Until 2013, Mexico’s energy sector was largely closed to international investment, and the country’s energy policy had a domestic rather than international focus. However, as global energy markets are diversifying, Mexico has begun to reform its energy sector, including its oil, gas and electricity subsidiaries. The Mexico Center focuses on energy reform and its implementation, and the overall impact on Mexico’s energy sector.
Ongoing Research Project
This project focuses on the challenges Mexico faces in implementing energy reforms under the rule of law. It analytically and critically examines some of the key legal aspects of Mexico's new energy sector by drawing on the knowledge of scholars and experts from institutions in the U.S. and Mexico.
- NAFTA Negotiations: What's In It For The U.S.-Mexico Energy Trade?
- New Fuel Retailers Eye PEMEX Market
- The Winter of our Discontent: The Implications of Mexico's Hefty Gasoline Price Hikes
- Looting Fuel Pipelines in Mexico
- Bid by Bid, Mexico Is Building a Private Oil and Gas Sector
- State-building, the Modernization of the Legal System, and Institutional Effectiveness in Mexico: Notes on the 2013–2014 Energy Reform
- Arbitration and Investment Protection within the Context of the Energy Reform in Mexico: A First Approach based on COMMISA v. PEMEX and KBR v. Mexico
- The New Energy System in the Mexican Constitution
- Coordination of the Regulators of the Hydrocarbon Sector: Is It Optimal for the Rule of Law?
- Innovation as an Imperative for the Mexican Oil Industry Post Energy Reform
- The New Legal and Regulatory Framework of the Mexican Electrical Sector: Possibilities of Inclusion of Small and Medium-sized Companies
- The Implementation of the Energy Reform and Socio-environmental Conflicts Regarding Hydrocarbons in Mexico
- The Role of Local Governments in the Energy Sector and Implications of the Energy Reform for Local Governments
- The Environmental Challenges of Mexico's Energy Reform
- Local Content in the Petroleum Industry — Mexico
- Accountability, Transparency, and Responsibility within the Scope of the Energy Reform in Mexico
- Economic Competition and the Energy Sector: The Electricity and Natural Gas Markets
- The Rule of Law and Foreign Investment in Oil: Petroleum Nationalism in Latin America and Its Implications for Mexico
- Is Pemex planning to sell its fertilizer subsidiary?
- Prologue: Energy, the Law, and "The Mexican Way"
- Looming Conflicts? Energy Reform Priorities and the Human Right of Access to Water in Mexico
- Security, the Rule of Law, and Energy Reform in Mexico
- Continental Energy Integration in North America: The Emergence of Nonconventional Fuels and the Restructuring of Integrative Trends
- Let There Be Light in Mexico! Analysis of the Strategic Human Resources Training Program for the Energy Industry
- Low Oil Prices Mean Trouble for Mexican Government’s Finances
- The Future of PEMEX – Opportunities and Challenges
- Mexican Energy Reform: A Security Nightmare for Multi-Nationals Operating in Mexico
- Mexico’s Energy Reforms and Competitiveness in the Automobile Sector
- Technology Transfer and Energy Reform in Mexico
- Natural Gas Supply and Production of Ammonia and Urea in Mexico: Structural Setbacks and Policy Implications
- How Houston Benefits from Mexico’s Energy Reform
- Land Ownership and Use Under Mexico’s Energy Reform
- Mexico is Doing a Poor Job Preparing Students
- Education, Employment Opportunities, and Energy Reform in Mexico
- Tapping Mexico’s Shale Gas Resources – Future Promise and Practical Challenges
- Philosophy of the Biddable Variable: Why the Bidder’s Work Program is Important
- Mexico’s Energy Reform of 2014: When Will It Lead to Market Dynamics?
- Will PEMEX Remain “First among Equals” Under Mexico’s Upcoming Petroleum Legislation?
- Coordinating Regulatory Agencies: New Governance for Mexico’s Energy Sector
- How Mexico’s Energy Reforms May Ease Its Dependence on Food Imports
- Energy Reform and Security in Northeastern Mexico
- Mexico’s Oil Reform: Looking for Metrics of Success
- Energy Reform Moves Forward in Mexican Senate, but Obstacles Remain for Big Oil
- Mexico’s Energy Reform: Powering the Future
- Political Uncertainty and Mexico’s Energy Reform
- PEMEX's Strategy and Mexico's Energy Reform: Looking Ahead
- Book Presentation: The Rule of Law and Mexico’s Energy Reform
- Mexico's Energy Reform: Opportunities in All Directions
- North American Energy: Transboundary Markets in Local and Cross-Border Policy in Northeastern Mexico and Texas
- The Rule of Law and Mexico’s Energy Reform
- North American in Global Energy Markets: Infrastructure and Integration
- Mexico’s Energy Reform: Let the Bidding Begin
- McLarty Lecture Series: A Conversation with Emilio Lozoya
- Mexico’s Energy Reform: Powering the Future