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2014 Texas #TribuneFest Energy Track: What Mexican Energy Reform Means for Texas

2014 Texas #TribuneFest Energy Track: What Mexican Energy Reform Means for Texas

Jorge Piñon will moderate a panel of experts on the impact the Mexican energy reform on Texas.

State of Texas House and Senate Public Hearings

State of Texas House and Senate Public Hearings

Jorge Piñon will be giving testimony at two public hearings this month; the first will be Sept. 19 in a Senate committee hearing, and the second will be a committee hearing for the House on Sept. 26.

Geopolitics of Natural Gas in the Western Hemisphere

Geopolitics of Natural Gas in the Western Hemisphere

Join the Institute of the Americas and the Latin America and Caribbean Program for a discussion on how the U.S. energy revolution and natural gas can be used to increase diplomacy and support economic development across the Western Hemisphere.

A New Latin America & Caribbean Energy Issue Brief:

A New Latin America & Caribbean Energy Issue Brief:

The Possible Loss of Venezuelan Heavy Crude Oil Imports Underscores the Strategic Importance of the Keystone XL Pipeline - by Jorge R. Piñon


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Obama Nominates Maria Echaveste for Ambassador to Mexico

Maria Echaveste, a native of Texas and former Clinton White House official, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next ambassador to Mexico.  If confirmed she will be the first woman to hold the position; most recently she served as the nation’s special representative to Bolivia from 2009 to 2010. by Suzanne…

Barclays: U.S. Independent Refiners – CITGO Valuation Analysis

Barclays Equity Research, September 15, 2014 Barclay’s Capital Inc. just released a report regarding the valuation of PDVSA’s CITGO; its U.S. refining and marketing company.  CITGO is comprised of three refineries in Texas, Louisiana and Illinois with a total of 749 mbd refining capacity.  In recent weeks the media has reported a potential value of…

Pemex advances diesel program at Mexican refineries

Pemex has sent a contract to Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas in order to begin an unltralow-sulfur diesel project at its Lazaro Cardenas refinery. Engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of three new refining units are all included in the contract. The contract will be carried out in two phases, the first will cost $50 million and is…

Brazil ‘falling off world oil map’ over failed policies

Due to the increased costs, reduced efficiency, and increased risk resulting from Brazil’s energy policies, investors are beginning to lose interest. Countries like Mexico, Iran, Iraq and Algeria are causing Brazil to lose out because investors are more attracted to their policies that are more welcoming to private sector investment. The IBP has stated that…

Brazil to export up to 2 million b/d by 2018-2020

Brazil’s ANP announced that growing production from the country’s subsalt oil fields will make the country a large crude oil exporter. Exports are expected to be anywhere from 1.5 million to 2 million bpd by the year 2022. The increase in sales should generate up to $65 billion positive impact on Brazil’s trade balance. by Jeff…

Argentina July LNG imports down 7% as domestic production climbs

Argentina’s imports of liquefied natural gas showed a 7 percent decline in July, compared to July 2013. This is the first year-on-year decline in LNG imports for July since 2009. Average temperatures for the country are coldest in the July month each year for Argentina, so imports of LGN are used mainly for both residential…

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