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Trion in 2028 – Mexico’s First Deepwater Development
Recent Mexican regulatory authority approval of the Trion field development plan marks the final step in formally moving the country’s first deepwater E&P project forward. It has been 11 years since PEMEX first made the discovery, and it will take another five years to see first oil if all goes as planned. It is a historic moment in Mexico’s long oil & gas development history, with significant implications for Mexico’s deepwater future, including potential PEMEX E&P joint ventures.… [READ MORE]
Will Energy Policy Take Its Rightful Place in the 2024 Presidential Campaign?
Amid broad initial skepticism about the inclusion of energy policy in the 2024 presidential campaign, Xochitl Gálvez, the opposition coalition's presidential candidate, seems to have wasted no time in positioning it as a pivotal issue on the campaign trail. The question is, will it take the spotlight in the midst of other issues likely to take center stage?… [READ MORE]
Decoding Venezuela's New Methane Price and Transportation and Distribution Rate Resolutions
On August 29, 2023, the Ministry of Petroleum published two resolutions establishing both natural gas transportation and distribution rates as well as new methane gas pricing. The release of resolutions 019 and 020 represents an effort to rectify long overdue commercial adjustments. While our assessment suggests that the resolutions fall short, at least PDVSA has taken a first step.
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PDVSA Adds New Suppliers to the Mix
PDVSA could be switching up its imports strategy. The company recently received a new shipment of naphtha from Italy, following a provisional adjustment in U.S. sanctions policy. Meanwhile, condensate imports from Iran seem to have been put on pause. Could Venezuela be shifting more activity toward the West?… [READ MORE]
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Impact of Colombia’s 2022 Elections on the Country’s Vital Extractive Sectors and Energy Transition Plans
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Colombia’s extractive sectors remain a cornerstone of the country’s economy and a vital source of government revenue. Simultaneously, energy transition commitments, including those stemming from COP 26, will demand complex policy d. . . [READ MORE]
Venezuela sanctions and climate action — a fresh approach
Friday, December 3, 2021
Almost one year since the inauguration of President Joe Biden, United States sanctions policy toward Venezuela has yet to be formally reviewed. Worse, enforcement has been almost non-existent. Venezuelan oil exports have greatly increa. . . [READ MORE]
Simplifying a Complex Regulatory and Risk Landscape
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
IPD's Managing Director, John Padilla's recent interview with Mexico Business News covers has assessment of the country's oil and gas industry in light of ongoing political challenges.
By Pedro Alcalá | Thu, 07/22/2021 - 12:44
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Covid-19 and Latin America’s Energy Sector
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Today, Tomorrow and Beyond the Crisis
Here is our contribution to the Institute of the Americas' special report on Covid-19 and its impact on the Latin American energy sector.
Where do things stand today in (your cou. . . [READ MORE]