To date, no one appears to have ever attempted to assemble a quantitative analysis of the number of diagnostics and policy prescriptions that have been written for the Mexican energy sector, or the oil industry and Pemex more precisely. All the same, the amount of ink spilled and breath dedicated to the subject has been immense. Countless bottles of tequila have been consumed as fiery debates raged over the best path forward for Mexico’s national patrimony (oil) and national icon (Pemex). Anyone who has worked in or followed the Mexican oil sector over the past two or three decades surely has been privy to conversations and debates over what ails the country and how to solve it.
The Politics of Oil in Mexico: Consolidating the Reforms