The case of contractor Oceanografía has been years in the making; although most of what is being reported now concerns its most recent actions, general knowledge of its practices stretch back to the administration of President Vicente Fox. Although Oceanografía is now literally scrambling in its attempt to run from the [...]Continue Reading →
2013 will no doubt be remembered as a decisive year for the Mexican oil and gas industry. Although there are obvious reasons why this statement rings true (Energy Reform being chief among them), perhaps it is important to briefly go over certain overlooked industry developments from 2013. It is possible that we then [...]Continue Reading →
The necessary number of local congresses has ratified the energy reform only a little over three days after being approved in the Lower House. This unusual demonstration of consistent legislative expediency from the part of Mexican representatives all over the country is sure to inform the suspicions of many members of the opposition [...]Continue Reading →
It was in the midst of shouting matches, barricades and stripping politicians that the long-awaited Mexican Energy Reform passed the Lower House (in an alternate auditorium after access to the main house floor was blocked by members of the PRD opposition) Thursday morning. This came after yet another 20-hour legislative session in what [...]Continue Reading →
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 →