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Case Studies

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.

In The Club, Not Out Of The Woods.

In just six short weeks President Pena Nieto will hand over the reins of power to wily outsider Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. As we inch closer to the AMLO era,… Read More.

Where the Rhetoric Meets the Road

  In just 10 weeks, Mexico’s President-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will take the big seat in the world’s 11th most populous country. As we inch closer to the AMLO… Read More.

Politics Make Strange Bedfellows

It’s been just over a month since Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador secured his landslide victory over Ricardo Anaya to capture the Presidency of Mexico. A damning indictment of establishment politicians,… Read More.

Mexico Has Their Man. Now What?

The people of Mexico have spoken and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is their man. Often referred to by his initials, AMLO proved that the third time is the charm, capping… Read More.

Reflections On The Summit

Last week, more than 150 oil and gas professionals from the US and Mexico joined together in San Antonio for the 4th Mexico Gas Summit. This year’s conversation centered on… Read More.

San Antonio Express-News: Energy relationship between Texas, Mexico touted at energy summit

Mexican officials Thursday touted their nation’s connections with the U.S. energy industry, ties that have strengthened recently despite continuing trade frictions with the Trump administration. U.S. companies are exporting record… Read More.

4th Mexico Gas Summit | One Cypress Energy

  Industry Exchange’s Mexico Gas Summit is back in San Antonio for its fourth annual meeting, June 7-8, 2018. One Cypress Energy’s Chad Smith will be returning to the stage… Read More.

Reform Madness

A recent poll revealed that the majority of Mexican consumers still do not have a grasp on the conditions that made energy reform necessary. Regardless, Mexican drivers seem to have… Read More.

Making Moves

After an extended turnaround process, Pemex’s Madero and Minatitlan refineries are poised to resume operations in the coming weeks, but concerns about the national oil company’s downstream efforts persist. In… Read More.

There Will Be Work

  With announcements of foreign investment becoming increasingly rare, it looks like 2018 may be a lost cause for new projects. But what about 2019? Will first movers be rewarded… Read More.

Extending an Olive Branch?

  While politicians promote defiant nationalism on both sides of the border, recent developments suggest a more collaborative approach to the challenges of trade between the United States and Mexico…. Read More.

If An Auction is Held in Mexico …

  Shell didn’t have an ace up its sleeve this time around. Indeed, Logistica’s attempt to auction off storage capacity and pipeline access in Coahuila and Tamaulipas was more flounder… Read More.

Spring Broke?

  It’s Spring Break here in San Antonio and as the kids say, “Sun’s Out, Guns Out.” Ok ok, maybe that shouldn’t be this week’s slogan given the rash of… Read More.

Auctions and Appointments

From new ambassadors to new administrations, big changes are coming to Mexico—and we’ve got some predictions. Keep reading for our take on an AMLO energy policy and learn about a… Read More.

The Only Constant Is Change

  If there’s one thing you can say about Pemex, it’s this: they aren’t afraid to change things up. In this issue of Market Update, we’ll look at the oil… Read More.

Leading Off

  With winter coming to a close, the greatest season is almost upon us. That’s right, I’m talking about baseball season. And with a lineup stacked with talent the likes… Read More.

Pipelines and Partnerships

  Previous issues of Market Update have explored some of the more colorful obstacles facing foreign investors in Mexico. From drug cartels armed with heavy artillery to huachicoleros packing drills… Read More.

Did You Hear That Crash?

  As the saying goes, what goes up, must (eventually) come down. Unfortunately for Mexico, bpd is skyrocketing in the US and plummeting across the border. Is it a blip… Read More.

A Dangerous Proposition

  What do Mexican drug cartels and 65,000 sq. km of untapped resources have in common? They’re both in this issue of Market Update! Read on to learn more about… Read More.

An International Affair

  Every January, politicians and business leaders descend on Davos, Switzerland to discuss global economic policy at the World Economic Forum. This year, the crowd will include some familiar faces… Read More.

Hooked on a Feeling, High on Believing

  The holiday hangovers have subsided and a few of us are still keeping up with those New Year’s resolutions: eating right, exercising, and believing that 2018 can deliver on… Read More.

A Step Forward, Backward, and Sideways

    College football season is officially over, and once again the Alabama Crimson Tide have come out on top. South of the border, however, a new season is coming:… Read More.

Our 2018 Wish List

  I know, I know … it’s the holiday season and everyone’s busy running around. With competition for eyeballs at an all-time high, I’ve decided to keep the year’s final… Read More.

Volumes and Issues

  As we approach the end of the year, Mexico looks like a much different market than it did just 12 months ago. The country is increasingly home to non-Pemex… Read More.

The Year in Review

  After getting off to a slow start, Mexico’s energy reforms kicked into high gear during 2017. Attracted by the prospect of building a market from the ground up, many… Read More.

From Monopoly to Free Market

    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

  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

  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?

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

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

  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.

San Antonio Business Journal: San Antonio Companies Landing Lucrative Energy Deals in Mexico

As Mexico’s historic energy reforms move forward, several oil and gas companies from San Antonio are finding lucrative business deals south of the border. During the two-day Mexico Gas Summit… Read More.

San Antonio Business Journal: Texas Companies Scramble to Meet Demand for Refined Products in Mexico

Several Texas companies are scrambling to build infrastructure projects to meet growing demand for gasoline, diesel and other refined oil products in Mexico. Mexico has six aging refineries with sagging production…. Read More.

San Antonio Business Journal: New Lease Allows SA-Based Midstream Company to Quadruple Border Footprint

A joint venture and a new lease at the Port of Brownsville will soon allow San Antonio-based midstream company One Cypress Energy to quadruple its footprint along the U.S./Mexico border. One… Read More.

Positioned for Success

  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.

San Antonio Business Journal: Exports to Mexico Top of Mind for Oil & Gas Industry

As the oil and gas industry continues to recover from a two-year long commodity price downturn, producers from the Lone Star State are keeping an important customer in mind. Mexico has… Read More.

San Antonio Business Journal: It’s a New Day for the Oil & Gas Industry

One Cypress Energy joined Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian at a Business Pulse event hosted by the San Antonio Business Journal. Sworn into office last month as one of three commissioners to regulate the… Read More.

Update: Mexico’s Retail Fuels Market

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.

San Antonio Business Journal: SA-Based Midstream Company Plans to Expand Border Operations Amid Mexico’s “Gasolinazo”

One Cypress Energy LLC founders Bruce Smith and Greg Wright are looking beyond the images of angry protestors on television and social media in Mexico, where recent protests and unrest… Read More.

Four Things to Look For in Your Midstream Partners

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.

Dallas Business Journal: Upstream Without a Paddle?

The current downturn has been difficult for everyone in the energy sector, but none have been hit harder than small upstream firms. As oil slogs through a second year of… Read More.

What Will Recovery Look Like?

  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.

Houston Business Journal: Brownsville Port has an Advantage in Mexican Fuels Market

As the sixth largest consumer of retail fuels, Mexico presents an attractive opportunity for international trade. Demand is already well in excess of the country’s domestic production capability, and consumption… Read More.

Election 2016: What’s at Stake for Oil and Gas?

  Election season is always an uneasy time for the oil and gas industry, and this year is no exception. After all, government regulations can change the course of an… Read More.

Mexico’s Retail Fuel Revolution

  Did you know that Mexico is the world’s sixth largest consumer of retail fuels? With demand well in excess of the country’s domestic production capability, Mexico imports an estimated… Read More.

Yahoo! Finance: One Cypress Energy Announces Advisory Solutions Service Line with Launch of New Website

SAN ANTONIO–Unveiled alongside the launch of a new corporate website, One Cypress Energy (OCE) announced this week the introduction of One Cypress Advisory Solutions (OCAS), a new service line providing… Read More.

Adapting to an Uncertain Future

  How do you navigate a changing energy landscape? It’s a question that has been asked with increasing frequency over the past two years, and the answer is simple: If… Read More.

Chapter 7 Oil and Gas Producer

One Cypress Advisory Solutions helps Chapter 7 Oil and Gas Producer A trustee with limited oil and gas background needed a consulting solution that provided both operational and back office… Read More.

OCE Featured in Energy and Mining International

OCE Featured in Energy and Mining International One Cypress Energy was recently featured in an article by Eric Slack for Energy and Mining International. In this article, Eric writes about… Read More.