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Energy reform could boost Mexico's long-term oil production

By Bob Downing Published: August 25, 2014

From the U.S. Energy Information Administration today:


Graph of projected Mexican oil production, as explained in the article text

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Outlook 2014 preliminary projections

On August 11, Mexico's president signed into law legislation that will open its oil and natural gas markets to foreign direct investment, effectively ending the 75-year-old monopoly of state-owned Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex). These laws, which follow previously adopted changes in Mexico's constitution to eliminate provisions that prohibited direct foreign investment in that nation's oil and natural gas sector, are likely to have major implications for the future of Mexico's oil production profile. As a result of the developments in Mexico over the past year, EIA has revised its expectations for long-term growth in Mexico's oil production.

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