The Clock is Ticking

President Lopez Obrador cruised to an overwhelming victory last year on one specific message: he would stamp out bribery and corruption and revive Mexico’s oil and gas industry. But, the… Read More.

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From Monopoly to Free Market

December 1, 2017

    As Mexico continues its phased deregulation of the country’s retail fuels market, Pemex finds itself in an unfamiliar position: Forced to compete. Indeed, it’s a busy time for… Read More.

No One Said It Was Gonna Be Easy

November 15, 2017

  As the Mexican fuels market continues to mature, domestic firms are running into roadblocks as they seek to develop the infrastructure necessary to ensure a stable supply chain. Systemic… Read More.

Greater than the Gulf

November 8, 2017

  The deregulation of Mexico’s refined fuels market has been a boon to American firms, particularly those operating in the USGC. But the opportunities made available in Mexico’s emerging market… Read More.

What Are You Doing About Mexico?

November 1, 2017

  September saw Mexico’s six refineries eke out their lowest levels of gasoline production in 27 years. Combined with a steady growth in demand for refined fuels, the obvious question… Read More.

Feeling Confident

October 25, 2017

  Last week I joined over 230 industry professionals in Houston for the Argus Mexican Refined Products Markets Conference. As always, Argus put on a terrific event, and I left feeling as bullish as… Read More.

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.