Reuters - Mexico's energy reform is a long-term positive for the country and Petroleos Mexicano's (Pemex) credit quality, while Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) faces margin pressures, according to a new Fitch Ratings report.
Oil & Gas Journal - International oil and gas companies keenly await more details as Mexico's Congress drafts and debates secondary laws to implement its recently passed energy reforms. Opinions vary on whether Mexico can meet the deadlines it scheduled.
Fox News Latino - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has made a concerted effort to reach out to Western powers during his trip to the World Economic Forum this week, highlighting the Islamic Republic’s need for greater energy ties with Latin America.
Reuters - Mexican state-run company Pemex will sign a cooperation memorandum with Russia's No.2 oil producer Lukoil on Friday, the Pemex chief executive told Reuters as the country is opening up its energy sector in a move to boost production.
Reuters - Mexican state oil company Pemex and Guatemala will build a $1.2 billion, 600-kilometer (370-mile) gas pipeline linking the two countries and giving local manufacturers access to cheaper energy, a Guatemalan presidential spokesman said.
Upstream - Aberdeen’s Mintra Training Portal has landed a six-figure, three-year contract from Mexico’s Oro Negro to provide e-learning courses for offshore workers in the Gulf of Mexico.
Bloomberg - The flood of North American crude oil is set to become a deluge as Mexico dismantles a 75-year-old barrier to foreign investment in its oil fields. The estimated doubling in Mexican oil output would be equivalent to adding another Nigeria to world supply, or about 2.5 million barrels a day.
NYT - President Enrique Peña Nieto, in what could be the biggest economic change in two decades, is on the verge of rewriting the constitution to open Mexico’s oil, gas and electricity industry to private investment — a provocative move that could shake up the North American energy industry and test the storied grip Mexico’s oil has had on its soul.
Bloomberg - Enel Green Power, a unit of Italy’s biggest utility, started work on a $196 million wind farm in Mexico’s central municipality of Charcas through a local subsidiary. The 100-megawatt project will be completed in the second half of next year.
Reuters - Mexico's Senate on Wednesday signed off on an energy bill that aims to lure private capital into the state-run oil and gas industry in the biggest shake-up since a 1938 nationalization, sending it to the lower house for debate and final approval.