Mexico’s Energy Reform: Is it Still on Track?

Lourdes Melgar
Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons 
Secretariat of Energy of Mexico (SENER)

Juan Carlos Zepeda 
President Commissioner 
National Hydrocarbons Commission of Mexico (CNH)

Salvador Ugalde
Head, Hydrocarbon Income Unit
Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico (Hacienda)

David Goldwyn
Chair, Energy Advisory Group and Senior Nonresident Energy Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council; President, Goldwyn Global Strategies; Former Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs, US Department of State

Welcome Remarks:
Peter Schechter
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

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More than seven months since implementing legislation was enacted, Mexican energy officials are optimistic about the promise of the country’s historic energy reforms. The reforms hold exciting promise, but questions about the pace, implementation, and contracting have arisen. With Mexico offering the first oil blocks to domestic and foreign investors in eighty years, will oil and gas companies line up as expected? Is Mexico ready to become a first-in-class investment destination for the energy industry? What are the effects of the low oil prices?

Join us for a conversation with top officials implementing the reform. They will chart the progress made to date in implementing the reforms, offer a real-time update on the regulatory infrastructure, and explain the regulations to provide for energy sector transparency. 


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Discussion: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

A light breakfast will be served

Atlantic Council 
1030 15th Street NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005