Reading the Mexican Tea Leaves for 2019

On the eve of President elect López Obrador’s inauguration, we have some thoughts on what 2019 might hold.   Can Crude Stop the Slide? President elect López Obrador (AMLO) has… Read More.

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Navigating NAFTA

October 18, 2017

  Nearly 25 years after President Bill Clinton signed what would become one of his legacy achievements, the US, Mexico and Canada have gathered around the table once again to… Read More.

Back From The Brink

October 11, 2017

  Summer went out with a bang for US refiners. Following the barrage of wind, rain and flooding brought on by four consecutive hurricanes, nearly a third of all US… Read More.

Fresh Off The Boat

October 4, 2017

  With oil prices holding more-or-less stable for the past six months, many in the industry have settled into new routines. For the time being it appears that energy markets… Read More.

Lessons From An Oilfield Bumper Sticker

September 7, 2017

Anyone who’s spent time in oil and gas has heard about the old bumper sticker: “Please God, give me one more oil boom. I promise I won’t blow it this… Read More.

Event Recap: Mexico Gas Summit

June 1, 2017

  Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the Mexico Gas Summit here in San Antonio. Many thanks to Jay Applewhite and his team for… Read More.

Positioned for Success

March 6, 2017

  Last month I had the pleasure of hearing Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian speak at an event hosted by the San Antonio Business Journal. Like many in the industry, I… Read More.

Update: Mexico’s Retail Fuels Market

January 25, 2017

Last July, we discussed the Mexican government’s decision to deregulate the country’s retail fuels market. Six months later, the future of this tremendous opportunity is beginning to take shape. When… Read More.

Four Things to Look For in Your Midstream Partners

December 8, 2016

You’ve been there before: You call your trucking company to schedule a pick up on the 20th. You tell them it has to be picked up on the 20th. “No… Read More.

What Will Recovery Look Like?

November 3, 2016

  Since flirting in the upper $20s earlier this year, oil prices have seen a slight rebound in recent months. Increasingly, operators are cautiously bullish, exploring fresh plays and testing… Read More.