Bloomberg -The end of Mexico’s 75-year state energy monopoly is making potential allies of Alfa, a conglomerate with a stake in U.S. shale wells, and Colombia’s Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.
WSJ - Over the past decade, Amado Yáñez Osuna was a highflying CEO with good political ties. He turned up at events with prominent ruling-party members, and lent his private jet to party officials. But then the party lost power.
Reuters - Mexican state-run oil company Pemex is preparing to sell its 9.3 percent stake in Spain's Repsol, according to a media report on Monday, after the appointment of a new chief executive further soured relations between the two firms.
LAT - President Enrique Pena Nieto has answered - in detail and publicly - Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron’s challenge to answer 10 questions about how the government plans to open up Pemex to foreign investment and where the profits would go.
EFE - Latin America's largest solar power plant, a facility with 39 MW of generating capacity, has gone online in the state of Baja California Sur. The Aura Solar I photovoltaic power plant will supply electricity to La Paz.
Reuters - China's largest energy company CNPC will compete for future oil and gas development rights in Mexico, a top company executive said on Thursday, which could happen as soon as the end of this year.
Reuters - Mexico's energy ministry aims to find a middle ground between strengthening state-run oil company Pemex and ensuring major opportunities for new private producers under a landmark energy overhaul, a top government official said Wednesday.
Fuel Fix - The opening of Mexico’s energy market could bring in as much as $35 billion in outside investment for the country’s oil and gas plays, a Mexican oil executive said, boosting capital from $25 billion to $60 billion.
Oil & Gas - Mexico's state-owned oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, is planning to invest $27.7 billion in 2014, the most in its history and the vast majority of which will go toward crude oil exploration and production.
Reuters - Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex said its losses for the fourth-quarter more than doubled from a year ago after it lowered the value of assets including its Burgos gas field.