Energy Latam Blog | 2016 Jan | W2 – 4

Weekly Highlights Mexico While Brazil’s corruption perception ranking took a hit in Transparency International’s index, Mexico’s remained steady (see map). 2015 was a year to celebrate predictability, but corruption remains an issue with which Mexico must contend as it continues to implement energy reforms. Nonetheless, in contrast with the region’s largest economy, the Mexican government […]

Energy Latam Blog | 2016 Jan | W1

Weekly Highlights (plus a bonus) Feliz Año Nuevo | Happy New Year | Feliz Ano 2016!! Venezuela Earlier this week, newly elected opposition lawmakers were sworn in (English) to the Venezuelan Congress. The opposition won a super majority in Congress that is being challenged by the ruling Socialist party (PSUV). The country’s state-owned oil company, […]

Energy Latam Blog | 2015 Dec | W2

Weekly Highlights Mexico Pemex is looking at entering external markets and is scheduled to open five total franchise (English) gas stations in Houston in December 2015 to test the U.S. market. Pemex brand recognition is high among the large percentage of Hispanics residing in Houston. The new stations are part of a larger strategy (Spanish) to increase […]