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Energy Reform in Mexico 2013

Date: 20 August 2013
Place: La Jolla, California, Weaver Center/Malamud Conference Room
Time: Panel 3:30 – 5:30
Reception 5:30 – 6:30
Cost: $10 general public; free for IOA members, students and academics

On August 12, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto set forth his government’s much-anticipated proposal for energy reform. The plan submitted to Congress includes Constitutional amendments that would allow private investment in oil and gas exploration and production. The reforms also purport to increase the competitiveness and transparency of national oil company Pemex as well as the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and the state-run electricity sector. Faced with vast fiscal constraints, declining oil production and the enormous demand of exploiting complex oil and gas reserves, as well as challenges in the power sector, how Mexico manages the reform measures and their implementation appears vital for its economic outlook.

Panel discussion of these issues with:

  • Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Mexico City Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
  • Pedro Haas, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co
  • Marcelo Mereles, Partner, EnergeA Structura
  • Jose M. Larroque, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

The panel will be followed by a wine and cheese reception on the plaza at the Institute of the Americas.

For more information on the President’s energy reform, released 12 August, see

For those unable to join us in La Jolla, the session will also be available via webcast. LIVESTREAM EVENT

The Institute of the Americas appreciates the support of our sponsor for this program:


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