Dow Jones - What if you held an auction and there were no bidders for half of the assets? That's what happened to Mexico's state-owned oil monopoly — Pemex — last week when it opened the bidding for production at six exploration sites in the Chicontepec basin.
Reuters - Leaders of Mexico's opposition conservatives unveiled an outline for a market-friendly energy reform Thursday, saying it would lure billions of dollars in private investment to the country's struggling oil and gas sector.
Recharge - Italian developer Enel Green Power has nailed down two power purchase agreements with Delphi Automotive and Banamex worth $485 million for its 100 MW Dominca wind farm in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi.
Thomson Reuters Foundation – Mexican policymakers, who see cutting residential emissions as essential have turned to a so-called Eco House program that offers buyers of newly built homes increased comfort and energy cost savings.
The Hill - The White House said Tuesday that it opposes House legislation to implement a 2012 administration pact with Mexico on Gulf of Mexico drilling cooperation, citing “unnecessary, extraneous provisions that seriously detract from the bill.”
Recharge - Italian renewables developer Enel Green Power has tied up a $100 million loan from BBVA to help finance planned investments in Oaxaca, where the company currently has almost 200 MW of capacity, including wind and hydro installations.
EFE - Mexico's conservative opposition National Action Party, or PAN, said it had come up with an "extraordinarily cutting-edge" energy-sector overhaul plan, although it refrained from providing any details on the proposal for the time being.
Reuters - Spanish oil company Repsol and China's Sinopec are among the 16 energy firms and consortia that have qualified for next month's auction of six blocks in Mexico's Chicontepec basin, state-run oil monopoly Pemex said on Tuesday.
Reuters - The vast Ku Maloob Zaap oil field is the jewel in the crown of Mexico's oil industry, pumping one in every three barrels of crude the country produces. But behind the luster, Pemex quietly expects a gloomier future for the aging field.
Bloomberg - Vestas Wind Systems, a the wind-turbine maker, won a 155-megawatt order from Infraestructura Energetica Nova, the Mexican unit of U.S. natural-gas utility Sempra Energy. They’ll be installed at the Sierra Juarez wind power plant in Baja California.