North American Energy: Transboundary Markets in Local and Cross-Border Policy in Northeastern Mexico and Texas

The Institute for Regional Development in the School of Government and Public Transformation at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, along with the Baker Institute's Center for Energy Studies and Mexico Center, held a March 10 forum in Monterrey, Mexico, on “North American Energy: Transboundary Markets in Local and Cross-Border Policy in Northeastern Mexico and Texas.”

Participants examined current energy trends in North America, as well as the impact of technology, economics and public policy on the transborder region and on binational cooperation between key actors in the energy sector. Forum panelists also discussed the use of economies of scale, the regulation of environmental negative externalities, the correct administration of unexpected price fluctuations, the development of renewable energy sources, and the assignation of resources in the petroleum and electricity industries. 

Please note that this event was held at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Click here to register.

 

Agenda 

8:00 am

 

 

Breakfast and Registration

8:45 am

 

 

Welcome and Introduction

Amado Villarreal González, Ph.D.
Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Director, Rice University’s Baker Institute Mexico Center

9:00 am

 

 

Panel I – North America Energy Integration and Global Energy Markets

Moderator: Luis Serra, Ph.D., Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Antoine Halff
Center of Global Energy Policy at Columbia
Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Francisco J. Monaldi, Ph.D.
Rice University’s Baker Institute and ITESM
The Political Economy of the Oil Market

Isidro Morales, Ph.D.
Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

10:30 am    

Panel II – Cross-Border North American Energy Market Integration

Moderator: Isidro Morales, Ph.D., Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Adrián Duhalt Gómez, Ph.D.
Universidad de Las Américas Puebla
Rice University's Baker Institute Mexico Center
Regional Energy, Gas Pipelines and Infrastructure in North America

Marcela López Vallejo
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica
Renewables and Cross-Border Electricity Trade between California and Baja California

Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Director, Rice University's Baker Institute Mexico Center
Deepening Ties: Mexico's Energy Reform and the Binational Relationship

 11:30 am    

Plenary Session

Moderator: Amado Villarreal González, Ph.D., Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Kenneth Medlock III, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Rice University's Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies

1:00 pm    

Lunch Speaker

Gregorio Canales
Undersecretary of Energy, Government of Nuevo León

2:00 pm    

Panel III – Challenges and Opportunities for Northern Mexico-Texas Nexus

Moderator: Adrián Duhalt Gómez, Ph.D., Universidad de Las Américas Puebla, Rice University's Baker Institute Mexico Center

Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Dallas
Shale Gas Industry Development in Texas and Northern Mexico

Hermann Tribukait Vasconcelos
Fondo de Sustentabilidad Energética
Opportunities for Collaboration between Mexico and Texas

Rogelio Montemayor Seguy, Ph.D.
Cluster Minero Petrolero de Coahuila

Amada Villarreal González, Ph.D.
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Regional Energy Integration

 3:30 pm    

Closing Remarks

Francisco J. Monaldi, Ph.D.
Rice University’s Baker Institute and ITESM
The Political Economy of the Oil Market

3:45 pm    

Final Words

Roberto Russildi, Ph.D.
Sustainable Development Secretary, Government of Nuevo León

       
Group(s): Mexico Center

When?

Thu, March 10, 2016
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

School of Government and Public Transformation
Av. Eugenio Garza Lagüera y Rufino Tamayo
Colonia Valle Oriente, San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León
Mexico