For further reading on the subject of yesterday’s post, you can check out this article on Romero Deschamps’ reaction to his exclusion from the Pemex Board of Directors in El Occidental, or this comparison between “La Quina” and Deschamps put together by ADN Político.
Energy reform has passed in the Mexican [...]Continue Reading →
After four months of debate, negotiation and controversy following the official announcement of the executive energy reform proposal back in early August, it appears that a workable agreement has been reached between the two dominating parties in Mexico’s legislative chambers (the center-right ruling party Partido Revolucionario Institucional, or PRI, and the right-leaning Partido [...]Continue Reading →
Over a week ago, the state of Michoacán was subjected to several attacks on Pemex and CFE installations; a total of 24 gas stations and electrical installations in towns like Uruapan, Zamora and Apatzingán were targeted with Molotov cocktails and gunfire. No one was hurt, but 420,00 energy consumers were affected; the attacks [...]Continue Reading →
Shale gas is not yet the most divisive and polemic aspect of the coming energy reform (that dubious title would belong to the constitutional amendments). However, it is not far-fetched to say that shale gas might become one of the most controversial topics surrounding not only the energy reform, but Mexico’s energy future [...]Continue Reading →
After delaying the announcement for a week, President Peña Nieto finally unveiled his energy reform proposal at 11:00am on August 12th, 2013. In a ceremonial act that took place at Los Pinos, the current administration gave a general outline on what the energy reform document submitted [...]Continue Reading →
Responding to what is now a mounting and deafening public argument between politicians, economists, analysts, columnists and activists, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto announced on twitter he was postponing his official unveiling of the PRI’s proposal for energy reform until next week. One could argue, however, that this unveiling is merely a political gesture, since [...]Continue Reading →