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Mexico’s Shale Gas Resources

Mexico’s Shale Gas Resources.

Advocates of Mexico's energy reform hope that foreign investment can help expand shale gas extraction in Mexico, but major challenges lie ahead, writes Marissa Hall, research intern at the Baker Institute Mexico Center. Along with security concerns for energy sector growth in Mexico, additional issues of land rights and use, water shortages, and investment risks for foreign companies might impede the reform’s progress. 

Read "Tapping Mexico’s shale gas resources — Future promise and practical challenges" in the Sept. 9, 2014, Baker Institute Blog.