Allan on February 20th, 2021

This is not a typical February in Texas. The state was hit by a late winter storm, bringing freezing temperatures, ice, snow, and power shutdowns. The storm also sparked off a disagreement over the energy mix in Texas and was also linked to the controversy over the proposed Green New Deal. For the entire blog […]

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Allan on August 26th, 2014

The government of Mexico has finally passed historic legislation enacting energy reform.   The reform opens up Mexico’s energy sector to private companies which can bid for the rights to drill and share in the profits, whereas before they could only be subcontracted.  Another goal is to make the state oil company PEMEX (Petróleos Mexicanos) more […]

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On August 11th, 2014, an official signing ceremony was held at Mexico’s Palacio Nacional,  the ceremonial capitol building. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law a 21-part package of reforms to the Mexican energy industry. This historic legislation is designed to open up the energy sector and make PEMEX, the government oil company, into an […]

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Allan on December 30th, 2013

It’s been a busy year in Mexico, with all the reforms passed by the Peña Nieto administration and the Mexican Congress.  The end of calendar year 2013 is a time of reflection on the past year and the year that is about to begin. For the entire article, click here. Article by Allan Wall, published December […]

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Allan on December 23rd, 2013

The groundbreaking reform of Mexican energy law, which allows private investment, is now the law of the land.  For the entire article, click here . Article by Allan Wall, published December 23rd, 2013, on .

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The pace of reform in the Mexican Congress has been moving rapidly.  Within one week,  revolutionary changes have been made to energy law and election law.   For the entire article, click here.  Article by Allan Wall, published on, December 16th, 2013.

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Allan on November 18th, 2013

The future of  Mexico’s state-owned petroleum monopoly PEMEX (Petróleos Mexicanos)  is under consideration in Mexico.  It might be valuable to compare and contrast PEMEX with other state oil companies worldwide. Most oil worldwide is controlled by state-owned oil companies.  Most of them allow forms of private investment and partnership with private companies.  With PEMEX, on the […]

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Allan on September 2nd, 2013

Once again, the future of PEMEX, Mexico’s petroleum monopoly, is being debated.  It’s an important issue economically, but it’s more than that.  PEMEX in Mexican society is related to perceptions of national sovereignty and Mexican identity.   It’s a complicated issue. For the entire article, click here. Article by Allan Wall, published on, September 2nd, […]

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