Round 1.4 were published after the bidding.

 

Money & Power. Moody’s and Fitch changed CFE’s and Mexico’s outlook to negative from stable and US and Mexico businessmen partnered to protect NAFTA.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Tamaulipas creates solar technology; two waste-processing plants needed in Mexico City; and CFE keeps 46,000 workers five years longer.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Final gas liberalization is here at last; IEnova restarted pipeline construction; and COFECE advised the CRE on gasoline liberalization.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The CNH offered three Pemex fields, and the security rules of Round 1.4 were published after the bidding.

 

Money & Power. Moody’s and Fitch changed CFE’s and Mexico’s outlook to negative from stable and US and Mexico businessmen partnered to protect NAFTA.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Electricity auctions are a big opportunity for Spanish investment, and CFE will be the first to launch Fibra E.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. LPG suppliers objected to CRE’s deregulation plan and Avant Energy bets US$300m on Mexico’s natural gas and electricity.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. BHP Billiton, the new partner for Pemex in Trion; Round 1.4. was a success; and the CNH advised Pemex to migrate more fields.

 

Money & Power. Mexico attends an OPEC meeting; Pemex offered a three-tranche bond; and oil prices drop due to skepticism.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Electricity auctions are a big opportunity for Spanish investment, and CFE will be the first to launch Fibra E.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. LPG suppliers objected to CRE’s deregulation plan and Avant Energy bets US$300m on Mexico’s natural gas and electricity.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. BHP Billiton, the new partner for Pemex in Trion; Round 1.4. was a success; and the CNH advised Pemex to migrate more fields.

 

Money & Power. Mexico attends an OPEC meeting; Pemex offered a three-tranche bond; and oil prices drop due to skepticism.

 

Renewables & Electricity. MHI is interested in Latin America’s geothermal energy; an ethanol bio-refinery is authorized in Veracruz; and Sener plans to bring electricity to all.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pipeline open season will be regional and contended; Trump’s effect on Mexico’s natural gas imports; and Pemex’s declining production increased oil imports.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. OPEC agrees to cut production; Pemex will partner up with Chevron and Inpex for Round 1.4; and Talos Energy’s development plan is approved.

 

Money & Power. Banxico, the OECD, and Wall Street fight Mexico’s Finance Ministry over growth forecasts and Pemex’s debt was reduced slightly.

 

Renewables & Electricity. MHI is interested in Latin America’s geothermal energy; an ethanol bio-refinery is authorized in Veracruz; and Sener plans to bring electricity to all.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pipeline open season will be regional and contended; Trump’s effect on Mexico’s natural gas imports; and Pemex’s declining production increased oil imports.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. OPEC agrees to cut production; Pemex will partner up with Chevron and Inpex for Round 1.4; and Talos Energy’s development plan is approved.

 

Money & Power. Banxico, the OECD, and Wall Street fight Mexico’s Finance Ministry over growth forecasts and Pemex’s debt was reduced slightly.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico and Europe will exploit geothermal energy; Fisterra Energy launched power swap contracts; and Enel will invest US$5bn in Latin America.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex will relinquish 400 natural gas contracts and Pemex gets into the shale business.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex looks for shallow-water and onshore fields and expects 40 partnerships next year, and one third of social impact evaluation requests are on hold.

 

Money & Power. Mexico will receive US$2.9bn from oil hedges; the IMF warns Mexico over debt and capital flow reversals; and NAFTA faces a makeover.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico and Europe will exploit geothermal energy; Fisterra Energy launched power swap contracts; and Enel will invest US$5bn in Latin America.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex will relinquish 400 natural gas contracts and Pemex gets into the shale business.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex looks for shallow-water and onshore fields and expects 40 partnerships next year, and one third of social impact evaluation requests are on hold.

 

Money & Power. Mexico will receive US$2.9bn from oil hedges; the IMF warns Mexico over debt and capital flow reversals; and NAFTA faces a makeover.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Jalisco will generate 35% of its power from clean energy sources; CFE’s subsidiaries will start operations in 2017; and municipalities are deeply indebted to CFE.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex will invest US$3.1bn to use extracted gas; Pemex will partner with international oil companies to sell abroad; and illegal taps multiply in Tamaulipas.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Six project operators and four investors registered for Trion; Pemex stops refinery upgrades; and Round 2.3 will attract US$1bn.

 

Money & Power. Inflation and interest rates go up, while Mexico’s growth forecast plunged.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Jalisco will generate 35% of its power from clean energy sources; CFE’s subsidiaries will start operations in 2017; and municipalities are deeply indebted to CFE.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex will invest US$3.1bn to use extracted gas; Pemex will partner with international oil companies to sell abroad; and illegal taps multiply in Tamaulipas.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Six project operators and four investors registered for Trion; Pemex stops refinery upgrades; and Round 2.3 will attract US$1bn.

 

Money & Power. Inflation and interest rates go up, while Mexico’s growth forecast plunged.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The IEA expects US$10bn in annual investments in electricity; Iberdrola started operations of a 300MW plant; and IEnova upsized its credit line.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex lost in the LP gas market; gasoline price liberalization will start in six states; and Etileno XXI reached 75% of its capacity.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Trion final bidding terms published; Pemex’s new plan will speed up alliances with private companies; and PEP is in ruins.

 

Money & Power. After the US election, Pemex’s debt will rise and the peso fell and OPEC forecast modest oil price hikes.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The IEA expects US$10bn in annual investments in electricity; Iberdrola started operations of a 300MW plant; and IEnova upsized its credit line.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex lost in the LP gas market; gasoline price liberalization will start in six states; and Etileno XXI reached 75% of its capacity.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Trion final bidding terms published; Pemex’s new plan will speed up alliances with private companies; and PEP is in ruins.

 

Money & Power. After the US election, Pemex’s debt will rise and the peso fell and OPEC forecast modest oil price hikes.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Fotowatio won a 300MW solar project; Acciona and Tuto Energy will build a solar plant in Sonora; and winning bidders fear obstacles.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The pipeline market is open; the Senate and the CRE okayed gasoline liberalization; and Oxxo Gas can now import gasoline.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Mexico will recover in 2020 from the oil production slump and OPEC and non-OPEC countries will reach an agreement on oversupply in November.

 

Money & Power. Industrial and commercial power rates rose again; Pemex lost MXN118bn in the third quarter; and CFE won MXN99bn in net income.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Fotowatio won a 300MW solar project; Acciona and Tuto Energy will build a solar plant in Sonora; and winning bidders fear obstacles.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The pipeline market is open; the Senate and the CRE okayed gasoline liberalization; and Oxxo Gas can now import gasoline.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Mexico will recover in 2020 from the oil production slump and OPEC and non-OPEC countries will reach an agreement on oversupply in November.

 

Money & Power. Industrial and commercial power rates rose again; Pemex lost MXN118bn in the third quarter; and CFE won MXN99bn in net income.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel bets US$1bn on Mexico; 14 electricity companies switched to the new scheme; and Sener creates a clean energy atlas.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cofece needs 180 days to decide on liberalization of gasoline prices; pipeline construction divided the Yaqui community; and Fenosa and Natgas partnered to open nine natural gas stations.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Trion bidders got an extra week for more questions; Eni will drill an assessment well; and Pemex’s crude oil exports increased 22%.

 

Money & Power. Mexico established terms on a 1.9bn euros bond; Congress increased the internal debt to MXN525bn, and together with the Finance Ministry added MXN50bn to the budget.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Enel bets US$1bn on Mexico; 14 electricity companies switched to the new scheme; and Sener creates a clean energy atlas.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Cofece needs 180 days to decide on liberalization of gasoline prices; pipeline construction divided the Yaqui community; and Fenosa and Natgas partnered to open nine natural gas stations.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Trion bidders got an extra week for more questions; Eni will drill an assessment well; and Pemex’s crude oil exports increased 22%.

 

Money & Power. Mexico established terms on a 1.9bn euros bond; Congress increased the internal debt to MXN525bn, and together with the Finance Ministry added MXN50bn to the budget.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico may join the California-Berkshire electrical market; oil companies fear electric cars; and Mexico’s capital invests in solar roofs.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Los Ramones increased natural gas imports; Pemex oil revenues down 41.8% from 2015; and robberies affect Braskem.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s shale project approved; Pemex eased Trion terms and will bid second farm-out in March 2017.

 

Money & Power. Only 6.5% of Pemex’s investments will be paid; IEnova gained MXN30.4bn through the follow-on share offering; and OECD will publish Pemex’s report on transparency in January.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico may join the California-Berkshire electrical market; oil companies fear electric cars; and Mexico’s capital invests in solar roofs.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Los Ramones increased natural gas imports; Pemex oil revenues down 41.8% from 2015; and robberies affect Braskem.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s shale project approved; Pemex eased Trion terms and will bid second farm-out in March 2017.

 

Money & Power. Only 6.5% of Pemex’s investments will be paid; IEnova gained MXN30.4bn through the follow-on share offering; and OECD will publish Pemex’s report on transparency in January.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The incentives for residential solar panels are cancelled and their new rules are set at last; CFE launched the bid for a US$1.7bn transmission grid project.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Analysts foresee natural gas prices will go up; Cenagas is ready for pipelines open season; and colluding gas station owners will go to prison.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Trion provoked 123 questions; the pause at Salamanca’s plants did not affect production; and some doubts were raised over the OPEC deal.

 

Money & Power. The CFE placed a 10-year US$1bn bond; Moody’s assigned Pemex notes a Baa3 rating; and Mexico’s central bank considers using IMF credit line.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The incentives for residential solar panels are cancelled and their new rules are set at last; CFE launched the bid for a US$1.7bn transmission grid project.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Analysts foresee natural gas prices will go up; Cenagas is ready for pipelines open season; and colluding gas station owners will go to prison.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Trion provoked 123 questions; the pause at Salamanca’s plants did not affect production; and some doubts were raised over the OPEC deal.

 

Money & Power. The CFE placed a 10-year US$1bn bond; Moody’s assigned Pemex notes a Baa3 rating; and Mexico’s central bank considers using IMF credit line.

 

Renewables & Electricity. IEnova bets US$150m on two solar projects; Iberdrola invests 700 million euros to become the biggest private electrical company; and electricity tariffs went up again.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. A strong registry will be set up before liberalizing the LP gas market; Mexico’s ethylene output fell, while propylene spiked.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. There will be 11 more oil tenders; bidders got an extra week to gather data about Trion; and Pemex’s refinery output kept shrinking.

 

Money & Power. Pemex issued two US$2bn bonds and was infiltrated by organized crime; the IMF lowered Mexico’s GDP growth forecast.

 

Renewables & Electricity. IEnova bets US$150m on two solar projects; Iberdrola invests 700 million euros to become the biggest private electrical company; and electricity tariffs went up again.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. A strong registry will be set up before liberalizing the LP gas market; Mexico’s ethylene output fell, while propylene spiked.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. There will be 11 more oil tenders; bidders got an extra week to gather data about Trion; and Pemex’s refinery output kept shrinking.

 

Money & Power. Pemex issued two US$2bn bonds and was infiltrated by organized crime; the IMF lowered Mexico’s GDP growth forecast.

 

Renewables & Electricity. SolarCity Mexico will invest US$1bn in Mexico; the second electricity auction winners were announced; and private companies will join the buy-side in the third electricity tender.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Open pipelines will be here in October; Alpek got an extension for the Petrobras petrochemical units deal; and Gas Natural will invest in distribution networks.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex reduced to 40% its stake in Trion, ignoring Goldwyn’s ponderings; it will also migrate three entitlements.

 

Money & Power. OPEC agreed to its first cut in eight years; the oil fund lost MXN398bn; and the “Bahamas Leaks” point to a handful of Pemex officials.

 

Renewables & Electricity. SolarCity Mexico will invest US$1bn in Mexico; the second electricity auction winners were announced; and private companies will join the buy-side in the third electricity tender.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Open pipelines will be here in October; Alpek got an extension for the Petrobras petrochemical units deal; and Gas Natural will invest in distribution networks.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex reduced to 40% its stake in Trion, ignoring Goldwyn’s ponderings; it will also migrate three entitlements.

 

Money & Power. OPEC agreed to its first cut in eight years; the oil fund lost MXN398bn; and the “Bahamas Leaks” point to a handful of Pemex officials.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The second power generation tender sparks a good fight; ANES urged to regulate self-supply generators; and the biggest Latin-American solar farm is under construction.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex’s LP gas sales will fall 40%; IEnova received authorization to buy Gasoductos de Chihuahua; and Oxea will raise the price of 2-ethylhexanol.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex needs MXN125bn for the six new fields, while planning to invest MXN30bn in 30 exploratory wells; and NXT plans to partner with the state-owned company.

 

Money & Power. CFE named directors of its subsidiaries; Pemex cuts high- and low-level jobs; and peso drowned again.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The second power generation tender sparks a good fight; ANES urged to regulate self-supply generators; and the biggest Latin-American solar farm is under construction.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex’s LP gas sales will fall 40%; IEnova received authorization to buy Gasoductos de Chihuahua; and Oxea will raise the price of 2-ethylhexanol.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex needs MXN125bn for the six new fields, while planning to invest MXN30bn in 30 exploratory wells; and NXT plans to partner with the state-owned company.

 

Money & Power. CFE named directors of its subsidiaries; Pemex cuts high- and low-level jobs; and peso drowned again.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Semarnat said no to a solar plant project in Bacalar; Nafin considers issuing more green bonds; and Siemens will carry out maintenance in four CFE plants.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex called for natural gas and LP gas pipeline tenders and got no response; 578 km of natural gas pipelines are needed in the south and southeast regions; and Hidrosina plans to open seven gas stations by the end of the year.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex discovered six new crude deposits; Seismic Enterprises will explore 63,750 square kilometers in Chiapas, Tabasco, and Veracruz; and the CNH approved the first private exploratory well.

 

Money & Power. Pemex faces a new MXN100bn budget cut and issued a US$4bn two-part bond; and deregulation of gasoline prices opened debate over possible consequences.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Semarnat said no to a solar plant project in Bacalar; Nafin considers issuing more green bonds; and Siemens will carry out maintenance in four CFE plants.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex called for natural gas and LP gas pipeline tenders and got no response; 578 km of natural gas pipelines are needed in the south and southeast regions; and Hidrosina plans to open seven gas stations by the end of the year.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex discovered six new crude deposits; Seismic Enterprises will explore 63,750 square kilometers in Chiapas, Tabasco, and Veracruz; and the CNH approved the first private exploratory well.

 

Money & Power. Pemex faces a new MXN100bn budget cut and issued a US$4bn two-part bond; and deregulation of gasoline prices opened debate over possible consequences.

 

Renewables & Electricity. IEnova bought the biggest wind farm in Mexico; Edemtec, Eléctricas de Medellín, and Siemens will resolve technical and non-technical connection problems; and private companies show interest in the CFE’s grid.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. 78% of the pipelines planned for 2019 have been built or will be signed; jet fuel imports skyrocketed in 2016; and gasoline subsidies do not help wealth distribution, according to the Finance Minister.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Six new companies joined the Trion tender at the last minute; Murphy Oil, Petroliam Nasional, and Sierra Oil are considering joining forces for Round 1.4; and the Finance Ministry lowered its demands for Round 1.4.

 

Money & Power. Videgaray’s time as Finance Minister is over; Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to stabilize oil production; and Mexico’s central bank lowered expectations for growth.

 

Renewables & Electricity. IEnova bought the biggest wind farm in Mexico; Edemtec, Eléctricas de Medellín, and Siemens will resolve technical and non-technical connection problems; and private companies show interest in the CFE’s grid.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. 78% of the pipelines planned for 2019 have been built or will be signed; jet fuel imports skyrocketed in 2016; and gasoline subsidies do not help wealth distribution, according to the Finance Minister.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Six new companies joined the Trion tender at the last minute; Murphy Oil, Petroliam Nasional, and Sierra Oil are considering joining forces for Round 1.4; and the Finance Ministry lowered its demands for Round 1.4.

 

Money & Power. Videgaray’s time as Finance Minister is over; Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to stabilize oil production; and Mexico’s central bank lowered expectations for growth.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Landowners in Oaxaca are considering cancelling their contracts with Demex, two CFE plants opened with a four-year delay, and five new directors were named in the state-owned company.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The industrial sector keeps fighting the CRE over the methodology that increased gas prices by 10%, Mexico banned ethanol in gasoline in its three biggest cities, and Pemex is looking for partners to update refineries.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Sixteen operators will bid in Round 1.4., the CNH is considering a postponement of Trion due to low participation, and the Sener and the CNH signed the last six contracts of Round 1.3.

 

Money & Power. Oil hedges covered 250 million barrels, inflation rose in August, and September will bring a new hike in gasoline and power prices.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Landowners in Oaxaca are considering cancelling their contracts with Demex, two CFE plants opened with a four-year delay, and five new directors were named in the state-owned company.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The industrial sector keeps fighting the CRE over the methodology that increased gas prices by 10%, Mexico banned ethanol in gasoline in its three biggest cities, and Pemex is looking for partners to update refineries.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Sixteen operators will bid in Round 1.4., the CNH is considering a postponement of Trion due to low participation, and the Sener and the CNH signed the last six contracts of Round 1.3.

 

Money & Power. Oil hedges covered 250 million barrels, inflation rose in August, and September will bring a new hike in gasoline and power prices.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE powers up electrical cars through independent meters, Cofece should keep an eye on CFE Solar, and Nafin offers green bonds in pesos.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico imported more and produced less, and half of the natural gas will come from the US.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.2 was announced with fanfare, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Hess join forces to fight in Round 1.4, and new geothermal licenses were issued.

 

Money & Power. Carlos Murrieta Cummings was named CEO of Pemex TRI, S&P lowered Mexico’s sovereign credit outlook, and Pemex proposes Afores invest in Trion.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE powers up electrical cars through independent meters, Cofece should keep an eye on CFE Solar, and Nafin offers green bonds in pesos.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico imported more and produced less, and half of the natural gas will come from the US.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.2 was announced with fanfare, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Hess join forces to fight in Round 1.4, and new geothermal licenses were issued.

 

Money & Power. Carlos Murrieta Cummings was named CEO of Pemex TRI, S&P lowered Mexico’s sovereign credit outlook, and Pemex proposes Afores invest in Trion.

 

Renewables & Electricity. A power subsidy went to 150,000 families in Sonora, Oaxaca is home to 76.8% of Mexico’s wind power plants, and CFE saved US$9.2bn thanks to auctions.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The drop in LP gas prices lowered Mexico’s inflation outlook to 3%, Congress may free gasoline prices in 2017, and small refineries are fashionable.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Cofece will evaluate every possible alliance with Pemex, delivered Maya prices will drop in September, and Mexico wraps up its oil hedging program for 2017.

 

Money & Power. Semarnat and BMV signed a pilot project to develop the carbon market, Pemex saved on labor liabilities, but retirements increased.

 

Renewables & Electricity. A power subsidy went to 150,000 families in Sonora, Oaxaca is home to 76.8% of Mexico’s wind power plants, and CFE saved US$9.2bn thanks to auctions.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. The drop in LP gas prices lowered Mexico’s inflation outlook to 3%, Congress may free gasoline prices in 2017, and small refineries are fashionable.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Cofece will evaluate every possible alliance with Pemex, delivered Maya prices will drop in September, and Mexico wraps up its oil hedging program for 2017.

 

Money & Power. Semarnat and BMV signed a pilot project to develop the carbon market, Pemex saved on labor liabilities, but retirements increased.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Canadian Solar signed for a solar-power project, IEnova will bet on CFE’s two electrical grid projects, and CFE cut its use of clean technologies.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Gas Natural plans to invest 160m euros in Mexico, the final price for LP gas can be reduced thanks to Pemex’s discount, and the CRE approved the new oil quality norm.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will not invest in Trion for six years, eight companies took possession of 13 fields, and Poza Rica’s plant rehabilitation is almost completed.

 

Money & Power. OPEC talks over freezing oil production may continue in September, Pemex shrank its administrative offices, and the Finance Ministry refinanced with two bonds.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Canadian Solar signed for a solar-power project, IEnova will bet on CFE’s two electrical grid projects, and CFE cut its use of clean technologies.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Gas Natural plans to invest 160m euros in Mexico, the final price for LP gas can be reduced thanks to Pemex’s discount, and the CRE approved the new oil quality norm.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will not invest in Trion for six years, eight companies took possession of 13 fields, and Poza Rica’s plant rehabilitation is almost completed.

 

Money & Power. OPEC talks over freezing oil production may continue in September, Pemex shrank its administrative offices, and the Finance Ministry refinanced with two bonds.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The first solar plant of Baja California will be finished by 2017, electricity prices skyrocketed again, and Jaime Hernández Martínez will remain as CEO of CFE.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. TransCanada, Sierra Oil, and TMM team up for a US$800m marine terminal and oil pipeline project, Mexichem has to secure ethane supply to rebuild plant, and gasoline prices are hiked again.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s exploratory drills made two discoveries in Tabasco and Veracruz, Trion will be productive by 2022, but companies will have to invest US$464m to partner with Pemex.

 

Money & Power. The Finance Ministry gives and takes away from Pemex, TransCanada is marketing its Mexican pipelines, and Mexico is getting ready for oil hedges.

 

Renewables & Electricity. The first solar plant of Baja California will be finished by 2017, electricity prices skyrocketed again, and Jaime Hernández Martínez will remain as CEO of CFE.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. TransCanada, Sierra Oil, and TMM team up for a US$800m marine terminal and oil pipeline project, Mexichem has to secure ethane supply to rebuild plant, and gasoline prices are hiked again.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex’s exploratory drills made two discoveries in Tabasco and Veracruz, Trion will be productive by 2022, but companies will have to invest US$464m to partner with Pemex.

 

Money & Power. The Finance Ministry gives and takes away from Pemex, TransCanada is marketing its Mexican pipelines, and Mexico is getting ready for oil hedges.

 

Renewables & Electricity. New wind parks will produce 2,500 MW and SME is in the last stage of negotiations.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Natural gas connection to Acapulco is delayed, Pemex and CFE will put LP and natural gas on sale, and the energy sector will use less natural gas.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will have a 45% stake in Trión, CFE awarded Ramal Hermosillo to Gas Natural Noroeste, and the maintenance budget for refineries was trimmed.

 

Money & Power. Mexico to buy half of the land for the Special Economic Zones, Fitch downgraded Pemex’s and CFE’s ratings, and Lourdes Melgar said good-bye to Sener.

 

Renewables & Electricity. New wind parks will produce 2,500 MW and SME is in the last stage of negotiations.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Natural gas connection to Acapulco is delayed, Pemex and CFE will put LP and natural gas on sale, and the energy sector will use less natural gas.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex will have a 45% stake in Trión, CFE awarded Ramal Hermosillo to Gas Natural Noroeste, and the maintenance budget for refineries was trimmed.

 

Money & Power. Mexico to buy half of the land for the Special Economic Zones, Fitch downgraded Pemex’s and CFE’s ratings, and Lourdes Melgar said good-bye to Sener.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Solar energy companies will invest US$5bn, supplier registry makes slow progress, and the Finance Ministry helps CFE’s credit rating.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico imports more than half of its gasoline, the CRE criticized IEnova and Transcanada’s undersea pipeline plan, and gas stations will be subjected to close scrutiny.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.1 was finally announced, Pemex’s drilling of the Tetl-DL was approved, and the state-owned company invested US$282m to recover its pipelines.

 

Money & Power. Pemex agrees to boost union wages, while Pemex’s debt is “manageable”, although it keeps increasing.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Solar energy companies will invest US$5bn, supplier registry makes slow progress, and the Finance Ministry helps CFE’s credit rating.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico imports more than half of its gasoline, the CRE criticized IEnova and Transcanada’s undersea pipeline plan, and gas stations will be subjected to close scrutiny.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Round 2.1 was finally announced, Pemex’s drilling of the Tetl-DL was approved, and the state-owned company invested US$282m to recover its pipelines.

 

Money & Power. Pemex agrees to boost union wages, while Pemex’s debt is “manageable”, although it keeps increasing.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico is behind its renewable energy goal, the first MEM winners signed their contracts, and wind energy companies want to sell power to CFE.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. ENGIE goes big on gas pipelines, the open season for fuel logistics is the new prize, and IEnova and Pemex agreed over Chihuahua’s pipelines.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex multiplies by eight its vented gas, is looking for a “productive” partner, and its oil production fell to a level last seen in 1980.

 

Money & Power. Ochoa says good-bye to CFE for PRI’s National Executive Committee, Pemex and CFE will be the first Fibra E candidates, and Pemex is marketing 10-year Samurai bonds.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico is behind its renewable energy goal, the first MEM winners signed their contracts, and wind energy companies want to sell power to CFE.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. ENGIE goes big on gas pipelines, the open season for fuel logistics is the new prize, and IEnova and Pemex agreed over Chihuahua’s pipelines.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex multiplies by eight its vented gas, is looking for a “productive” partner, and its oil production fell to a level last seen in 1980.

 

Money & Power. Ochoa says good-bye to CFE for PRI’s National Executive Committee, Pemex and CFE will be the first Fibra E candidates, and Pemex is marketing 10-year Samurai bonds.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Access to the MEM information will be restricted, the CFE will pay MXN1.68m per megawatt, and will exploit its electrical grid.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Gas Natural Fenosa is negotiating with the CFE to buy natural gas, Braskem-Idesa LDPE line opened up, and FEMSA enters the fuel market game.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Five companies suffered Pemex’s shortage of ethylene and propylene, Pemex will exploit 44% of Round 0 fields on its own, and must follow the new national content rules.

 

Money & Power. Even lower expectations for Mexico’s GDP in 2016, Fitch Ratings considered government support for Pemex to be symbolic, and cooperation agreement between Mexico and Italy becomes official.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Access to the MEM information will be restricted, the CFE will pay MXN1.68m per megawatt, and will exploit its electrical grid.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Gas Natural Fenosa is negotiating with the CFE to buy natural gas, Braskem-Idesa LDPE line opened up, and FEMSA enters the fuel market game.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Five companies suffered Pemex’s shortage of ethylene and propylene, Pemex will exploit 44% of Round 0 fields on its own, and must follow the new national content rules.

 

Money & Power. Even lower expectations for Mexico’s GDP in 2016, Fitch Ratings considered government support for Pemex to be symbolic, and cooperation agreement between Mexico and Italy becomes official.

 

Renewables & Electricity. North America aims to produce enough clean fuels to power 50% of its needs by 2025, CDPQ bets US$1.8bn on electricity generation plants, and ABB will contribute to Mexico’s renewable energy development.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Fenosa sets its sights on dual gas stations, Mexico’s crude import-export balance destabilized, and Pemex puts 20 gas stations up for sale.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Nine companies win on Mexican crude, Pemex signed off on Abkatun-A2 platform, and Round 1.4 may be a magnet for medium-size US oil companies.

 

Money & Power. Nacional Financiera will propel energy investments, the Finance Ministry makes a new budget cut, and Banxico increased the interest rate by 50 basis points.

 

Renewables & Electricity. North America aims to produce enough clean fuels to power 50% of its needs by 2025, CDPQ bets US$1.8bn on electricity generation plants, and ABB will contribute to Mexico’s renewable energy development.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Fenosa sets its sights on dual gas stations, Mexico’s crude import-export balance destabilized, and Pemex puts 20 gas stations up for sale.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Nine companies win on Mexican crude, Pemex signed off on Abkatun-A2 platform, and Round 1.4 may be a magnet for medium-size US oil companies.

 

Money & Power. Nacional Financiera will propel energy investments, the Finance Ministry makes a new budget cut, and Banxico increased the interest rate by 50 basis points.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico has new charging stations but not so many electric cars, Semarnat approved a new wind farm in Puebla, and Bancomext and KfW will promote solar energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. LP gas prices rose in Mexico and Pemex sold less, the CRE approved private sector use of Pemex’s infrastructure, and teachers’ blockades in Oaxaca may cause fuel shortages.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Exploration activities get US$2.5bn in investments, light crude found off the coast of Tabasco, and the CNH approved Eni’s plan.

 

Money & Power. Oil income hits a minimum in public spending, Pemex looks to the Finance Ministry’s support to operate fields, and Pemex budget cuts hit providers.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico has new charging stations but not so many electric cars, Semarnat approved a new wind farm in Puebla, and Bancomext and KfW will promote solar energy.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. LP gas prices rose in Mexico and Pemex sold less, the CRE approved private sector use of Pemex’s infrastructure, and teachers’ blockades in Oaxaca may cause fuel shortages.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Exploration activities get US$2.5bn in investments, light crude found off the coast of Tabasco, and the CNH approved Eni’s plan.

 

Money & Power. Oil income hits a minimum in public spending, Pemex looks to the Finance Ministry’s support to operate fields, and Pemex budget cuts hit providers.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico and India announced renewable energy agreements and Mexico, Canada, and the US can reduce methane gas emissions by 40%.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. It’s open season to bet on Pemex’s pipelines and terminals, Pemex will shrink natural gas production, and Pemex patched up a pipeline leak in Tabasco.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex approved its first farm out, Round 2 will be launched before July ends, and the information room for Round 1.4 closed.

 

Money & Power. The Mexican peso is struggling to avoid a new low, Mexico captured US$420m in foreign direct investment, and Pemex’s credit rating will remain uncertain for a year.

 

Renewables & Electricity. Mexico and India announced renewable energy agreements and Mexico, Canada, and the US can reduce methane gas emissions by 40%.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. It’s open season to bet on Pemex’s pipelines and terminals, Pemex will shrink natural gas production, and Pemex patched up a pipeline leak in Tabasco.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex approved its first farm out, Round 2 will be launched before July ends, and the information room for Round 1.4 closed.

 

Money & Power. The Mexican peso is struggling to avoid a new low, Mexico captured US$420m in foreign direct investment, and Pemex’s credit rating will remain uncertain for a year.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE aims for MXN10bn in transmission investment, Mexico will increase renewable energy R&D investment 4x, and the energy providers’ registry is growing slowly.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico makes the most of US natural gas, IEnova and Transcanada won the South Texas-Tuxpan bid, and the CRE is creating a tool to monitor the natural gas market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The migration from contracts to licenses are delayed, Trafigura may become Mexico’s first private diesel producer, and OPEC refused to change oil production.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s central bank is waiting for the Fed’s decision, the World Bank lowered to 2.5% Mexico’s GDP for 2016, and Pemex’s short-term debt skyrocketed.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE aims for MXN10bn in transmission investment, Mexico will increase renewable energy R&D investment 4x, and the energy providers’ registry is growing slowly.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Mexico makes the most of US natural gas, IEnova and Transcanada won the South Texas-Tuxpan bid, and the CRE is creating a tool to monitor the natural gas market.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. The migration from contracts to licenses are delayed, Trafigura may become Mexico’s first private diesel producer, and OPEC refused to change oil production.

 

Money & Power. Mexico’s central bank is waiting for the Fed’s decision, the World Bank lowered to 2.5% Mexico’s GDP for 2016, and Pemex’s short-term debt skyrocketed.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE announced a US$131.6bn investment to upgrade its infrastructure, including the expansion of Mexico’s electrical grid beyond its borders and the interconnection with Baja California’s electrical system.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex will soon hand out the information on 70% of its natural gas contracts with end users, will have to either produce ultra low sulfur diesel or import it, and saw its Salamanca refinery run out of steam.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex is seeking buyers for the Holkan and Chemul platforms, renegotiating 56 drilling contracts, and analyzing six models for alliances with private oil companies.

 

Money & Power. The IMF okayed a two-year US$88bn contingent credit line, Mexico’s foreign debt issues hit a 21-years high, and EPN established four special economic zones.

 

Renewables & Electricity. CFE announced a US$131.6bn investment to upgrade its infrastructure, including the expansion of Mexico’s electrical grid beyond its borders and the interconnection with Baja California’s electrical system.

 

Natural Gas & Liquid Fuels. Pemex will soon hand out the information on 70% of its natural gas contracts with end users, will have to either produce ultra low sulfur diesel or import it, and saw its Salamanca refinery run out of steam.

 

Oil & Gas Upstream. Pemex is seeking buyers for the Holkan and Chemul platforms, renegotiating 56 drilling contracts, and analyzing six models for alliances with private oil companies.

 

Money & Power. The IMF okayed a two-year US$88bn contingent credit line, Mexico’s foreign debt issues hit a 21-years high, and EPN established four special economic zones.

 

Refineries are taking more than they give. Capacity utilization at Pemex’s refineries decreased to 66% from 77% since 2010, and output of petroleum products fell from 1.203 to 1.092 million barrels per day in the same period (Spanish). Meanwhile, investment in refineries increased 58% in the same period, to almost MXN51bn from more than MXN32bn (Spanish).

 

Pemex’s reserves are down by a quarter… Last year, Pemex proved reserves were 22% lower than in 2014, totaling 7.977 billion barrels (Spanish). The 120 million barrels of oil equivalent of proven reserves added last year did not compensate for the oil that was produced and the drop in  development in 2015 (English).

 

…and they lost half their value. The reserves suffered a loss of almost US$218.8bn in value due to the decline of oil prices and the reduced volume of reserves (Spanish). The economic value of the proved oil reserves was US$429.1bn in 2015.

 

Aura Solar has been off for 20 months. Mexico’s biggest solar energy park, located in La Paz, Baja California Sur, has not operated since September 2014 after suffering damages from hurricane Odile (Spanish). The hurricane affected 132,000 photovoltaic panels and it is not known if the plant can generate power again.

 

Refineries are taking more than they give. Capacity utilization at Pemex’s refineries decreased to 66% from 77% since 2010, and output of petroleum products fell from 1.203 to 1.092 million barrels per day in the same period (Spanish). Meanwhile, investment in refineries increased 58% in the same period, to almost MXN51bn from more than MXN32bn (Spanish).

 

Pemex’s reserves are down by a quarter… Last year, Pemex proved reserves were 22% lower than in 2014, totaling 7.977 billion barrels (Spanish). The 120 million barrels of oil equivalent of proven reserves added last year did not compensate for the oil that was produced and the drop in  development in 2015 (English).

 

…and they lost half their value. The reserves suffered a loss of almost US$218.8bn in value due to the decline of oil prices and the reduced volume of reserves (Spanish). The economic value of the proved oil reserves was US$429.1bn in 2015.

 

Aura Solar has been off for 20 months. Mexico’s biggest solar energy park, located in La Paz, Baja California Sur, has not operated since September 2014 after suffering damages from hurricane Odile (Spanish). The hurricane affected 132,000 photovoltaic panels and it is not known if the plant can generate power again.

 

Energy reform was bad news for mining companies. The reform has delayed  41% of mining licenses (Spanish). Before the reform, obtaining a license took 120 days, nowadays it takes 170 days because the Economy Ministry’s mining coordinator must request information from the Energy Ministry about oil and gas reserves on mining lands.

 

Oil pipelines operating at full capacity. The storage and transportation infrastructure of LP gas and gasoline is maxed out from Guadalajara and Zacatecas to Oaxaca and Veracruz. The infrastructure can only hold inventories to cover two days of demand and operates at 90% of pipeline capacity (Spanish).

 

Campeche suffers Pemex’s crisis. In Campeche, the critical financial situation of the state-owned company has resulted in 11,000 jobs lost, businesses closed, and a drop in investments (Spanish). The Finance Ministry announced incentives and tax exemptions for Campeche and Tabasco to reactivate the states’ economies (Spanish).

 

Ejidatarios blocked the Tula pipeline. Four communities of Atotonilco de Tula, Hidalgo, oppose construction of the pipeline which will supply the CFE’s Francisco Pérez Ríos plant, delaying it for seven months. The pipeline is 15km long and lacks less than a kilometer to be completed (Spanish).

 

CFE consumed more fuel oil; Pemex is to blame. Although the CFE promised to reduce its use of fuel oil by 90%, its consumption doubled to almost 600 MMcf in  the first quarter (Spanish). This is due to interruptions in Pemex’s gas supply caused by reduced production following industrial accidents (Spanish).

 

Energy reform was bad news for mining companies. The reform has delayed  41% of mining licenses (Spanish). Before the reform, obtaining a license took 120 days, nowadays it takes 170 days because the Economy Ministry’s mining coordinator must request information from the Energy Ministry about oil and gas reserves on mining lands.

 

Oil pipelines operating at full capacity. The storage and transportation infrastructure of LP gas and gasoline is maxed out from Guadalajara and Zacatecas to Oaxaca and Veracruz. The infrastructure can only hold inventories to cover two days of demand and operates at 90% of pipeline capacity (Spanish).

 

Campeche suffers Pemex’s crisis. In Campeche, the critical financial situation of the state-owned company has resulted in 11,000 jobs lost, businesses closed, and a drop in investments (Spanish). The Finance Ministry announced incentives and tax exemptions for Campeche and Tabasco to reactivate the states’ economies (Spanish).

 

Ejidatarios blocked the Tula pipeline. Four communities of Atotonilco de Tula, Hidalgo, oppose construction of the pipeline which will supply the CFE’s Francisco Pérez Ríos plant, delaying it for seven months. The pipeline is 15km long and lacks less than a kilometer to be completed (Spanish).

 

CFE consumed more fuel oil; Pemex is to blame. Although the CFE promised to reduce its use of fuel oil by 90%, its consumption doubled to almost 600 MMcf in  the first quarter (Spanish). This is due to interruptions in Pemex’s gas supply caused by reduced production following industrial accidents (Spanish).

 

New competitors in the energy business: Mexican cartels. Organized crime groups worldwide have diversified their activities to include the illegal sale of cultural goods, human organs, and even gold, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Spanish). For Mexican cartels, the preferred options are oil and gold.

 

Risky business: fracking in the Tampico region. The Tampico-Misantla region concentrates 57.8% of the hydrocarbons fields in the country. The study, “Hydraulic fracking in the northern mountains of Puebla”, points out the risks the technique could cause for public health in 13 municipalities in the area (Spanish).

 

Pemex’s losses skyrocketed… In 2015, the state-owned company lost MXN712.5bn, according to the report delivered to the Senate. The value of assets decreased by 73.4% compared with 2014, due to lower oil prices and higher sales costs (Spanish).

 

…and so did CFE’s debt. Last year, the company’s total debt rose to MXN432.4bn, an 18% increase from 2014, according to the annual report submitted to the Senate. The CFE reported its documented debt and debt financed by the private sector totaled MXN281.8bn, a 13% increase over the previous year (Spanish).

 

New competitors in the energy business: Mexican cartels. Organized crime groups worldwide have diversified their activities to include the illegal sale of cultural goods, human organs, and even gold, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Spanish). For Mexican cartels, the preferred options are oil and gold.

 

Risky business: fracking in the Tampico region. The Tampico-Misantla region concentrates 57.8% of the hydrocarbons fields in the country. The study, “Hydraulic fracking in the northern mountains of Puebla”, points out the risks the technique could cause for public health in 13 municipalities in the area (Spanish).

 

Pemex’s losses skyrocketed… In 2015, the state-owned company lost MXN712.5bn, according to the report delivered to the Senate. The value of assets decreased by 73.4% compared with 2014, due to lower oil prices and higher sales costs (Spanish).

 

…and so did CFE’s debt. Last year, the company’s total debt rose to MXN432.4bn, an 18% increase from 2014, according to the annual report submitted to the Senate. The CFE reported its documented debt and debt financed by the private sector totaled MXN281.8bn, a 13% increase over the previous year (Spanish).

 

The CFE suffered a MXN20.2bn blow. In the first quarter, the state-owned company announced MXN20.2bn in losses, 24% more than in the same period last year. According to the CFE, the difference is explained by lower tariffs and weaker sales which were MXN2.2bn less than in 2015 (Spanish).

 

The lack of maintenance in Pemex’s pipelines endangers Tabasco’s population. The state-owned company has failed to give corrective and preventive maintenance to almost 2,000 km of pipelines in the state averaging 29 years of age (Spanish). According to a local congressman, that explains the frequent accidents causing human casualties and environmental degradation.

 

Scarce resources translate into reduced infrastructure maintenance. Pemex Exploration and Production (PEP) has suffered a 69.5% cut in the budget for maintaining production infrastructure between 2012 and 2016 (Spanish). The company is working to conclude a study to identify and evaluate risk factors for workers in six refineries.

 

The families of the Pemex Tower victims were compensated. Three years after the accident, the three Copicosa contract workers were granted treatment equal to that of Pemex employees who also died in the explosion. The Federal Court ruled that Pemex must offer a public apology and compensate each family with MXN10m (Spanish).

 

The CFE suffered a MXN20.2bn blow. In the first quarter, the state-owned company announced MXN20.2bn in losses, 24% more than in the same period last year. According to the CFE, the difference is explained by lower tariffs and weaker sales which were MXN2.2bn less than in 2015 (Spanish).

 

The lack of maintenance in Pemex’s pipelines endangers Tabasco’s population. The state-owned company has failed to give corrective and preventive maintenance to almost 2,000 km of pipelines in the state averaging 29 years of age (Spanish). According to a local congressman, that explains the frequent accidents causing human casualties and environmental degradation.

 

Scarce resources translate into reduced infrastructure maintenance. Pemex Exploration and Production (PEP) has suffered a 69.5% cut in the budget for maintaining production infrastructure between 2012 and 2016 (Spanish). The company is working to conclude a study to identify and evaluate risk factors for workers in six refineries.

 

The families of the Pemex Tower victims were compensated. Three years after the accident, the three Copicosa contract workers were granted treatment equal to that of Pemex employees who also died in the explosion. The Federal Court ruled that Pemex must offer a public apology and compensate each family with MXN10m (Spanish).

 

Follow up: deaths in Pajaritos explosion reach 32…Pemex reported that the number of workers killed rose to 32, of whom 26 have been identified (Spanish). Six people remain missing, and the Finance Minister announced the federal government will provide support to the families of the victims (Spanish).

 

…and Mexichem’s production got hit too. The Pajaritos petrochemical plant will stop vinyl chain production for up to one year, causing losses of MXN1.6bn for Pemex and Mexichem and reducing the availability of PVC in the country (Spanish). Mexichem shares suffered their biggest three-day slide since January 2015, falling 8.1% after the explosion (English).

 

Mexichem seems to be accident prone. The number of accidents at Mexichem plants worldwide during this decade are double the corresponding figures for Pemex (Spanish). Sustainability reports of both firms indicate that Mexichem had 1.2 accidents per million man-hours worked between 2011 and 2014, while Pemex had 0.52 mishaps per million man-hours.

 

Wind farm financing in Juchitán is in trouble. The PGGM pension fund of the Netherlands withdrew its 250 million Euro investment for the wind project in the Isthmus. The reason is that after four years of delays nothing has come of the project and it will not be profitable enough (Spanish).

 

Follow up: deaths in Pajaritos explosion reach 32…Pemex reported that the number of workers killed rose to 32, of whom 26 have been identified (Spanish). Six people remain missing, and the Finance Minister announced the federal government will provide support to the families of the victims (Spanish).

 

…and Mexichem’s production got hit too. The Pajaritos petrochemical plant will stop vinyl chain production for up to one year, causing losses of MXN1.6bn for Pemex and Mexichem and reducing the availability of PVC in the country (Spanish). Mexichem shares suffered their biggest three-day slide since January 2015, falling 8.1% after the explosion (English).

 

Mexichem seems to be accident prone. The number of accidents at Mexichem plants worldwide during this decade are double the corresponding figures for Pemex (Spanish). Sustainability reports of both firms indicate that Mexichem had 1.2 accidents per million man-hours worked between 2011 and 2014, while Pemex had 0.52 mishaps per million man-hours.

 

Wind farm financing in Juchitán is in trouble. The PGGM pension fund of the Netherlands withdrew its 250 million Euro investment for the wind project in the Isthmus. The reason is that after four years of delays nothing has come of the project and it will not be profitable enough (Spanish).

 

A Pemex petrochemical complex exploded. The explosion at the Pajaritos Petrochemical Complex in Veracruz left at least 24 dead, 136 injured (13 of them seriously), and triggered the evacuation of more than 2,000 people (Spanish) (Spanish). The cause of the blast at the chloroethene plant, which produced a toxic cloud, was a leak (English).

 

Pemex still owes 1,560 companies. The state-owned company owes MXN110bn to 1,560 suppliers and contractors (Spanish). According to the company’s Corporate Finance Division,  most of the liabilities accumulated since 2009 are related to Pemex’s health services and payments due to institutions as Bankers’ and Industrialists’ clubs.

 

Mexico joined the talks about an oil production freeze, but they collapsed. Saudi Arabia and Iran disagreed over the production freeze, causing the negotiations to collapse (English). Mexico joined 17 other nations for separate discussions aimed at freezing production at January levels to stabilize prices (English).

 

Dirty gasoline in dirty pipelines. According to the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness, gasolines sold by Pemex in Mexico have up to three times  more sulfur than those sold  in the US (Spanish). The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) is developing regulations for the quality of gasoline and standards of cleanliness for pipelines to prevent contamination of fuel.

 

A Pemex petrochemical complex exploded. The explosion at the Pajaritos Petrochemical Complex in Veracruz left at least 24 dead, 136 injured (13 of them seriously), and triggered the evacuation of more than 2,000 people (Spanish) (Spanish). The cause of the blast at the chloroethene plant, which produced a toxic cloud, was a leak (English).

 

Pemex still owes 1,560 companies. The state-owned company owes MXN110bn to 1,560 suppliers and contractors (Spanish). According to the company’s Corporate Finance Division,  most of the liabilities accumulated since 2009 are related to Pemex’s health services and payments due to institutions as Bankers’ and Industrialists’ clubs.

 

Mexico joined the talks about an oil production freeze, but they collapsed. Saudi Arabia and Iran disagreed over the production freeze, causing the negotiations to collapse (English). Mexico joined 17 other nations for separate discussions aimed at freezing production at January levels to stabilize prices (English).

 

Dirty gasoline in dirty pipelines. According to the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness, gasolines sold by Pemex in Mexico have up to three times  more sulfur than those sold  in the US (Spanish). The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) is developing regulations for the quality of gasoline and standards of cleanliness for pipelines to prevent contamination of fuel.

 

Pemex was fined over pollution again… The National Agency of Industrial Security and Environmental Protection (ASEA) fined the state-owned company MXN2.5m for polluting the air of Salamanca (Spanish). State Governor  Miguel Márquez announced that Pemex will keep on being penalized for the refinery’s emissions in Guanajuato (Spanish).

 

…and is under scrutiny over layoffs.  More than 4,300 former workers filed suits  against Pemex with the Labor Ministry (Spanish). Pemex is trying to resolve the claims quickly to avoid payments in the millions as happened in previous years. Between 2011 and 2014, the state-owned company paid MXN127m to fired workers.

 

If steel goes up, so do Pemex’s expenses. Mexican official restrictions on steel imports will affect the delivery schedule and costs of construction in projects of the state-owned company. Pemex and CFE will have to pay 70% more for steel products due to the certification of origin required by the Economy Ministry (Spanish).

 

More headaches for Lozoya. When Lozoya was Pemex’s CEO, his father allegedly bought a flat worth MXN28.4m from a shareholder of Grupo Hidrosina, Mexico’s biggest gas station operator, creating a possible conflict of interest for the former Pemex chief (Spanish). Lozoya’s father denies the acquisition (Spanish).

 

Pemex was fined over pollution again… The National Agency of Industrial Security and Environmental Protection (ASEA) fined the state-owned company MXN2.5m for polluting the air of Salamanca (Spanish). State Governor  Miguel Márquez announced that Pemex will keep on being penalized for the refinery’s emissions in Guanajuato (Spanish).

 

…and is under scrutiny over layoffs.  More than 4,300 former workers filed suits  against Pemex with the Labor Ministry (Spanish). Pemex is trying to resolve the claims quickly to avoid payments in the millions as happened in previous years. Between 2011 and 2014, the state-owned company paid MXN127m to fired workers.

 

If steel goes up, so do Pemex’s expenses. Mexican official restrictions on steel imports will affect the delivery schedule and costs of construction in projects of the state-owned company. Pemex and CFE will have to pay 70% more for steel products due to the certification of origin required by the Economy Ministry (Spanish).

 

More headaches for Lozoya. When Lozoya was Pemex’s CEO, his father allegedly bought a flat worth MXN28.4m from a shareholder of Grupo Hidrosina, Mexico’s biggest gas station operator, creating a possible conflict of interest for the former Pemex chief (Spanish). Lozoya’s father denies the acquisition (Spanish).

 

Former Pemex CEO is named in the Panama Papers. Emilio Lozoya Austin, former director of the state-owned company, denies any link with the Mossack Fonseca law firm, which created a significant number of economic transactions to help individuals avoid taxes (Spanish). Lozoya appears in a 2011 document expressing interest in creating a company (English).

 

Sonora fears LP gas plant construction… Fourteen communities remain on alert because of the construction of a Windstar gas distribution plant with a capacity to store 2.5 million liters of LP gas. There are irregularities in the permits for the plant and it is considered a time bomb (Spanish).

 

…and a community still opposes a natural gas pipeline. Loma de Bácum is the only holdout among the eight Yaqui communities that will be affected by construction of a pipeline crossing their territory (Spanish). In fifteen days a definitive resolution will be published. Progress on the pipeline has reached 90%.

 

Engineers have been hit hard by the oil crises. The 500,000 jobs expected to be created by the energy reform are on hold and engineers face continuous layoffs due to the international oil crisis (Spanish). Companies in Campeche, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz states have fired personnel after Pemex suspended projects and stopped contracting general services.

Former Pemex CEO is named in the Panama Papers. Emilio Lozoya Austin, former director of the state-owned company, denies any link with the Mossack Fonseca law firm, which created a significant number of economic transactions to help individuals avoid taxes (Spanish). Lozoya appears in a 2011 document expressing interest in creating a company (English).

 

Sonora fears LP gas plant construction… Fourteen communities remain on alert because of the construction of a Windstar gas distribution plant with a capacity to store 2.5 million liters of LP gas. There are irregularities in the permits for the plant and it is considered a time bomb (Spanish).

 

…and a community still opposes a natural gas pipeline. Loma de Bácum is the only holdout among the eight Yaqui communities that will be affected by construction of a pipeline crossing their territory (Spanish). In fifteen days a definitive resolution will be published. Progress on the pipeline has reached 90%.

 

Engineers have been hit hard by the oil crises. The 500,000 jobs expected to be created by the energy reform are on hold and engineers face continuous layoffs due to the international oil crisis (Spanish). Companies in Campeche, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz states have fired personnel after Pemex suspended projects and stopped contracting general services.

A fake enquiry for Las Cruces hydro-electric plant. The CFE intends to use the Kinto Sol association for simulating a consultation process with the indigenous communities that would be affected by construction of the Las Cruces hydro-electrical plant in Nayarit. This project will dam up the San Pedro Mezquital river (Spanish).

Radioactive materials lacking oversight. Mexico has experienced eight robberies of radioactive medical materials in the last two years, as radiological services are not too careful managing these substances.  One incident roughly every three months illustrates the lack of control over this type of potentially toxic materials (Spanish).

…and wells with radioactive water affect six states. The polluted wells have caused the death of three girls and two adults, according to a senator. The concentration of arsenic and fluoride in the Lerma-Chapala aquifer and in underground water doubled in the last 14 years (Spanish).

Everybody ignored peak hour. Zero offers were made for peak hour in the Wholesale Electricity Market (MEM) because the price was thought too low:  8,000 to 10,000 pesos per MW/h for the next 20 years (Spanish). Companies must offer some power for peak nighttime hours, a challenge for solar plants that are 56% of MEM winners.

A fake enquiry for Las Cruces hydro-electric plant. The CFE intends to use the Kinto Sol association for simulating a consultation process with the indigenous communities that would be affected by construction of the Las Cruces hydro-electrical plant in Nayarit. This project will dam up the San Pedro Mezquital river (Spanish).

Radioactive materials lacking oversight. Mexico has experienced eight robberies of radioactive medical materials in the last two years, as radiological services are not too careful managing these substances.  One incident roughly every three months illustrates the lack of control over this type of potentially toxic materials (Spanish).

…and wells with radioactive water affect six states. The polluted wells have caused the death of three girls and two adults, according to a senator. The concentration of arsenic and fluoride in the Lerma-Chapala aquifer and in underground water doubled in the last 14 years (Spanish).

Everybody ignored peak hour. Zero offers were made for peak hour in the Wholesale Electricity Market (MEM) because the price was thought too low:  8,000 to 10,000 pesos per MW/h for the next 20 years (Spanish). Companies must offer some power for peak nighttime hours, a challenge for solar plants that are 56% of MEM winners.

Gulf Coast cities suffer with oil slump. Hoteliers, restaurateurs, truckers, builders, and airlines operating in Campeche, Tabasco, and Veracruz face an economic crisis following the cancellation of several contracts between Pemex and engineering firms responsible for coastal projects (Spanish). Jobs for employees and businessmen in the coastal oil region will also collapse.

Pemex vs Mancera over Tula’s pollution. Mexico City mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera called emissions from the Pemex Tula refinery “highly polluting” and said the gases make tightened restrictions on circulation of automobiles inadequate for controlling the capital’s pollution emergency. Pemex denies the accusation and declares its second largest refinery meets environmental standards (Spanish).

Pemex plans to abandon platforms. As part of its budget cutting, Pemex will eliminate 66% of its contracts for platforms, principally drilling rigs (Spanish). Pemex Exploration and Production (PEP) started the year with 30 contracts, and will cancel most of them by September, leaving only 10 platforms active.

Not much to celebrate at the Oil Expropriation Anniversary. Today, 78 years after seizing the oil fields, Pemex is saddled with a heavy debt burden, massive losses, a continuing decline in oil and gas production, and an increasing dependency on foreign imports. The company today depends on capitalization from the state (Spanish).

Gulf Coast cities suffer with oil slump. Hoteliers, restaurateurs, truckers, builders, and airlines operating in Campeche, Tabasco, and Veracruz face an economic crisis following the cancellation of several contracts between Pemex and engineering firms responsible for coastal projects (Spanish). Jobs for employees and businessmen in the coastal oil region will also collapse.

Pemex vs Mancera over Tula’s pollution. Mexico City mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera called emissions from the Pemex Tula refinery “highly polluting” and said the gases make tightened restrictions on circulation of automobiles inadequate for controlling the capital’s pollution emergency. Pemex denies the accusation and declares its second largest refinery meets environmental standards (Spanish).

Pemex plans to abandon platforms. As part of its budget cutting, Pemex will eliminate 66% of its contracts for platforms, principally drilling rigs (Spanish). Pemex Exploration and Production (PEP) started the year with 30 contracts, and will cancel most of them by September, leaving only 10 platforms active.

Not much to celebrate at the Oil Expropriation Anniversary. Today, 78 years after seizing the oil fields, Pemex is saddled with a heavy debt burden, massive losses, a continuing decline in oil and gas production, and an increasing dependency on foreign imports. The company today depends on capitalization from the state (Spanish).

Illegal fuel taps generate profits in the billions. Pemex’s legal director reported the value of fuel stolen from pipelines exceeds MXN21bn annually. Complaints filed rose from 3,267 in 2012 to 6,898 in 2015, and application of new laws has led to more than 600 sentences and the detention of 1,400 people (Spanish).

 

Fishermen’s cooperatives reject wind farm in Oaxaca. More than 220 members of three fishing cooperatives protested against the Eólica Zapoteca project, run by a leader of the PRI party in the region. The fishermen oppose the farm because the red lights of the wind turbines affect fishing (Spanish).

 

Follow up: Pemex will end controversial airplane rental. The Pemex CEO testified in Congress that the contract for overpriced leasing of airplanes is being canceled. The airplanes were allegedly used for personal purposes by the former CEO in violation of an agreement with the National Defense Ministry regulating their use (Spanish).

 

Pemex keeps burning gas. The state-owned company closed 2015 with daily natural gas waste of 427Mcf, equivalent to 7.8% of last year’s total gas production (Spanish). Flaring or venting of gas doubled in 2015 compared to 242Mcf/D in 2014.

Illegal fuel taps generate profits in the billions. Pemex’s legal director reported the value of fuel stolen from pipelines exceeds MXN21bn annually. Complaints filed rose from 3,267 in 2012 to 6,898 in 2015, and application of new laws has led to more than 600 sentences and the detention of 1,400 people (Spanish).

 

Fishermen’s cooperatives reject wind farm in Oaxaca. More than 220 members of three fishing cooperatives protested against the Eólica Zapoteca project, run by a leader of the PRI party in the region. The fishermen oppose the farm because the red lights of the wind turbines affect fishing (Spanish).

 

Follow up: Pemex will end controversial airplane rental. The Pemex CEO testified in Congress that the contract for overpriced leasing of airplanes is being canceled. The airplanes were allegedly used for personal purposes by the former CEO in violation of an agreement with the National Defense Ministry regulating their use (Spanish).

 

Pemex keeps burning gas. The state-owned company closed 2015 with daily natural gas waste of 427Mcf, equivalent to 7.8% of last year’s total gas production (Spanish). Flaring or venting of gas doubled in 2015 compared to 242Mcf/D in 2014.

Pemex’s health care costs are unhealthy for its budget. For 2015, Congress approved health coverage spending of 41,591 pesos for each of the state-owned company’s 287,304 workers, while social security allocated 17,844 pesos per worker (Spanish). In 2016, the amount of Pemex health payments will increase to 49,285 pesos per worker.

 

…and some workers enjoy double pension payments. According to the Superior Federal Auditor (ASF), 68,388 former employees the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), the Security and Social Services of the State Workers (ISSTE), and a minority from Pemex are receiving two pensions: one from their ex employers and another from the Senior Citizens Pension, a social program (Spanish).

 

Pemex got a bad rental deal. The director of the state-owned company appeared before Congress to explain contracts of his predecessor totaling  MXN4.8bn in overpriced rented trucks and MXN2.4bn for three planes and a helicopter (Spanish) (Spanish) (English). Under the former director, the number of highly paid senior management positions tripled (Spanish).

 

Follow up: radioactive material found after all. The container holding Iridium 192 stolen in central Mexico was found in the state of Mexico, according to the Civil Protection service (English). The container holding the radioactive material was still sealed, so no risk was ever posed to human health (Spanish).

Pemex’s health care costs are unhealthy for its budget. For 2015, Congress approved health coverage spending of 41,591 pesos for each of the state-owned company’s 287,304 workers, while social security allocated 17,844 pesos per worker (Spanish). In 2016, the amount of Pemex health payments will increase to 49,285 pesos per worker.

 

…and some workers enjoy double pension payments. According to the Superior Federal Auditor (ASF), 68,388 former employees the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), the Security and Social Services of the State Workers (ISSTE), and a minority from Pemex are receiving two pensions: one from their ex employers and another from the Senior Citizens Pension, a social program (Spanish).

 

Pemex got a bad rental deal. The director of the state-owned company appeared before Congress to explain contracts of his predecessor totaling  MXN4.8bn in overpriced rented trucks and MXN2.4bn for three planes and a helicopter (Spanish) (Spanish) (English). Under the former director, the number of highly paid senior management positions tripled (Spanish).

 

Follow up: radioactive material found after all. The container holding Iridium 192 stolen in central Mexico was found in the state of Mexico, according to the Civil Protection service (English). The container holding the radioactive material was still sealed, so no risk was ever posed to human health (Spanish).

Follow up: CFE will not cut Neza’s power, but demands payment. After CFE turned off one water pumping facility, hundreds of neighbors and local authorities protested in front of the company’s building (Spanish). CFE agreed not to cut the power of Neza’s municipality while the city’s debt of MXN144m is being clarified and verified. 

Radioactive material stolen! Six states are on alert and Mexican authorities are searching for a container stolen in central Mexico holding radioactive material which can be dangerous for human health if removed from the container (Spanish) (English). A political party proposed requiring companies to install location chips in such containers to prevent tragedies (Spanish).

A MXN271bn fraud hit Pemex’s pension fund. The National Union of Technicians and Oil Professionals (Untypp) presented a complaint before the Superior Federal Auditor (ASF) alleging fraud in the Pemex workers’ Pension and Housing Liabilities Trust. The Untypp maintains the fund  managers did not fulfill their legal obligations (Spanish).

Three new Pemex subsidiaries are in the red. Pemex Cogeneración ended 2015 with MXN47.4m in losses, Pemex Fertilizantes was down MXN223.9m, and Pemex Etileno wracked up losses of MXN1.4bn (Spanish). The subsidiaries, created last year, were responsible for MXN1.7bn of Pemex debt and congressmen asked for a meeting with Pemex’s current and last director to clarify this issue.

Follow up: CFE will not cut Neza’s power, but demands payment. After CFE turned off one water pumping facility, hundreds of neighbors and local authorities protested in front of the company’s building (Spanish). CFE agreed not to cut the power of Neza’s municipality while the city’s debt of MXN144m is being clarified and verified. 

Radioactive material stolen! Six states are on alert and Mexican authorities are searching for a container stolen in central Mexico holding radioactive material which can be dangerous for human health if removed from the container (Spanish) (English). A political party proposed requiring companies to install location chips in such containers to prevent tragedies (Spanish).

A MXN271bn fraud hit Pemex’s pension fund. The National Union of Technicians and Oil Professionals (Untypp) presented a complaint before the Superior Federal Auditor (ASF) alleging fraud in the Pemex workers’ Pension and Housing Liabilities Trust. The Untypp maintains the fund  managers did not fulfill their legal obligations (Spanish).

Three new Pemex subsidiaries are in the red. Pemex Cogeneración ended 2015 with MXN47.4m in losses, Pemex Fertilizantes was down MXN223.9m, and Pemex Etileno wracked up losses of MXN1.4bn (Spanish). The subsidiaries, created last year, were responsible for MXN1.7bn of Pemex debt and congressmen asked for a meeting with Pemex’s current and last director to clarify this issue.

February 29, 2016 edition— New job cuts in Pemex; the date for Round 1.4 announced; and fuel imports speeded up         Blind Spots   Pemex announced more new job cuts to come. Due to the budget cut of MXN100bn announced two weeks ago, the state-owned company will reduce corporate and administrative expenses and it will prioritize investments […]

February 29, 2016 edition— New job cuts in Pemex; the date for Round 1.4 announced; and fuel imports speeded up         Blind Spots   Pemex announced more new job cuts to come. Due to the budget cut of MXN100bn announced two weeks ago, the state-owned company will reduce corporate and administrative expenses and it will prioritize investments […]

February 22, 2016 edition—New budget cuts; Banxico increased interest rate; and the MEM bidding period ended.         Blind Spots   Deepwater projects are being put on hold. Due to the low oil prices, companies such as Shell and Premier Oil announced cost-cutting measures including pushing back or reducing activity in deep-water Gulf of Mexico fields, Africa, and […]

February 22, 2016 edition—New budget cuts; Banxico increased interest rate; and the MEM bidding period ended.         Blind Spots   Deepwater projects are being put on hold. Due to the low oil prices, companies such as Shell and Premier Oil announced cost-cutting measures including pushing back or reducing activity in deep-water Gulf of Mexico fields, Africa, and […]

February 15, 2016 edition— New Pemex CEO appointed; participation rules for the MEM are relaxed; and three wells to be drilled         Blind Spots   A fire on a Pemex platform killed two workers. Pemex reported a fire on the offshore Abkatun Alpha platform which killed two workers and injured eight (English). Evacuation of personnel was not […]

February 15, 2016 edition— New Pemex CEO appointed; participation rules for the MEM are relaxed; and three wells to be drilled         Blind Spots   A fire on a Pemex platform killed two workers. Pemex reported a fire on the offshore Abkatun Alpha platform which killed two workers and injured eight (English). Evacuation of personnel was not […]

February 8, 2016 edition— CFE, the MEM’s winner; Pemex TRI looking for partners; and a pipeline connecting Texas and Nuevo León.   Blind Spots   The value of Mexico’s oil exports collapsed. INEGI reported that it fell by 45% in 2015, to a total of US$23.4bn (Spanish). That meant a negative trade balance in oil of -US$9.8bn, the first time […]

February 8, 2016 edition— CFE, the MEM’s winner; Pemex TRI looking for partners; and a pipeline connecting Texas and Nuevo León.   Blind Spots   The value of Mexico’s oil exports collapsed. INEGI reported that it fell by 45% in 2015, to a total of US$23.4bn (Spanish). That meant a negative trade balance in oil of -US$9.8bn, the first time […]

February 1, 2016— Round 1.4 in 2017, MEM gets underway, and Tenaris Tamsa and Kuwait Oil Company signed a deal.         Blind Spots   There was a fire on an oil platform in Ku Maloob Zaap. Pemex reported that a fire broke out in a machine room on a platform located at Mexico’s most productive oilfield (English). […]

February 1, 2016— Round 1.4 in 2017, MEM gets underway, and Tenaris Tamsa and Kuwait Oil Company signed a deal.         Blind Spots   There was a fire on an oil platform in Ku Maloob Zaap. Pemex reported that a fire broke out in a machine room on a platform located at Mexico’s most productive oilfield (English). […]

January 25, 2016 edition— Oil investment cancelled, 60 MEM offers, and GMéxico will invest in energy         Blind Spots   Villagers are literally swimming in diesel. The inhabitants of La Soledad in Tlaxcala filled up a hollow with diesel from a Pemex pipeline and swam into the oil pond, filled up buckets and hauled them out to […]

January 25, 2016 edition— Oil investment cancelled, 60 MEM offers, and GMéxico will invest in energy         Blind Spots   Villagers are literally swimming in diesel. The inhabitants of La Soledad in Tlaxcala filled up a hollow with diesel from a Pemex pipeline and swam into the oil pond, filled up buckets and hauled them out to […]

January 18, 2016 edition—a dark week for Mexican oil, the ICA Fluor refinery project goes ahead, and solar cooling       Blind Spots   In five years, illegal taps increased 685%. Pemex registered more than 5,574 illegal taps, losing more than 27,000 barrels to the black market. According to the PGR, Pemex is losing MXN40bn per year because of […]

January 18, 2016 edition—a dark week for Mexican oil, the ICA Fluor refinery project goes ahead, and solar cooling       Blind Spots   In five years, illegal taps increased 685%. Pemex registered more than 5,574 illegal taps, losing more than 27,000 barrels to the black market. According to the PGR, Pemex is losing MXN40bn per year because of […]

January 11, 2016 edition—MEM at month end, more cuts for PEP, and plans for three new nukes         Blind Spots   Hydro-electric generation fell by 20%. From January to November 2015, hydro-electric energy generation was 28,733 GWh, down from the 36,000 GWh produced in the same period in 2014. This is due to the decrease in rainfall […]

January 11, 2016 edition—MEM at month end, more cuts for PEP, and plans for three new nukes         Blind Spots   Hydro-electric generation fell by 20%. From January to November 2015, hydro-electric energy generation was 28,733 GWh, down from the 36,000 GWh produced in the same period in 2014. This is due to the decrease in rainfall […]

January 4, 2016 edition— Round 1.4 in sight, gasoline prices go down, and Mexican gas distributors are ready to import       Blind Spots ICA’s debt keeps piling up. Over 20 companies involved in the construction of Los Ramones II pipelines are demanding MXN47m from the company for their services (Spanish). The companies were hired by Italian businesses that […]

January 4, 2016 edition— Round 1.4 in sight, gasoline prices go down, and Mexican gas distributors are ready to import       Blind Spots ICA’s debt keeps piling up. Over 20 companies involved in the construction of Los Ramones II pipelines are demanding MXN47m from the company for their services (Spanish). The companies were hired by Italian businesses that […]

Owing to the holidays, next brief will be issued on January 4, 2016 December 21, 2015 edition—Round 1.3 is a total success, Energy bidding has started, and solar energy on the rise       Blind Spots   Historic climate change agreement needs US$16.5 trillion. 196 countries reached an agreement to limit their emissions to keep temperatures from raising more […]

Owing to the holidays, next brief will be issued on January 4, 2016 December 21, 2015 edition—Round 1.3 is a total success, Energy bidding has started, and solar energy on the rise       Blind Spots   Historic climate change agreement needs US$16.5 trillion. 196 countries reached an agreement to limit their emissions to keep temperatures from raising more […]

December 14, 2015 edition—Mexican oil price at its lowest, four new fields discovered, and Wirewatt competing with CFE         Blind Spots   Mexican oil hits new low: US$27.86 per barrel. Following OPEC’s production ceiling announcement, the Mexican oil price fell by US$3.26 per barrel to hit its lowest price in eleven years (Spanish). North Sea Brent Crude […]

December 14, 2015 edition—Mexican oil price at its lowest, four new fields discovered, and Wirewatt competing with CFE         Blind Spots   Mexican oil hits new low: US$27.86 per barrel. Following OPEC’s production ceiling announcement, the Mexican oil price fell by US$3.26 per barrel to hit its lowest price in eleven years (Spanish). North Sea Brent Crude […]

December 7, 2015 edition—Pemex contributes less, CFE and China sign investments, Iberdrola breezes along         Blind Spots   Illegal recording of OHL implicates Pemex and CFE. Allegedly, the chief of Pemex facilitated a meeting with CFE and OHL executives to discuss the award of Empalme 1 Combined Cycle Plant (Spanish). CFE denies the meeting took place, but […]

December 7, 2015 edition—Pemex contributes less, CFE and China sign investments, Iberdrola breezes along         Blind Spots   Illegal recording of OHL implicates Pemex and CFE. Allegedly, the chief of Pemex facilitated a meeting with CFE and OHL executives to discuss the award of Empalme 1 Combined Cycle Plant (Spanish). CFE denies the meeting took place, but […]

November 30, 2015 edition—Moody’s downgrades the Pemex credit rating, three refineries to be upgraded, crude oil production at its lowest level       Blind Spots   New record low for crude oil production and refining. The IMF estimated Mexico will produce 2.2 million barrels per day during 2016, the lowest level since 1980 (Spanish). Pemex estimates that by the […]

November 30, 2015 edition—Moody’s downgrades the Pemex credit rating, three refineries to be upgraded, crude oil production at its lowest level       Blind Spots   New record low for crude oil production and refining. The IMF estimated Mexico will produce 2.2 million barrels per day during 2016, the lowest level since 1980 (Spanish). Pemex estimates that by the […]

November 23, 2015—CFE now able to sell fuels, electricity market open, and Pemex pension system overhaul         Blind Spots   Power grid upgrade disrupts historic district. CFE has 43 construction works underway causing noise and traffic jams, raising dust, and slowing down retail sales, complain neighbors in Mexico City’s historic central district. The works, at a cost […]

November 23, 2015—CFE now able to sell fuels, electricity market open, and Pemex pension system overhaul         Blind Spots   Power grid upgrade disrupts historic district. CFE has 43 construction works underway causing noise and traffic jams, raising dust, and slowing down retail sales, complain neighbors in Mexico City’s historic central district. The works, at a cost […]

November 16, 2015—Pemex TRI starts operations, TransCanada and Kinder Morgan get gas projects.           Blind Spots   Landslide causes power outage. CFE restored service to 2,870 users affected by a landslide in Santa Fe, an upscale business and residential district in Mexico City (Spanish). Almost twenty thousand feet of land crashed down and the houses near […]

November 16, 2015—Pemex TRI starts operations, TransCanada and Kinder Morgan get gas projects.           Blind Spots   Landslide causes power outage. CFE restored service to 2,870 users affected by a landslide in Santa Fe, an upscale business and residential district in Mexico City (Spanish). Almost twenty thousand feet of land crashed down and the houses near […]

November 9, 2015—Round 1.3 picks up, Pemex faces economic and production troubles and new energy projects keep coming.         Blind Spots   Lots of losses for Pemex in the third quarter. The company’s income dropped 22% this quarter y-o-y, to 313.7bn from MXN406.5, affected by the MXN90.9bn exchange rate loss and the MXN96.9bn tax charge (Spanish) (English). […]

November 9, 2015—Round 1.3 picks up, Pemex faces economic and production troubles and new energy projects keep coming.         Blind Spots   Lots of losses for Pemex in the third quarter. The company’s income dropped 22% this quarter y-o-y, to 313.7bn from MXN406.5, affected by the MXN90.9bn exchange rate loss and the MXN96.9bn tax charge (Spanish) (English). […]

November 2, 2015 edition—Pemex gets US oil swap license, Sener offers bigger E&P pie, and Jalisco winds up.         Blind Spots  Hurricane Patricia leaves small traces. In preparation for the cyclone’s landfall, three major sea ports (English) and 300 gasoline stations (Spanish) along Mexico’s Pacific shoreline shut down last week. Luckily, Patricia’s strongest winds hit in a […]

November 2, 2015 edition—Pemex gets US oil swap license, Sener offers bigger E&P pie, and Jalisco winds up.         Blind Spots  Hurricane Patricia leaves small traces. In preparation for the cyclone’s landfall, three major sea ports (English) and 300 gasoline stations (Spanish) along Mexico’s Pacific shoreline shut down last week. Luckily, Patricia’s strongest winds hit in a […]

October 26, 2015 edition—CFE buys “cyber” coal, lower house OKs 2016 budget, and Mexico joins Carbon Pricing Panel.         Blind Spots   ASEA saves Pemex’s bacon from Abkatún tragedy. The new oil safety agency spared Mexico’s state oil company sanctions over the April oil rig accident that killed seven people and curbed overall crude output by nearly […]

October 26, 2015 edition—CFE buys “cyber” coal, lower house OKs 2016 budget, and Mexico joins Carbon Pricing Panel.         Blind Spots   ASEA saves Pemex’s bacon from Abkatún tragedy. The new oil safety agency spared Mexico’s state oil company sanctions over the April oil rig accident that killed seven people and curbed overall crude output by nearly […]

CFE awards more projects, Sener launches gas pipeline plan, and Mexico joins TPP.         Blind Spots   Pemex exports more but earns less. During the first eight months of 2015, the state oil company made US$15.68bn from oil exports (Spanish), almost half what it earned in the same period last year. The share of crude in Mexico’s […]

CFE awards more projects, Sener launches gas pipeline plan, and Mexico joins TPP.         Blind Spots   Pemex exports more but earns less. During the first eight months of 2015, the state oil company made US$15.68bn from oil exports (Spanish), almost half what it earned in the same period last year. The share of crude in Mexico’s […]

October 12, 2015 edition—Round One secures lion’s share, Pemex TRI goes live, and Siemens transforms power.         Blind Spots   Profeco sends warning to Volkswagen. The consumer protection agency could penalize the German automaker for false advertising with up to MXN3.7m for every car busted with emissions-rigging software (Spanish)—some 32,000 vehicles are being checked. Facing a potential […]

October 12, 2015 edition—Round One secures lion’s share, Pemex TRI goes live, and Siemens transforms power.         Blind Spots   Profeco sends warning to Volkswagen. The consumer protection agency could penalize the German automaker for false advertising with up to MXN3.7m for every car busted with emissions-rigging software (Spanish)—some 32,000 vehicles are being checked. Facing a potential […]

October 5, 2015—Round One picks up, government keeps VW on check, and Pemex makes new appointments.         Blind Spots   Mexican authorities keep VW on check amid international emissions-rigging scandal. Semarnat, Profepa, and Profeco are evaluating the German automaker’s information to determine whether it has met local environmental regulations. Since 2009, Volkswagen has sold 32,000 diesel-powered vehicles […]

October 5, 2015—Round One picks up, government keeps VW on check, and Pemex makes new appointments.         Blind Spots   Mexican authorities keep VW on check amid international emissions-rigging scandal. Semarnat, Profepa, and Profeco are evaluating the German automaker’s information to determine whether it has met local environmental regulations. Since 2009, Volkswagen has sold 32,000 diesel-powered vehicles […]

September 28, 2015—CFE awards new projects, Carstens stays till 2021, gas grid grows, and monarchs fall.         Blind Spots   Illicit fuel taps suck MXN50m (≈US$3m) daily from Pemex. During January-August, the company identified 3,547 illegal taps in its pipeline system, almost 51% more than in the same period last year. Pemex has lost MXN13.2bn to fuel […]

September 28, 2015—CFE awards new projects, Carstens stays till 2021, gas grid grows, and monarchs fall.         Blind Spots   Illicit fuel taps suck MXN50m (≈US$3m) daily from Pemex. During January-August, the company identified 3,547 illegal taps in its pipeline system, almost 51% more than in the same period last year. Pemex has lost MXN13.2bn to fuel […]

September 21, 2015— Pemex and oil union renew deal, Sener tweaks Round One rules, and blind fishes save energy.         Blind Spots   Pemex changes procurement chief amid political scandal. The state firm has appointed Gustavo Escobar as head of Pemex Procurement and Supply to replace Arturo Henríquez (Spanish). Last week, Henríquez resigned amid suspicions of having […]

September 21, 2015— Pemex and oil union renew deal, Sener tweaks Round One rules, and blind fishes save energy.         Blind Spots   Pemex changes procurement chief amid political scandal. The state firm has appointed Gustavo Escobar as head of Pemex Procurement and Supply to replace Arturo Henríquez (Spanish). Last week, Henríquez resigned amid suspicions of having […]

September 14, 2015 edition—CNH inks Round One contracts, Sener issues MEM rules, and the belt tightens for 2016.         Blind Spots   Pemex suffers worst financial crisis since 1993. Between January and July 2015, the company accumulated a loss of MXN176.5bn (around US$10.5bn) (Spanish). These results are mainly due to lower exports revenues caused by a 48% […]

September 14, 2015 edition—CNH inks Round One contracts, Sener issues MEM rules, and the belt tightens for 2016.         Blind Spots   Pemex suffers worst financial crisis since 1993. Between January and July 2015, the company accumulated a loss of MXN176.5bn (around US$10.5bn) (Spanish). These results are mainly due to lower exports revenues caused by a 48% […]

September 7, 2015—Round One sweetens up, Mexbol gets dizzy, and some Pemex workers steal fuel.         Blind Spots    Round One’s phase four is still missing… The government has postponed indefinitely the tender of deepwater and extra-heavy oil blocks (Spanish), originally scheduled for early August. Reckoning today’s tough market conditions (English), Sener plans deeper adjustments as it […]

September 7, 2015—Round One sweetens up, Mexbol gets dizzy, and some Pemex workers steal fuel.         Blind Spots    Round One’s phase four is still missing… The government has postponed indefinitely the tender of deepwater and extra-heavy oil blocks (Spanish), originally scheduled for early August. Reckoning today’s tough market conditions (English), Sener plans deeper adjustments as it […]

August 31, 2015 —GDP outlook slumps again, Round One gains some speed, and SAT has a new watchdog.         Blind Spots  Here comes the triple whammy. The Secretary of Finance has cut its 2015 GDP growth estimate to 2%-2.8% (English), down from a 2.2%-3.2% range. This decision came as the US dollar crossed the MXN17-per-unit threshold (Spanish) […]

August 31, 2015 —GDP outlook slumps again, Round One gains some speed, and SAT has a new watchdog.         Blind Spots  Here comes the triple whammy. The Secretary of Finance has cut its 2015 GDP growth estimate to 2%-2.8% (English), down from a 2.2%-3.2% range. This decision came as the US dollar crossed the MXN17-per-unit threshold (Spanish) […]

August 24, 2015 —An E&P tender is missing, Mexico hedges its oil, and US-Pemex crude swap is a go.         Blind Spots   Where did phase four go? Dedicated to deepwater and heavy oil blocks, Round One’s fourth tender never came in early August as scheduled. CNH said it was not cancelled, only delayed three weeks due […]

August 24, 2015 —An E&P tender is missing, Mexico hedges its oil, and US-Pemex crude swap is a go.         Blind Spots   Where did phase four go? Dedicated to deepwater and heavy oil blocks, Round One’s fourth tender never came in early August as scheduled. CNH said it was not cancelled, only delayed three weeks due […]

August 17, 2015 edition— Round One perking up, oil and fuels slump, and a miner wanders around.         Blind Spots   Another one bites the dust! Federal authorities caught a suspect identified by Pemex as a fuel-theft boss in Hidalgo state (Spanish). The execution of a search warrant led to the seizure of two properties, 41 vehicles, […]

August 17, 2015 edition— Round One perking up, oil and fuels slump, and a miner wanders around.         Blind Spots   Another one bites the dust! Federal authorities caught a suspect identified by Pemex as a fuel-theft boss in Hidalgo state (Spanish). The execution of a search warrant led to the seizure of two properties, 41 vehicles, […]

The Weekly Brief: Mexico August 10, 2015 edition—Recasting Round One, CFE is under scrutiny, and Mexican crude prices drop fast.       Blind Spots   CFE is in the eye of the storm. CFE faces nearly 8,000 complaints about service and charges in Mexico City (Spanish) at a time of controversy around its close ties with OHL (English). CFE […]

The Weekly Brief: Mexico August 10, 2015 edition—Recasting Round One, CFE is under scrutiny, and Mexican crude prices drop fast.       Blind Spots   CFE is in the eye of the storm. CFE faces nearly 8,000 complaints about service and charges in Mexico City (Spanish) at a time of controversy around its close ties with OHL (English). CFE […]

August 3, 2016 edition—Hedging next year’s oil price, a glum outlook for the peso, and CFE plants some trees. Blind Spots       Pemex suffers 11th straight quarter in the red. The company reported a net loss of MXN84.6bn (US$5.2bn) during Q2 2015 (English), up almost 62% y-o-y. Meanwhile, its average oil production declined by 9.8% (English) to 2.225 […]

August 3, 2016 edition—Hedging next year’s oil price, a glum outlook for the peso, and CFE plants some trees. Blind Spots       Pemex suffers 11th straight quarter in the red. The company reported a net loss of MXN84.6bn (US$5.2bn) during Q2 2015 (English), up almost 62% y-o-y. Meanwhile, its average oil production declined by 9.8% (English) to 2.225 […]

July 27, 2015—Round One investment, idle pipeline capacity, and the peso plums record lows.     Blind Spots   Organized crime is reaching out to telecomm and electricity workers. Tamaulipas Attorney General investigates a case of non-authorized use of video surveillance equipment involving Telmex and CFE personnel, some of whom are detained (Spanish). The 160 devices dismantled so far are […]

July 27, 2015—Round One investment, idle pipeline capacity, and the peso plums record lows.     Blind Spots   Organized crime is reaching out to telecomm and electricity workers. Tamaulipas Attorney General investigates a case of non-authorized use of video surveillance equipment involving Telmex and CFE personnel, some of whom are detained (Spanish). The 160 devices dismantled so far are […]

July 20, 2015 edition—Round One’s sobering tender, Pemex losses deepen, and a rash of pipeline deals       Blind Spots   Top Pemex official is off the hook in extortion case. Miguel Ángel Maciel Torres, deputy director of Pemex E&P’s new businesses area, was declared free of charges (Spanish) in the extortion case currently investigated by federal authorities. Evidence […]

July 20, 2015 edition—Round One’s sobering tender, Pemex losses deepen, and a rash of pipeline deals       Blind Spots   Top Pemex official is off the hook in extortion case. Miguel Ángel Maciel Torres, deputy director of Pemex E&P’s new businesses area, was declared free of charges (Spanish) in the extortion case currently investigated by federal authorities. Evidence […]

July 6, 2015 edition—SENER’s power plan, transparent oil, and Pemex film critics.         Blind Spots   Mexico’s 2P and 3P hydrocarbon reserves reach a 12-year low. The hydrocarbons commission reported a 7.3% fall in probable reserves, which landed at 22,813 million barrels of oil equivalent (mboe) in 2014 (Spanish). Meanwhile, possible reserves dropped by 11.3% to reach […]

July 6, 2015 edition—SENER’s power plan, transparent oil, and Pemex film critics.         Blind Spots   Mexico’s 2P and 3P hydrocarbon reserves reach a 12-year low. The hydrocarbons commission reported a 7.3% fall in probable reserves, which landed at 22,813 million barrels of oil equivalent (mboe) in 2014 (Spanish). Meanwhile, possible reserves dropped by 11.3% to reach […]

June 29, 2015 edition—online (and pipeline) hackers, multi-service stations, and a torrent of new permits         Blind Spots   Round One Phase Three shrinks by one. The third tender has lost one of its 26 blocks to Mexican steel giant AHMSA’s mining unit (English). A federal court ruled in favor of the amparo lawsuit the company filed […]

June 29, 2015 edition—online (and pipeline) hackers, multi-service stations, and a torrent of new permits         Blind Spots   Round One Phase Three shrinks by one. The third tender has lost one of its 26 blocks to Mexican steel giant AHMSA’s mining unit (English). A federal court ruled in favor of the amparo lawsuit the company filed […]

June 22, 2015 edition—a disunited union, CFE goes global, and new rules for the midstream.         Blind Spots   The IMP union remains disunited. After nearly three years of dispute, the Mexican Petroleum Institute Workers’ Union (SNTIMP) continues to accuse its top leaders of abuse of power and corruption (Spanish). Union representatives recently presented new proof of […]

June 22, 2015 edition—a disunited union, CFE goes global, and new rules for the midstream.         Blind Spots   The IMP union remains disunited. After nearly three years of dispute, the Mexican Petroleum Institute Workers’ Union (SNTIMP) continues to accuse its top leaders of abuse of power and corruption (Spanish). Union representatives recently presented new proof of […]

June 15, 2015 edition—Pemex’s gas problem flares up, hydro power on hold, and the last word on Round One, phase one.         Blind Spots   Oil production improved slightly in May, but the big picture is unchanged. Pemex produced 2.23 million oil barrels per day in May, a 1.3% monthly ramp-up but a 10% annual decrease (Spanish). […]

June 15, 2015 edition—Pemex’s gas problem flares up, hydro power on hold, and the last word on Round One, phase one.         Blind Spots   Oil production improved slightly in May, but the big picture is unchanged. Pemex produced 2.23 million oil barrels per day in May, a 1.3% monthly ramp-up but a 10% annual decrease (Spanish). […]

June 8, 2015 edition—teachers vs. gas stations, Pemex labor relations, and electricity interconnections (legal and not).         Blind Spots   Unionized oil workers could file for “amparos” against Pemex. Starting August 1st, oil workers of the Grupo Unido Regeneración Sindical plan to appeal for legal protection against any adverse modification (Spanish) to their 2015-2017 collective agreement, which […]

June 8, 2015 edition—teachers vs. gas stations, Pemex labor relations, and electricity interconnections (legal and not).         Blind Spots   Unionized oil workers could file for “amparos” against Pemex. Starting August 1st, oil workers of the Grupo Unido Regeneración Sindical plan to appeal for legal protection against any adverse modification (Spanish) to their 2015-2017 collective agreement, which […]

June 1, 2015 edition—Round One-Phase One guest list, improving the North American climate, and a geothermal dragon.       Blind Spots   Illicit fuel taps caused a MXN17bn leak in 2014. Last year, Pemex spotted 4,404 illicit taps on its fuel pipelines (Spanish), a 34.4% annual increase (Spanish) and a historical record. Seeking to reduce the associated losses, the […]

June 1, 2015 edition—Round One-Phase One guest list, improving the North American climate, and a geothermal dragon.       Blind Spots   Illicit fuel taps caused a MXN17bn leak in 2014. Last year, Pemex spotted 4,404 illicit taps on its fuel pipelines (Spanish), a 34.4% annual increase (Spanish) and a historical record. Seeking to reduce the associated losses, the […]

May 25,2015 edition—power sector bankability, US oil export legislation, and nano-scale steam engines         Blind Spots   Abkatun’s oil output still below pre-accident levels. During the first ten days of May, Pemex’s Abkatun-A Permanente oil rig ramped up crude production and exports by 8.3% and 29% (Spanish), respectively. However, both remain 84,000 barrels per day short of […]

May 25,2015 edition—power sector bankability, US oil export legislation, and nano-scale steam engines         Blind Spots   Abkatun’s oil output still below pre-accident levels. During the first ten days of May, Pemex’s Abkatun-A Permanente oil rig ramped up crude production and exports by 8.3% and 29% (Spanish), respectively. However, both remain 84,000 barrels per day short of […]

May 18, 2015 edition—Pemex budget cuts, (free) power to the people, and a World Heritage university.     Blind Spots  Pemex may not meet its Round Zero obligations. Pemex is at risk of relinquishing the oil and gas fields it was assigned during Round Zero amid serious financial constraints (Spanish) (English). The company faces the combined effects of deep budget […]

May 18, 2015 edition—Pemex budget cuts, (free) power to the people, and a World Heritage university.     Blind Spots  Pemex may not meet its Round Zero obligations. Pemex is at risk of relinquishing the oil and gas fields it was assigned during Round Zero amid serious financial constraints (Spanish) (English). The company faces the combined effects of deep budget […]

May 11, 2015 edition—Round 1 (phase 3), Pemex shipbuilding, and remote control lightbulbs.         Blind Spots   Organized crime violence shocks Jalisco on labor holiday. A wave of violence took over Guadalajara and its surroundings after the Jalisco New Generation Cartel attacked different military and civilian targets (English-paywall). Five gasoline service stations were completely destroyed during the […]

May 11, 2015 edition—Round 1 (phase 3), Pemex shipbuilding, and remote control lightbulbs.         Blind Spots   Organized crime violence shocks Jalisco on labor holiday. A wave of violence took over Guadalajara and its surroundings after the Jalisco New Generation Cartel attacked different military and civilian targets (English-paywall). Five gasoline service stations were completely destroyed during the […]

May 4, 2015 edition—Pemex’s identity crisis, holding back the wind, and a looming labor shortage         Blind Spots   Gone with the wind? Members of the indigenous community of Juchitán presented an amparo lawsuit (Spanish) against Eólica del Sur’s consultation process for the construction of a 396 MW wind project. This adds to a record of disputes […]

May 4, 2015 edition—Pemex’s identity crisis, holding back the wind, and a looming labor shortage         Blind Spots   Gone with the wind? Members of the indigenous community of Juchitán presented an amparo lawsuit (Spanish) against Eólica del Sur’s consultation process for the construction of a 396 MW wind project. This adds to a record of disputes […]

April 27, 2015 edition: radioactive thieves, Norse surveyors, and smart pipelines.         Blind Spots Upper house members allege millionaire fraud by CFE. PAN Senators asked the Attorney General to investigate the MXN3.6bn contract that CFE signed with Casanova Rent for the procurement of over 7,000 vehicles (Spanish). The legislators cited a lack of transparency in both the […]

April 27, 2015 edition: radioactive thieves, Norse surveyors, and smart pipelines.         Blind Spots Upper house members allege millionaire fraud by CFE. PAN Senators asked the Attorney General to investigate the MXN3.6bn contract that CFE signed with Casanova Rent for the procurement of over 7,000 vehicles (Spanish). The legislators cited a lack of transparency in both the […]

April 20 edition: Regulators on the rise, EV scarcity, and a revolutionary tortilla maker.         Blind Spots LPG distributor loses permit after hospital tragedy. SENER has revoked Gas Express Nieto’s permit (English) to operate the Tláhuac LPG distribution plant, which fed the delivery truck that caused January’s explosion in a maternity hospital. ASEA will follow up with […]

April 20 edition: Regulators on the rise, EV scarcity, and a revolutionary tortilla maker.         Blind Spots LPG distributor loses permit after hospital tragedy. SENER has revoked Gas Express Nieto’s permit (English) to operate the Tláhuac LPG distribution plant, which fed the delivery truck that caused January’s explosion in a maternity hospital. ASEA will follow up with […]

April 13, 2015 edition: Midterm elections, pipeline investments, and mega metropolises. Blind Spots Tanker trucks or pipelines: both are vulnerable to theft. Pemex reported 1,261 cases of sabotage against gasoline and diesel road tankers from 2006 to 2014 (Spanish), of which only 117 resulted in criminal prosecution. The majority of incidents occurred in the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Guanajuato, […]

April 13, 2015 edition: Midterm elections, pipeline investments, and mega metropolises. Blind Spots Tanker trucks or pipelines: both are vulnerable to theft. Pemex reported 1,261 cases of sabotage against gasoline and diesel road tankers from 2006 to 2014 (Spanish), of which only 117 resulted in criminal prosecution. The majority of incidents occurred in the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Guanajuato, […]

April 6, 2015 edition: Pemex platform fire, government budget woes, and robo-sumo wrestlers.     Blind Spots Tragedy on Pemex offshore platform. A massive fire broke out (Spanish) (English) in Pemex’s Abkatun-A Permanente oil rig in the Bay of Campeche. The blaze killed four workers and injured 16 (Spanish) (English) including twelve from oil service companies.   The Road to […]

April 6, 2015 edition: Pemex platform fire, government budget woes, and robo-sumo wrestlers.     Blind Spots Tragedy on Pemex offshore platform. A massive fire broke out (Spanish) (English) in Pemex’s Abkatun-A Permanente oil rig in the Bay of Campeche. The blaze killed four workers and injured 16 (Spanish) (English) including twelve from oil service companies.   The Road to […]

March 30, 2015 edition: Demonstrations, energy brands, and the price of IPPs     Blind Spots Massive demonstrations take over Mexico City. The 77th Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation was marked by numerous protests (Spanish) from peasant groups, oil and electricity unions, and the Energy Users National Assembly. The protests focused on the energy reform’s impact (English) on unionized labor, […]

March 30, 2015 edition: Demonstrations, energy brands, and the price of IPPs     Blind Spots Massive demonstrations take over Mexico City. The 77th Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation was marked by numerous protests (Spanish) from peasant groups, oil and electricity unions, and the Energy Users National Assembly. The protests focused on the energy reform’s impact (English) on unionized labor, […]

March 23, 2015 edition: Service station irregularities, budget troubles, and chickens for oil     Blind Spots Problems at the pump. In 2014, seven out of ten gasoline service stations (Spanish) (from a national sample of 1,800) presented anomalies or resisted inspections by the Federal Consumer Protection Agency. Some of the most common irregularities included fuels theft, broken pump security […]

March 23, 2015 edition: Service station irregularities, budget troubles, and chickens for oil     Blind Spots Problems at the pump. In 2014, seven out of ten gasoline service stations (Spanish) (from a national sample of 1,800) presented anomalies or resisted inspections by the Federal Consumer Protection Agency. Some of the most common irregularities included fuels theft, broken pump security […]

 March 16, 2015 edition: Round One contracts, oil worker protests and natural gas role reversal   Blind Spots Protests planned for Oil Expropriation Day. Unionized oil workers are organizing demonstrations for next 18 March (Spanish), the 77th Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation, to protest the layoff of roughly 3,000 Pemex employees from the Cangrejera, Pajaritos and Lázaro Cárdenas downstream facilities. […]

 March 16, 2015 edition: Round One contracts, oil worker protests and natural gas role reversal   Blind Spots Protests planned for Oil Expropriation Day. Unionized oil workers are organizing demonstrations for next 18 March (Spanish), the 77th Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation, to protest the layoff of roughly 3,000 Pemex employees from the Cangrejera, Pajaritos and Lázaro Cárdenas downstream facilities. […]

 March 9, 2015 edition: Pemex retirees, Round 1(part 2), falling oil exports and electricity prices Blind Spots Safety costs MXN0.41 per kilo. SENER issued new rules (Spanish) for securing at least MXN3.5bn of annual private investment in the LPG distribution industry, seeking to enhance safety of operations (Spanish). Permit holders will have to earmark MXN0.41 per kilogram of LPG sold (Spanish) for equipment replacements, maintenance, […]

 March 9, 2015 edition: Pemex retirees, Round 1(part 2), falling oil exports and electricity prices Blind Spots Safety costs MXN0.41 per kilo. SENER issued new rules (Spanish) for securing at least MXN3.5bn of annual private investment in the LPG distribution industry, seeking to enhance safety of operations (Spanish). Permit holders will have to earmark MXN0.41 per kilogram of LPG sold (Spanish) for equipment replacements, maintenance, […]

March 2, 2015 edition: Wholesale power market rules, economic slowdown, Pemex budget cuts   Blind Spots Stealthily milking the cash cow. Pemex has lost almost MXN46bn over the past six years due to fuels theft (Spanish). This figure is equivalent to nearly 3% of the state-run company’s total sales in 2013. Since 2009, losses from illicit milking of Pemex pipelines […]

March 2, 2015 edition: Wholesale power market rules, economic slowdown, Pemex budget cuts   Blind Spots Stealthily milking the cash cow. Pemex has lost almost MXN46bn over the past six years due to fuels theft (Spanish). This figure is equivalent to nearly 3% of the state-run company’s total sales in 2013. Since 2009, losses from illicit milking of Pemex pipelines […]

February 23, 2015 edition: CFE subsidiaries, fuel theft deterrence,  and good vibrations.   Blind Spots Gas distributor in the dock after explosion. SENER and the Federal District’s Attorney-General (PGJDF) divulged the results of the survey (Spanish) conducted in Cuajimalpa’s children hospital after the January accident. PGJDF’s prosecution could lead to both administrative and criminal sanctions against LPG permit-holder Gas Express […]

February 23, 2015 edition: CFE subsidiaries, fuel theft deterrence,  and good vibrations.   Blind Spots Gas distributor in the dock after explosion. SENER and the Federal District’s Attorney-General (PGJDF) divulged the results of the survey (Spanish) conducted in Cuajimalpa’s children hospital after the January accident. PGJDF’s prosecution could lead to both administrative and criminal sanctions against LPG permit-holder Gas Express […]

February 16, 2015 edition: Round 1 challenges, oil prices tick up, and CFE breathes new life into old power plants.   Blind Spots Traveling with baggage. Carlos Morales Gil, former head of Pemex PEP, was appointed as director of Petrobal, an E&P independent owned by Grupo Bal, the owner of mining companies Peñoles and Fresnillo. This announcement has caused controversies […]

February 16, 2015 edition: Round 1 challenges, oil prices tick up, and CFE breathes new life into old power plants.   Blind Spots Traveling with baggage. Carlos Morales Gil, former head of Pemex PEP, was appointed as director of Petrobal, an E&P independent owned by Grupo Bal, the owner of mining companies Peñoles and Fresnillo. This announcement has caused controversies […]

February 9, 2015 edition: Oil hedge returns, union deals, and anthropomorphic cockroaches   Blind Spots More rules to fix poor enforcement. Amid social pressure from the recent children’s hospital tragedy, senators urge local and federal authorities to overhaul LPG contractors and distributors’ safety protocols (Spanish). Legislators blame corruption and irregularities in both licensing procedures and operations: LPG distributor Gas Express […]

February 9, 2015 edition: Oil hedge returns, union deals, and anthropomorphic cockroaches   Blind Spots More rules to fix poor enforcement. Amid social pressure from the recent children’s hospital tragedy, senators urge local and federal authorities to overhaul LPG contractors and distributors’ safety protocols (Spanish). Legislators blame corruption and irregularities in both licensing procedures and operations: LPG distributor Gas Express […]

February 2, 2015 edition: LPG explosion, Pemex contractor registration, and energetic jellyfish.   Blind Spots A hospital explosion raises LPG safety concerns. A leak from a damaged LPG delivery truck destroyed a children’s hospital killing 3 and injuring more than 70 (Spanish). The tragedy brought to light the high level of recorded LPG leaks (Spanish), particularly by the company involved […]

February 2, 2015 edition: LPG explosion, Pemex contractor registration, and energetic jellyfish.   Blind Spots A hospital explosion raises LPG safety concerns. A leak from a damaged LPG delivery truck destroyed a children’s hospital killing 3 and injuring more than 70 (Spanish). The tragedy brought to light the high level of recorded LPG leaks (Spanish), particularly by the company involved […]

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