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

The Hon. Juan Carlos Zepeda
President Commissioner,
National Hydrocarbons Commission of Mexico

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:
Jason Marczak
Deputy Director
Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

Mexico’s energy reform holds exciting promise, but questions are arising as to the actual mechanics of implementing the reform process. With Mexico preparing to offer the first oil blocks to investors in eighty years, will oil and gas companies actually line up? This will be one of the first tests of the reform,    especially with today’s low oil prices. Is Mexico ready to become a first-in-class energy investment destination for the energy industry? What changes should be expected in the current framework to boost interest from oil and gas companies? 

Join us for a conversation with Juan Carlos Zepeda, the head of Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH), Mexico’s upstream oil and gas regulatory agency charged with playing a key role establishing and overseeing the rules of the road governing Mexico’s reform process.   He will chart the progress CNH has made to date implementing the reforms, offer a real-time update on the energy reform regulatory infrastructure, and explain the efforts CNH has undertaken to ensure the regulations provide for energy sector transparency. The Atlantic Council’s David Goldwyn will also provide commentary.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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

A light breakfast will be served

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