Political Uncertainty and Mexico’s Energy Reform

Mexico has successfully implemented its energy reform, which has led to increased private participation in its oil and gas blocks and continued interest from major international exploration and production firms. Now, as Mexico prepares to hold a presidential election in July 2018, many investors wonder if changes in leadership will also lead to changes to the implementation of the reform or in the contracts negotiated with the current administration. 

At this event, Jesús Reyes-Heroles, former CEO of Pemex and Mexico’s former secretary of energy, will examine the latest developments in the country’s energy sector. A panel of experts also will offer perspectives on the potential for changes to the reform and its implementation. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Mexico Center and Center for Energy Studies. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerMexico.



8:00 am — Breakfast
8:30 am — Presentation


Featured Speaker

Jesús Reyes-Heroles
Former CEO of Pemex and former Secretary of Energy, Mexico; Executive President, StructurA; and Nonresident Fellow, Baker Institute Mexico Center



Miriam Grunstein, Ph.D.
Chief Energy Counsel, Brilliant Energy Consulting, and Nonresident Scholar, Baker Institute Mexico Center

Pablo Medina
Senior Analyst — Latin America Upstream Research, Wood Mackenzie

Lourdes Melgar, Ph.D.
Research Affiliate, Center for Collective Intelligence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and former Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons of Mexico

Moderated by Francisco J. Monaldi, Ph.D., Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy, Baker Institute


Group(s): Mexico Center


Thu, Feb. 15, 2018
8 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
Rice University's Baker Institute — 6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005

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