Mexico’s fortunes have been on the rise. Presidential elections in July 2012 were followed by a smooth transition in December to the PRI administration headed by President Enrique Peña Nieto, while steady economic growth has commentators championing the future of the “Aztec Tiger.” The swift passage of labor and education reforms within the first few months of the new administration has boosted this optimism, and bodes well for the President’s expected energy reforms this summer. Yet as panelists at the Institute of the Americas Energy Security Roundtable underscored, the health of the Mexican economy is intricately linked to its energy sector, and the oil and gas industry in particular.

Energy Security in Mexico: Energy Transition and the Economy