Archive for the ‘Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex)’ Category

Pemex: World’s Most Indebted Oil Company

Via The Economist, a look at Pemex and why the Mexican government is propping it up: It is rare for the CEO of a company to admit to being anxious. But when, on October 9th, Octavio Romero, head of Pemex, Mexico’s national oil company, appeared before lawmakers, he came close to doing so. Mr Romero […]

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Billions in Oil Riches Vanish in Latin America as Pemex Stumbles

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report on how Pemex has seen its crude output decline almost every year since 2004 as mismanagement, debt and failing projects drag down Mexico’s oil giant: The rebound in oil prices over the last two years brought in record profits for the world’s largest crude producers, shoring up local economies and boosting jobs. Despite the fanfare, […]

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Pemex’s Losses Deepen Mexico’s Financial Woes

Via STRATFOR (subscription required), a short report on Pemex: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s failure to strengthen Pemex’s finances and shore up domestic oil production will exacerbate Mexico’s public finance woes from COVID-19.  On Aug. 24, Mexico’s state-owned energy giant Pemex reported its lowest level of monthly crude oil production since 1979, with the company’s […]

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Mexico’s Pemex: From Cash Cow To Resource Drain

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at Pemex: At the end of 2016, Pemex came up with a new strategy: it would focus exclusively on profitable activities. The plan, a no-brainer for most businesses, was a novelty for Mexico’s state oil company, a national champion created in 1938 after Mexico expropriated US and UK […]

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RSVP: Mexico’s Invitation To Foreign Oil Companies

Courtesy of Fortune, a look at the impact that Mexico’s recent decision – seventy-six years after nationalizing its oil business – to invite foreign companies back to drill might have upon Pemex: Mother Nature long coddled Mexico’s national oil company, blessing it with fountains of homegrown black gold. But in recent years she has gotten […]

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Mexico Opens Up Energy Sector

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on Mexico’s decision to open up its energy sector: President Enrique Peña Nieto has unveiled plans to change Mexico’s constitution and open up the country’s energy sector to foreign investors for the first time in 75 years, a move that could unleash billions of dollars of investment from […]

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