• 4 minutes 2nd Annual Great Oil Price Prediction Challenge of 2019
  • 7 minutes Nucelar Deal Is Dead? Iran Distances Itself Further From ND, Alarming Russia And France
  • 10 minutes Don Jr. Tweets name Ukraine Whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella. Worked for CIA during Obama Administration, Hold over to Trump National Security Counsel under Gen McCallister, more . . . .
  • 13 minutes Shale pioneer Chesepeak will file bankruptcy soon. FINALLY ! The consolidation begins
  • 32 mins More dumbed down? re Hong Kong Act of Congress
  • 21 hours EU has already lost the Trump vs. EU Trade War
  • 31 mins U.S. Shale Output may Start Dropping Next Year
  • 1 hour Winter Storms Hitting Continental US
  • 2 hours U.S. Shale To Break Records Despite Bearish Rhetoric
  • 56 mins Aramco IPO magic trick
  • 1 day Pope Proposes New Sin: Thou Shalt Not Destroy The Harmony Of The Environment
  • 20 hours What are the odds of 4 U.S. politicians all having children working for Ukraine Gas Companies?
  • 5 hours Petroleum Industry Domain Names
  • 2 hours Crazy Stories From Round The World
  • 1 day Article: Did Exxon only make $39 Million onshore U.S. last quarter ?
  • 20 hours PennEast Appealing Wacky 3rd Circuit Decision to Supreme Court
  • 1 day Visualizing Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Production (Through September 2019)
  • 1 day Last I Checked
  • 20 hours China 2019 - Orwell was 35 years out

Breaking News:

UK Oil Sector May Be Hit With More Taxes

OPEC Output Soars As Venezuela Bounces Back From The Brink

OPEC Output Soars As Venezuela Bounces Back From The Brink

Despite Saudi overcompliance and political…

Mexico Vows To Expose Oil Firms Pedaling False Promises

Mexico

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador threatened on Thursday to publicly name the oil companies which have delayed their promised investments into Mexico’s oil sector.

“The majority of these companies are asking for extensions,” said Lopez Obrador, as carried by Reuters.

The Mexican president, in office since December last year, has repeatedly criticized the energy reform of his predecessor, calling it “a failure.”

Lopez Obrador vowed to hold a “Who’s Who” presentation at one of his regular news conferences.

López Obrador has been a vocal critic of the energy reform of his predecessor Enrique Peña Nieto, who opened in 2013 Mexico’s oil and gas sector to private investment for the first time in seven decades.  

Six months into office, the populist left-wing President López Obrador blasted the energy reform as “a failure” and vowed not to call new bidding rounds for foreign oil companies for oil exploration and production in Mexico unless those companies show results, because currently they are not investing and not producing.

Two weeks into office, López Obrador suspended in December 2018 new oil auctions for three years. In June, Mexico’s energy regulator CNH also canceled an auction to pick foreign partners for Mexican state energy giant Pemex scheduled for October.

Related: $300 Oil: What If The Attacks In Saudi Arabia Had Destroyed Production?

Last month, Obrador slammed again the energy sector reform that Nieto enacted when he took office, saying that it failed to result in any increase in oil production but has instead benefited foreign companies.

“If there’s no production from the (energy reform’s) contracts that were given away, we can’t say we’re going to continue giving away concessions,” Lopez Obrador said at the end of September.

At the same time, López Obrador seeks a greater role for Pemex in reversing the downward trend in Mexican oil production and is criticizing the energy reform and the foreign oil firms for failing to do so.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play