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Although the rumor has been spreading for a while now, earlier this month Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud, Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, announced that the state-owned national oil company Saudi Aramco was eyeing the possibility of an IPO. This consideration is said to come mostly in the wake of low oil prices, which […]

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After conducting in-depth interviews with 183 key stakeholders in the Mexican oil and gas industry, and a careful process of transforming their perspectives, ideas and ambitions into a 381 page comprehensive overview of the latest developments in the sector, the 2013 edition of Mexico Oil & Gas Review is currently done and at the printer.


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The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will have various political, social, and economic implications in Venezuela and worldwide. His petrodollars filled the Venezuelan coffers and sponsored his socialist revolution for years – even though oil production has fallen 25% since […]

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On Thursday last week, a panel was held at the Instituto Tecnologico Autónomo de México (ITAM) to introduce a new report on the Mexican oil and gas industry, titled “A New Beginning for Mexican Oil: Principles and Recommendations for a Reform in Mexico’s National Interest”. The report was produced after a series of […]

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During the six years that Felipe Calderón has been president of Mexico, three different people have led the country’s Energy Ministry. Georgina Kessel Martínez, an economist who had previously been head of the Mexican Mint, joined Calderón’s cabinet in 2006 as head of the Ministry of Energy. She was instrumental in pushing through the 2008 […]

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