Energy and Sustainability Program

 

Fostering a Deeper Understanding of the Western Hemisphere’s Most Critical Energy and Sustainability Issues

The Energy and Sustainability Program shapes and informs public policy related to energy development, investment, natural resource use, climate change, and energy transformation in the Americas. Widely regarded as an honest broker of high-level dialogue, the Institute’s energy program is one of the oldest and most internationally respected in the Western Hemisphere, leveraging global insights and experiential learning to inform regional stakeholders across sectors.

 

 
Roundtables
ROUNDTABLES & WEBINARS ›
 
Analysis
LA JOLLA CONFERENCE ›
XXVI La Jolla Energy Conference,
May 24 -25, 2017

Each May, for twenty-five years, the Institute of the Americas has convened a high-level hemispheric energy summit known as “The La Jolla Conference.”
 
Analysis
REPORT ›
Taking Stock of The Macri Energy Reform Agenda: Tariffs and Subsidy Reduction

One of the biggest challenges that the Macri administration faced when it took office in December 2015, was to tackle subsidies (especially in energy) without producing a social disturbance.
           

OPINION & ANALYSIS

Is Brazil’s Petrobras Finally Getting on a Firmer Footing?
Energy Advisor
March, 2018

Taking Stock of The Macri Energy Reform Agenda: Tariffs and Subsidy Reduction
Institute of the Americas
March 2018

Taking Stock of The Macri Energy Reform Agenda: Tariffs and Subsidy Reduction
Institute of the Americas
March 2018

Government Intervention in the Natural Gas Market: The Argentina Case
Raul García
January 2018

Transición Energética en México
Institute of the Americas
December 2017

Gas and Power in Brazil – Disruption in a Disruptive Setting
Institute of the Americas
December 2017

Panama Energy Roundtable
Iralís Fragiel
December 2017

A Industria Quer Ainda Mais Em 2018

Nelson Narciso Filho
December, 2017



The Industry Whants Even More in 2018

Nelson Narciso Filho
December, 2017



Brazil Report

Will Latin America Benefit From the Rise in LNG Trade?
Latin America Advisor
December, 2017

 

 

 


 

 

Brazil ReportBrazil's Oil & Gas Local Content Policy: Leassons Learned
Institute of the Americas
August, 2017

 

 

 



Mexico Report
Mexico’s Energy Future

Institute of the Americas
August, 2017

 

 



DialogueForo sobre la Transición Energética y los Disruptores

Institute of the Americas
August, 2017

 


Dialogue Is There Hope For a North American Energy Strategy?

Latin America Advisor
July, 2017

 


Dialogue Disruption, Uncertainty and Full Speed Ahead: The XXVI La Jolla Conference

Institute of the Americas
May, 2017

 


US-MexicoToward a 21st Century Energy Market: U.S.-Latin America Dialogue & Leveraging Lessons from the United States

Institute of the Americas
April, 2017

 


US-Mexico Argentina: Poised for Energy Growth

Institute of the Americas
April, 2017

 


US-MexicoConsolidación de la Reforma para Petróleo y Gas en México

Institute of the Americas
March, 2017

 


US-Mexico Mobility, Transportation and Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Mexico

Institute of the Americas
February, 2017

 


 US-Mexico Memo to Washington: Don't Mess With the Booming US-Mexico Energy Trade

Petroleum Economist
February 15, 2017

 


 

Macri Is Argentina’s Oil & Gas Sector Ready to Compete Globally?

Latin America Advisor
January 27, 2017

 

 


 

Colombia Report Clean Energy and Intelligent Interconnections

University of Southern California, US-Mexico Network
January, 2017

 

 


Colombia Report Energía y Sostenibilidad en Colombia

Institute of the Americas
December 22, 2016

 

 


Mexico Report Transición Energética de México

Institute of the Americas
November 22, 2016

 

 


 

Anaya Pemex Was Mexico’s First- Ever Deep-Water Tender a Success?

Latin America Advisor
December 16, 2016

 


 

Juan
José Aranguren, File Photo: Argentine
Government Will Argentina Ever Become Energy Independent?

Latin America Advisor
December 2, 2016

 


Peru PipelineWhy Do Peru’s Pipelines Keep Spilling Oil?

Latin America Advisor
October 21, 2016

 


Peru ReportEnergía y Sostenibilidad en Perú

Institute of the Americas
September, 2016

Biofuels and FoodFood vs fuel

Jeremy Martin
September, 2016

The Panama Canal Expansion and Energy

Institute of the Americas
August, 2016

Expanded Panama CanalWill the Expanded Panama Canal Be a Boon for LNG?

Latin America Advisor
August 12, 2016

Panel at the la Jolla Energy ConferneceAssessing the Independence of Energy Regulators

Institute of the Americas
July, 2016

World Politics Review Energy Policy Is Key to Kuczynski’s Economic Plans in Peru

World Politics Review
July 29, 2016

Panel at the la Jolla Energy ConferneceManaging Expectations-XXV La Jolla Conference

Institute of the Americas
April, 2016

Will PPK’s Energy Policies Help or Hinder Peru? Will PPK’s Energy Policies Help or Hinder Peru?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
June 17, 2016

An Energy Roadmap for Peru: Fundamental issues for the new government to consider An Energy Roadmap for Peru: Fundamental issues for the new government to consider

Institute of the Americas
April, 2016

Argentina’s Energy Transition: The Macri Government’s Vision Argentina’s Energy Transition: The Macri Government’s Vision

Institute of the Americas
March, 2016

Argentina’s Energy Transition: The Macri Government’s Vision Can Medina Deliver on Promises for D.R. Electricity Reform?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
March 31, 2016

Beyond Paris Beyond Paris: Energy Transition in Latin America and the Caribbean

Institute of the Americas
February, 2016

González Anaya Will Pemex Soar or Sputter Under González Anaya?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
February 26, 2016

Panama CanalWill Argentina’s Oil Sector Thrive Under Macri?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-Amerian Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
January 8, 2016

map analisysWhat Keeps You Up At Night? Latin America's 2016 Energy Outlook

Institute of the Americas
December, 2015

macri lHow Macri Can Turn Argentina into a Latin American Energy Leader

Alexis Arthur
World Politics Review
December 11, 2015

mexico report oil 2015
Certainty and Opportunity in Mexico's Evolving E&P Landscape

Institute of the Americas 
November, 2015

panama squareShould Panama's Government Build an LNG Terminal?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-Amerian Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
November 13, 2015

brazil reportBrazil's Evolving Energy Horizon

Institute of the Americas
October, 2015

canalCan the Panama Canal Fulfil its Global LNG Promise?

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
October 8, 2015

offshoreWhere do the Oil Majors Really Stand on Climate Change?

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
October 6, 2015

panama panoramaMoving Mexico’s Oil Industry Forward

Institute of the Americas
September, 2015

panama panoramaPanama's Energy Sector: A New Era

Institute of the Americas
September, 2015

modi rousseffWhat is Asia's Economic Outlook in Latin America?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-Amerian Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
September 25, 2015

Petrobras Feb 11 13Can Brazil's Oil Sector Make the Transformation Needed to Survive?

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
September 20, 2015

OilsandsFor Canadian Oil Sands, It's Adapt or Die

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
September 15, 2015

communitiesMaking the Business Case for Community Engagement in Latin America

Institute of the Americas
August, 2015

CEC WorkshopHow Much Time Do We Have? Climate change, energy efficiency, and renewables in California and Mexico

Institute of the Americas
August 26, 2015

ArcticDoes Arctic Drilling Have a Future with Sub $50 Oil? 

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
August 24, 2015

Eduardo BragaAre the Skeptics Wrong on Brazil's Next Oil Auction?

Alexis Arthur
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
August 21, 2015

Baja California FlagUS - Mexico Energy Parntership Could Expand into Renewables

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
August 18, 2015

goethermalBenefits of Geothermal Power Outweight the Risks

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
August 3, 2015

Chile reportChile's Energy Efficiency Agenda

Institute of the Americas
July, 2015

Brazil oil May 27 13Jeremy Martin Talks Energy

Interview with Jeremy Martin
Mexico Energy and Business Magazine
July 30, 2015

Guatemala solarU.S. Energy Cooperation with Central America Bears Fruit

Alexis Arthur
World Politics Review
July 27, 2015

RefineriesTop Factors Undermining Any Oil Price Recovery

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
July 27, 2015

crude exportWas Mexico's First Round One Tender A Major Flop?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
July 24, 2015

Natural Gas Oct 9 13Natural Gas Needs To Clean Up Its Act

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
July 20, 2015

offshoreWhy Mexico's Historic Oil Bid Wasn't a Complete Flop

Jeremy Martin & Alexis Arthur
Christian Science Monitor
July 17, 2015

Energy starWhy Energy Efficiency Is The Cheapest Form of Energy

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
July 14, 2015

LJC2015La Jolla Energy Conference Report 

Institute of the Americas
June, 2015

solar militaryMilitary Renewable Investment Could See Huge Growth in Coming Years

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
June 29, 2015

obama rousseff2Energy and Dilma's US Visit: Out of Crisis, Opportunity

Institute of the Americas
June 29, 2015

PemexDoes Pemex's Gulf Oil Discovery Herald A New Era?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
June 25, 2015

Petrobras Feb 11 13 Petrobras May Be Selling But Is Anyone Buying?

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
June 22, 2015

Keystone Mar 27 13 Mexico Moving Forward With Major Natural Gas Pipeline 

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
June 20, 2015

Pena Nieto Energy in Latin America: Geopolitical Challenges and Opportunities (webinar) (presentation)

Jeremy Martin
National Association for Business Economics (NABE)
June 11, 2015

ChinaIs China Changing Course With Latin America Strategy?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
June 5, 2015

Tanker offshore terminalPetrobras To Help Pemex Explore For Oil

Alexis Arthur 
Oilprice.com
June 2, 2015

Tanker offshore terminalE.U. Could Provide Push U.S. Needs to Lift Energy Export Limits

Alexis Arthur 
Oilprice.com
May 25, 2015

Pena NietoMexico's Energy Reforms Must Address Indigenous Concerns

Alexis Arthur 
World Politics Review
May 19, 2015

Skeena estuaryCanadian LNG Export Future Delayed, But Not Dead Yet

Alexis Arthur 
Oilprice.com
May 18, 2015

HFACHearing on Energy Revolution in the Western Hemisphere: Opportunities and Challenges for the U.S.

Jeremy Martin 
U.S. House of Representatives
May 14, 2015

Rig wind riverThree Ways Oil Companies Can Survive Low Prices

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
May 13, 2015

Refineries Sept 4 13This Deal Could Completely Change North American Energy Dynamics

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
May 4, 2015

Solar EuropeEU Needs to Invest €400B by 2020 to Keep Renewables on Track

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
April 28, 2015

mexico report 2015Toward a Sustainable Electric Market in Mexico

Institute of the Americas
April, 2015

SoybeanbusDo Biofuels Still Have a Place in the Global Energy Mix?

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
April 19, 2015

OffshoreThis Nation Could Host the Next Latin American Offsore Boom

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
April 6, 2015

argentina thumbEnergy Security in Argentina: Vaca Muerta & Beyond

Institute of the Americas
March, 2015

Mexico Shale Oct 12 12Can Argentina Capitalize on its Vast Shale Reserves?

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
March 27, 2015

Flag map of the Dominican RepublicWhat Should the Dominican Republic's 'Electric Pact' Include?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
March 16 - 20, 2015

Ortiz HumalaIs Conflict Over Extractive Industries on the Rise in Peru? 

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
February 23 - 27, 2015

dominican reportEnergy Security in the Dominican Republic and the Pacto Eléctrico 

Institute of the Americas
February, 2015

Ronda UnoHow is Mexico's Round Oil Auction Shaping Up?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
January 12 - 16, 2015

crude exportIt's time to lift the crude oil export ban

Jeremy Martin & Alexis Arthur
U-T San Diego
December 26, 2014

WindfarmMexico's Energy Reforms Miss a Key Sector: Renewables

Alexis Arthur
World Politics Review
December 18, 2014

Mexico's Energy MomentMexico's Energy Moment

Institute of the Americas
December, 2014

Round Zero End BeginningLatin America 2014: Top Energy Stories

Jeremy Martin & Alexis Arthur
Latinvex
December 15, 2014

Renewable energy in MexicoRedefining Renewable Energy in Mexico

Institute of the Americas
November, 2014

Crude export banHow Would an End to the US Export Ban Affect the Region?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
November 10 - 14, 2014

Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves 2014Brazil election: What it means for an aspiring energy superpower

Alexis Arthur
Christian Science Monitor
October 25, 2014

BrazilWhat Energy Challenges will Confront Brazil's Next President?

Alexis Arthur
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
October 20 - 24, 2014

Colombia Energy ReportThe Other Side of the River: Energy, Environment & Communities in Colombia

Institute of the Americas
September, 2014

Peru Energy Security Energy Security in Peru: Camisea and Beyond

Institute of the Americas
August, 2014

Panama Canal Turns 100Panama Canal Turns 100 with Renewed LNG Ambitions

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
August 13, 2014

Camisea at 10Camisea at 10: Lessons for Energy Projects in the Western Hemisphere

Jeremy Martin
Oilprice.com
August 4, 2014

Renewables on the BorderRenewables on the Border: Governor Brown's Visit to Mexico

Institute of the Americas
July 29, 2014

PetrocaribeBeyond Petrocaribe: An Alternative Energy Future for Central America and the Caribbean

Alexis Arthur
Florida International University
June, 2014

Energy Policy in ChileIn Search of a Rainmaker: Energy Policy in Chile

Institute of the Americas
June, 2014

La Jolla Energy ConferenceXXIII La Jolla Energy Conference Report

Institute of the Americas
May, 2014

Shale in South AmericaShale oil and gas the latest energy frontier for South America

Alexis Arthur 
Oilprice.com
June 5, 2014

Camisea gas projectWhere does Peru's Camisea Gas Project Stand After a Decade?

Jeremy Martin 
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
June 2 -6, 2014

How to gasify the Caribbean How to gasify the Caribbean

Jeremy Martin & Alexis Arthur
Petroleum Economist
April 24, 2014

Round Zero LatinvexEnergy Security in the Southern Cone

Institute of the Americas
April, 2014

Round Zero LatinvexMexico Energy: Round Zero, End of the Beginning

Jeremy Martin
LATINVEX
April 2, 2014

Rallying Round ZeroRallying Round Zero

Jeremy Martin
Mexico Business News
April 1, 2014

Natgas in the CaribbeanNatural Gas in the Caribbean: Matching Opportunity and Reality

Institute of the Americas
March 10, 2014

Costa Rica-El Salvador ElectionsEnergy looms large in El Salvador and Costa Rica elections

Alexis Arthur
LATINVEX
March 05, 2014

Bachelet
What Would North American Energy Integration Look Like?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Energy Advisor
February 24-28, 2014

NALSWhat about Energy? The North American Leaders Summit

Institute of the Americas
February 19, 2014

BacheletHow Will Bachelet's Return Affect Chile's Energy Sector?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Energy Advisor
January 27 – 31, 2014

Panama CanalLatin America 2014: Energy Outlook

Jeremy Martin & Alexis Arthur
Latinvex
January 23, 2014

BacheletAs Chile Votes for President, Diversification Key to Addressing Energy Crunch

Jeremy Martin
World Politics Review
December 13, 2013

EPN-reforma-energeticaThree Issues You Might Have Missed About Energy Reform in Mexico

Institute of the Americas
December 11, 2013

 

Can Energy Create Growth and Prosperity in the Americas?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
December 2 – 6, 2013

Natural Gas in Central America: Seizing benefits and overcoming challenges

Institute of the Americas
October 28, 2013

Central America Natural GasCentral America Must Heed Global Lessons as Natural Gas Takes Flight

Jeremy Martin
BNamericas
October 9, 2013

Brazil and the Future of Oil in the Americas

Jeremy Martin & Alexis Arthur
Energy VoicesChristian Science Monitor

September 25, 2013

How Is Central American Energy Integration Progressing?

Juan Carlos Posadas
Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Energy Advisor
September 23-27, 2013

Brazil's Pre-Salt Reflects Changing Face of Energy Investment

Jeremy Martin & Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
September 25, 2013

Peru, Chile Struggle to Meet Electricity Demand for Mining-Driven Growth

Alexis Arthur
World Politics Review
September 5, 2013


RefineriesUS Refineries Respond to Latin American Shortfall

Alexis Arthur
Oilprice.com
September 4, 2013


Peru Energy RoundtableToward a new energy paradigm in Peru

Institute of the Americas
August 27, 2013

Is Peña Nieto's Energy Reform Plan Bold Enough for Investors?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
August 19-23, 2013

Will Latin America Be Able to Improve its Refining Capabilities?

Alexis Arthur
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor
July29-August 2, 2013

Central America Unplugged

Jeremy Martin
Americas Quarterly
July 31, 2013

Shale Yes: The U.S. Energy Revolution and Implications for Natural Gas and LNG exports

Jeremy Martin
Institute of the Americas
June 25, 2013

Fueling Interest in Brazilian Oil and Gas Rights?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Energy Advisor
May 27-31, 2013

 

Shale dominates XXII La Jolla Conference policy discussions

Institute of the Americas
May 20-22, 2013

 

U.S. Should Act Quickly on Transboundry Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico

Jeremy Martin & Duncan Wood
World Politics Review
May 3, 2013

Energy Security in Mexico 2013

Institute of the Americas
April 18, 2013

Petrocaribe Faces an Uncertain Future After Chavez

Alexis Arthur
World Politics Review
April 5, 2013

dHearing on "Energy opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean" House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

Jeremy Martin
U.S. House of Representatives
April 11, 2013

Can Peru Double Its Production of Hydrocarbons?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Energy Advisor
April 1-5, 2013

No winners in debate over Keystone pipeline

Jeremy Martin & Alexis Arthur
U-T San Diego
March 27, 2013

Energy Security in Mexico: Energy Transition and the Economy

Institute of the Americas
Febrauary 27, 2013

Energy security in Mexico: energy transition and the economy

Institute of the Americas
February 27, 2013

PetrobrasDoes Petrobras Have the Right Plan to Address Its Problem?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Advisor
February 11-15, 2013

PetrobrasEnergy in the Dominican Republic

Institute of the Americas
January 31, 2013

Sino Latin EnergyWill There Be Any Surprises for Sino-Latin Energy Ties in 2013?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Energy Advisor
November 26-30, 2012

Sino Latin EnergyHigh energy costs are Chile’s ‘Achilles heel’

Institute of the Americas
November 12, 2012

Vehículos Eléctricos en México

Institute of the Americas
October 30, 2012

Mexico's Calderon Leaves Behind a Healthier Pemex, Oil Industry

Jeremy Martin
World Politics Review
October 29, 2012

Mexico: Shale Gas Becomes Priority

Jeremy Martin
Latinvex Latin America News & Analysis
October 23, 2012

Shale WellWill Mexico's Shale Gas Be a Game Changer?

Jeremy Martin
Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Energy Advisor
October 8-12, 2012

LNGProspects for LNG and Natural Gas in Central America

Jeremy Martin & Roger Tissot
Institute of the Americas
September 27, 2012

LNGNatural gas’ abundance, price trends, and LNG offer opportunity for Central America

Institute of the Americas
September 27,2012

Central America’s Electric Sector: The Path to Interconnection and a Regional Market

Jeremy Martin & Juan Carlos Posadas
Journal of Energy Security
August 13, 2012

Mexico's election: Economy and energy vital issues in next Sexenio

Jeremy Martin & Duncan Wood
U-T San Diego
June 23, 2012

IN THE NEWS

oilgasjournalStrong US-Mexico energy ties expected to withstand
uncertainties
Oil & Gas Journall

December 19, 2017

 

InterfaxEl Salvador's LNG-to-power to make strides in H1 2018

Interfax

November 23, 2017

 

 

Sd Union TribuneU.S. hits Venezuela, but are tougher sanctions coming that would raise gas prices?
U-T San Diego
July 31, 2017

 

 

News tw biggerBillion-Barrel Mexico Find Could Spur Oil Majors to Rush In
Bloomberg News
July 11, 2017

 

 

 

Energy IntelligenceTaming the Curse of Liquid Gold
Energy Intelligence Group
July 7, 2017

 

 

 Energy PressConferencia de La Jolla explora nuevos escenarios en la región
Energy Press
12 Junio, 2017

 

 

 Sd Union TribuneThe changing energy landscape in Latin America — and why it matters
U-T San Diego
June 12, 2017

 

 

Sd Union TribuneParis treaty pullout won't derail climate action, experts say
U-T San Diego
June 9,2017

 

 

Marketplace Natural gas exports from U.S. to Mexico skyrocket
marketplace.org
June 7, 2017

Energy IntelligenceBrazil Big Drama
Energy Intelligence
June 2, 2017

LA TimesWill Nafta Disrupt Energy Sector?
Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2017

Sd Union TribuneEnergy looks to be spared in any NAFTA reset
San Diego Union Tribune
May 27, 2017

Sd Union TribuneNAFTA: Should it be renegotiated?
San Diego Union Tribune
May 26, 2017

Energy IntelligencePetrobras Stakes Claims Ahead of Presalt Auctions
Energy Intelligence Group
May 26, 2017

Inewssource twitterSempra VP surprises, says 100 percent renewable grid is possible now
inewssources.org
May 26th, 2017

 

 

ArgusBrazil upstream unscathed by political crisis: ANP
Argus Media
25 May, 2017

Demerara Wavestwitter Govt is pro-business but “not transparent” about oil contracts ; Jagdeo “salivating” over oil revenues
Demerara Waves
May 25, 2017

Demerara WavestwitterHigher oil prices not necessarily good for Guyana- US Professor
Demerara Waves
May 25, 2017

El Diario Chihuahua twitterGuyana at La Jolla
Petroleum World
May 25, 2017

Natural Gas World twitterGGP: How Will US Energy Policy Shifts Alter Relations With Latin America?
Natural Gas World
March 26th, 2017

eleconomista twitter U.S. natural gas to Mexico skyrockets, now some worry about dependence
Inewssource.org
March 27, 2017

Sd Union TribuneBoiling over on the border: The reasons behind the gasoline protests in Mexico
U-T San Diego
January 29, 2016

El Diario Chihuahua twitterEU pierde si se mueve relación en rubro energético: UCSD
Expansión.mx
Enero 15, 2016

eleconomista twitterCómo afectará un Trump presidente... al sector energético
Expansión.mx
Enero 15, 2016

eleconomista twitterLa quiniela de la Ronda 1.4: los analistas prevén un éxito mediano
Expansión.mx
December 1, 2016

Bloomberg NewsMexico Oil Auction Succeeds in Drawing World’s Biggest Drillers

Bloomberg
December 5, 2016

el financiero mxSubasta histórica por ‘tesoro’ petrolero en Golfo de México

El Financiero
December 5, 2016

NY TimesCan Oil Help Mexico Withstand Trump’s Attack on Trade? It’s Hard to See How

New York Times
November 27, 2016

Panama Canal upgrade can benefit T&T

Trinidadexpress.com
September 20, 2016

el financiero mxCinco grandes pendientes de la reforma energética

El Financiero 
August 11, 2016

Vislumbran oportunidades de negocio EU-Panamá

VidasLatinas.com
July 27, 2016

News tw biggerPemex Halts Refinery as Fuel Woes Mount Amid Search for Partners

Bloomberg
July 19, 2016

UpstreamMexico gas buyers worried about Trump

UpstreamOnline
June 11, 2016

UpstreamOnlinePan American sets out plan to target Vaca Muerta oil

UpstreamOnline
June 11, 2016

UpstreamShale yet to live up to promise

UpstreamOnline
June 11, 2016

Energy IntelligenceA Shaky Start, But Strong Signals for Oil

Energy Intelligence
June 10, 2016

The La Jolla Conference: Energy Perspective in Brazil and Latin America

Allabroadconsulting
June 1, 2016

Energy IntelligenceArgentina Seeks Energy ‘Normalization’ by 2019

Energy Intelligence
May 31, 2016

ReutersMexico makes appeal for partnership capital

Platts, Oilgram News
May 31, 2016

Reuters Argentina to boost crude oil output to 653,000 bpd by 2025 - official

Reuters
May 26, 2016

financiero Pemex ‘baraja’ seis clases de asociaciones con la IP

El Financiero
May 26, 2016

financieroComicios en EU tensan a usuarios de gas natural

El Economista
May 27, 2016

Pemex busca vender dos plataformas para generar liquidez

Economia Hoy
May 27, 2016

cnn expansionPemex Willing to Sell Jack-Up, Platform to Generate Liquidity

Bloomberg
May 27, 2016

Wall Street Journal Pemex Chief: Mexico’s Oil Giant on Track to Meet Spending-Cut Goals

The Wall Street Journal
May 3, 2016

financiero Venta de crudo a EU, en su peor nivel en 35 años

El Financiero
March 17, 2016

cnn expansion

México ya es importador neto de hidrocarburos

El Financiero
January 21, 2016

cnn expansion

La Ronda 1.3, oportunidad para petroleras mexicanas

CNN Expansión
December 15, 2015

eleconomista twitter

El 2015 cierra con convocatorias energéticas clave 

El Economista
December 4, 2015

PW twitter

El motor del proyecto de Macri está en la industria petrolera de Argentina

Petroleum World
November 25, 2015

PW twitter

México listo para licitaciones petroleras en sus aguas profundas

Petroleum World
November 19, 2015

PrensaLatina twitter

Ministro brasileño niega anomalías en cuentas públicas en este 2015

Prensa Latina
October 23, 2015

HojeEmDia twitter

Joaquim Levy afirma que não há 'pedaladas fiscais' do governo em 2015

Hoje em Dia
October 23, 2015

EBC twitter

Levy nega que tenha havido atraso de repasses no Orçamento de 2015

EBC Agência Brasil
October 23, 2015

ElPais

La reforma energética de Peña Nieto logra despegar en México

El País 
October 1, 2015

NYTimes twitter

Successful auction for oil drilling rights in Mexico follows weak debut

New York Times  
September 30, 2015

el financiero mx

Demanda cautela para aguas profundas

El Financiero 
September 30, 2015

el financiero mx

Tres campos adjudicados en Ronda 1.2; CNH cumple sus expectativas

El Financiero 
September 30, 2015

interfax twitter

North American LNG to Feed Panama's Power Plans

Interfax 
September 17, 2015

Sputnik twitter

El crudo no sobrepasará los 65 dólares por barril en los próximos cuatro años

Sputnik News 
September 17, 2015

Sputnik twitter

Consultora afirma que México sobvevaloró sus campos petroleros

Sputnik News
August 18, 2015

News tw bigger

Mexico's Pipeline Boom Fueled by Texas Drillers Moving Natural Gas

Bloomberg
August 3, 2015

Gestion twitter

Perú puede convertirse en el hub de producción de energía en la región

Gestión
July 20, 2015

Agencia Andina

Peru can become an energy hub for the region, according to experts

Agencia Andina
July 20, 2015

Agencia Andina

Expertos destacan que Perú puede ser "hub" energético de la región

Agencia Andina
July 20, 2015

La republica

Al 2040 las energías renovables aportarán 20% de la electricidad del país

La República
July 16, 2015

RTCC

Could Cuban detente bring a new energy dawn?

RTCC
July 9, 2015

thinkprogress

Two of the World's Largest Countries Are Joining Forces to Fight Climate Change

Think Progress
June 30, 2015

pulso twitter

Gobierno desecha propuesta original de ley de Asociatividad y opta por via administrativa

Diario Pulso
June 24, 2015

EYN twitter

ENAP buscará solo un socio para desarrollar sus dos proyectos de gas 

Economía y Negocios
June 24, 2015

BNamericas twitter

Efficiency, education crucial to clearing skies in smoggy Santiago

BNamericas
June 23, 2015

EYN twitter

Bachelet firme el viernes proyecto de ley sobre equidad tarifaria: Minenergía ve despacho en 90 días

Economía y Negocios
June 23, 2015

BNamericas twitter

Enap CEO: Chile must expand LNG import capacity

BNamericas
June 23, 2015

oilgasjournal

Mexican energy reform a 'telenovela', panelist says  

Oil & Gas Journal
May 27, 2015

oilgasjournal

Regulations still constraining unconventional energy development 

Oil & Gas Journal
May 26, 2015

ElPais

La reforma energética de México brilla en Estados Unidos

El Pais
May 25, 2015

financiero

Lo que disgusta a las petroleras de la reforma energética

El Financiero
May 25, 2015

portafolio

Interés oculto

Portafolio
May 24, 2015

Portafolio

Pese a precios bajos, México mantiene meta alta para Ronda 1 

Portafolio
May 24, 2015

Terra

Abre reforma energética oferta de empleo a jóvenes: académico

Terra
May 23, 2015

oilgasjournal

Industry panel bullish on oil prices, but sees more suffering to come

Oil & Gas Journal
May 22, 2015

eleconomista twitter

México, país que más subsidia electricidad en Latinoamérica: Fitch 

El Economista
May 22, 2015

Terra

Oportuno invertir en México y Latinoamérica en energía

Terra
May 22, 2015

ElUniversal Mx

CNH prevé panorama alentador pese a caída de petroprecios

El Universal
May 21, 2015

Upstream online

Colombia excited about Kronos results

Upstream
May 21, 2015

Reuters

México estudia permitir que empresas privadas conserven información sísmica y geológica

Reuters
May 21, 2015

diario victoria

Experto canadiense prevé panorama petrolero sombrío

Diario de Ciudad Victoria
May 20, 2015

Mercopress

Petrobras still Latam's top company but fell to second worst performer because of corruption losses

Mercopress
May 13, 2015

Latinvex

Latinvex 500: Profits fall 33%atinvex 500: Profits fall 33%

Latinvex 
May 6, 2015

eleconomista twitter

Asume la Sener planeación de obras eléctricas

El Economista
April 9, 2015

News tw bigger

Obama Visits Jamaica as U.S. Helps Caribbean Quit Venezuelan Oil 

Bloomberg
April 8, 2015

NYTimes twitter

In Mexico oil market, mood moves from excited to anxious

New York Times
March 13, 2015

newsbase twitter

Caribbean banks on new renewables finance

Renewable Energy Monitor
February 26, 2015

El Espectador

El poder petrolero de Estados Unidos

El Espectador 
February 21, 2015

Vanguardia RD

Pelegrín propone volver a integrar las empresas energéticas estatales

Vanguardia del Pueblo
February 13, 2015

BNamericas

Mexico to add 66GW over 15 years

Business News Americas
January 23, 2015

BNamericasMexico must step up renewable energy adoption - IOA 

Business News Americas
November 28, 2014

BloombergPeru risks losing energy investors to Mexico: report

Bloomberg
September 19, 2014

Platts OilColombia's August crude output down 3.1% on year

Platts Oilgram News
September 10, 2014

NotimexCrisis de Medio Oriente dejó de afectar a petróleo: exasesor de EUA

Notimex
September 10, 2014

ArgusColombia oil output close to 1mn b/d in August

Argus Media
September 9, 2014

GestiónPerú mantiene déficit de US$3,355 millones en balanza comercial de hidrocaruburos

Gestión
August 26, 2014

MEM PeruCamisea nos da energía y grandes lecciones en el campo gasífero

Ministerio de Energía y Minas de Peru
August 26, 2014

KPCCMexico opens energy sector to private companies after 75 years of state control

KPCC
August 5, 2014

NYTimesMexican Congress approves new rules for oil industry

New York Times
August 5, 2014

BNamericasCitgo sale could free up funds for Venezuela investments 

BNamericas
August 1, 2014

BNamericasVeterans dominate Colombia oil and gas round

BNamericas
August 1, 2014

ReutersMexico shale will lure investment despite higher costs - Lewis

Reuters
July 23, 2014

Globe and MailMexico eyes foreign investment as Senate approves energy reform bills

The Globe and Mail
July 23, 2014

Estrategia ChileENAP inició la explotación del shale gas

Estrategia
July 21, 2014

WSJOpening of Mexican energy sector takes step forward

Wall Street Journal
July 18, 2014

BloombergWorld Bank funds Colombia LNG plant amid regional boom

Bloomberg
July14, 2014

ReutersEleodoro Mayorga: Esperamos duplicar pozos exploratorios de hidrocarburos

Reuters
June 13, 2014

ReutersMexico aviva la lucha del petróleo en AL

CNN Expansión
June 9, 2014

San Diego SourceMexican energy reform may lead to opportunities in San Diego

San Diego Source
May 21, 2014

ReutersMexico seeks quick investment with energy reform rules 

Reuters
April 30, 2014

InterfaxCaribbean not enough as Colombia targets global market

Interfax 
April 16, 2014

La NacionGaluccio, garante del giro a la derecha 

La Nación 
April 12, 2014

Monitor Global OutlookNicaraguan plant deal key to clean energy investment

Monitor Global Outlook
April 9, 2014

BNAmericasEnergy reform likely to suffer slow start - IOA

Business News Americas
April 9, 2014

Trinidad ExpressWhat's standing in the way at La Brea?

Trinidad Express Newspapers
April 1, 2014

BNAmericasMexico deepwater "clear as mud" - analyst

Business News Americas
March 31, 2014

FTPemex presents wish list to energy ministry

Financial Times
March 25, 2014

Periodico amUrgen leyes secundarias para energía

Periódico a.m.
March 20, 2014

CNN ExpansiónCompetitividad energética, necesaria

CNN Expansión
March 20, 2014

US Embassy MVDReunión sobre energía renovable en el Cono Sur

Embajada de los Estados Unidos en Uruguay
March 18, 2014

BuscadoresEntrevista con Jeremy Martin

Buscadores Televisión Nacional
March 17, 2014

Azul FMJeremy Martin habla de energía en Poder Ciudadano radio

Azul FM
March 17, 2014

Upstream onlineOrinoco poised as Venezuela bright spot

Upstream Online
February 13, 2014

Los ejes del boom energético cambian para Latinoamérica en 2014

Petroleum World
February 10, 2014

BNamericasOutlook 2014 Mexican Oil & Gas - Reform only brings more questions

Business News Americas
January 3, 2014

The Hays Advantage

Bloomberg Radio
December 16, 2013

México busca a los privados para relanzar su sector petrolero

El Universal
December 16, 2013

The Monocle Daily

The Monocle Radio
December 13, 2013

Mexico's pride, its oil, may reopen to big multinationals

New York Times
December 12, 2013

Locking up renewable energy, locking up green energy

UT-San Diego
December 6, 2013

Big oil to get Brazil-like terms in plan to end Mexico monopoly

Bloomberg
December 3, 2013

Las petroleras de la región, entre el aislamiento y las oportunidades de desarrollo

Infobae
December 1, 2013

Venezuela's regional energy program Petrocaribe wobbles

Christian Science Monitor
November 15, 2013

Mexico's bid for energy reform stirs passions on oil patrimony

National Geographic
October 2, 2013

Chile ante el riesgo de una crisis energética

Economía y Finanzas con Alberto Padilla
August 29, 2013

adMexico's state oil giant faces pressure to revamp, slim down

McClatchy Newswire
August 16, 2013

asMexico Plans Oil Reserve Sweetener to Lure Exxon, Chevron

Bloomberg
August 14, 2013

Mexico Proposes Opening Up Electric Sector to Competition

Wall Street Journal
August 13, 2013

aMexico leader said to seek changes to break oil monopoly

Bloomberg
August 6, 2013

El FinancieroPropondrá cambio constitucional reforma energética de Peña Nieto

El Financiero
August 6, 2013

‘Shale spread’ crucial for Latin LNG importers

Interfax
July 5, 2013

Gas trading, conference a success

Trinidad & Tobago Newsday
July 5, 2013

Peña Nieto Plans End to 75 Year Pemex Monopoly in Crude Oil

Bloomberg
June 17, 2013

El oro negro mexicano pierde fuerza

CNN Expansión
April 15, 2013

Venezuela's Next Leader Faces Tough Choice On Oil Program

NPR
April 11, 2013

Cruda Realidad

Revista Expansión
March 29, 2013

¿Cuál es el futuro de Petrocaribe?

Economía y Finanzas con Alberto Padilla
Aprill 10, 2013

Mexico could help turn North America into 'transformational' energy hub

The Voice of Russia
March 25, 2013

Más de 500 mil clientes no pagan la luz a las empresas distribuidoras de energía

DiarioLibre.com
Feb 01, 2013

Misión FMI vendría en marzo a evaluar primer trimestre de reforma tributaria

DiarioLibre.com
Feb 01, 2013

Gobierno y generadores empiezan a discutir pacto

Listin Diario
Feb 01, 2013

El FMI evaluará efectos de la Ley de Reforma Fiscal

El Caribe
Feb 01, 2013

Matriz energética se abarata, pero costos de luz siguen altos

El Caribe
Feb 01, 2013

CDEEE asiste a conferencia “Energía y la Nueva Administración en la República Dominicana”

El Nuevo Diario
Jan 31, 2013

Corregir averías luz cuesta 4 mil millones

El Nacional
Feb 01, 2013

Mexico leader said to seek changes to break oil monopoly

Bloomberg
August 6, 2013

Propondrá cambio constitucional reforma energética de Peña Nieto

El Financiero
August 6, 2013

Mexico Plans Oil Reserve Sweetener to Lure Exxon, Chevron

Bloomberg
August 14, 2013

Mexico Proposes Opening Up Electric Sector to Competition

Wall Street Journal
August 13, 2013

adMexico's state oil giant faces pressure to revamp, slim down

McClatchy Newswire
August 16, 2013

‘Shale spread’ crucial for Latin LNG importers

Interfax
July 5, 2013

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 XXV La Jolla Conference: Spotlight on Argentina and Mexico
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This year’s La Jolla Conference features discussion of two key countries in our hemisphere undergoing changes in their energy markets: Argentina and Mexico.



XXV La Jolla Conference: Spotlight on Paris Agreement and Commodity Prices
By Jeremy Martin


 


 

 


Why the Food vs Fuel debate is not a zero sum game
By Jeremy Martin

For years, a debate has raged over the efficacy and merit of utilizing and converting crops such as corn and sugar cane into transportation fuels. The intensity of the debate has declined of late with the downward spiral of oil prices. But, the ebbing of the discussion also stems from the fact that a verdict is in: food versus fuel is not a zero sum choice.

 



 

Brazil Brazil’s Energy and Climate Posture
By Jeremy Martin

Brazil’s political and financial crisis has worsened, but the country remains an important global energy and environment player. Amongst the world’s top ten greenhouse gas emitters it is the largest in Latin America underscoring the relevance of its energy and climate policies.


 


 

PEMEXPemex Farmouts – Time for Action
By Jeremy Martin

March 18 marks the 78th anniversary of Mexican President Lazaro Cardenas’ expropriation of foreign oil assets, a momentous occasion that ultimately led to the creation of the revered national oil company Pemex. Our latest podcast celebrates this historic date in Mexican history, but we also use it as a moment to call for action with regards to a key pending element of energy reform for Mexico and Pemex: partnerships and farmouts.

 

 



Boosting Economic Competitiveness and Central America Energy Security
By Jeremy Martin

Central AmericaThis week in Washington, DC a wide range of government and multilateral funding institutions will convene to meet and discuss Central America, and particularly the countries of the so-called Northern Triangle – Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. At the center of the conversation will be boosting economic growth and opportunity for citizens of the region. How to leverage the energy sector in the Northern Triangle and more broadly in Central America remains a critical piece of the development puzzle.

 

 



 

The Paris Agreement and Public-Private Partnership: a conversation with Roberto Herrera
By Jeremy Martin

Roberto HerreraSince the historic Paris Agreement last December, there has been a large discussion surrounding the implications for Latin America and for the region’s energy sector. For further insights particularly on the power sector, the Institute of the Americas spoke to Roberto Herrera, Country Manager for InterEnergy in the Dominican Republic, about his participation at the Paris meeting and the role for the private sector in reducing emissions, as well as the relevance of climate change for island nations such as the Dominican Republic.

 

 



2016 Energy Trends
By Jeremy Martin 

Trends 2016 The New Year has arrived which means it's time to talk energy trends for 2016. This year, we are focused on the next steps for the Paris climate agreement, oil and natural gas prices, and political  developments in Venezuela and Argentina as our top three.

 

 

 



Top 5 Energy Stories of 2015
By Jeremy Martin 

top5 As we near the end of the year, we round up the top 5 energy stories of 2015, from low oil prices, to Mexico's energy reforms, to Brazil's corruption scandal, to Argentina's elections, and the Guyana - Venezuela dispute.

 


  


COP21 and Latin America
By Alexis Arthur

cop21 Latin America is home to some of the world’s largest carbon dioxide emitters but also some of the most progressive nations in terms of making a transition to renewable energy. Across the Western Hemisphere, the COP21 outcome could have a significant impact on sustainable development in the region, as well as supporting a transition to a cleaner energy future.

 


  


Argentina Ushers in a New Energy Era
By Alexis Arthur

macri lAfter a surprising upset in the first round, Mauricio Macri’s campaign momentum swept the Mayor of Buenos Aires to victory in Argentina’s presidential run-off elections on Sunday. Macri’s challenge now is to boost the nation's flagging economy and energy sector. 

 

 


  


Argentina's Presidential Elections: an energy challenge
By Alexis Arthur

argentinaThis Sunday, Argentines will vote in one of the most anticipated presidential elections of the year. The next administration has an historic opportunity to change Argentina’s energy outlook and capitalize on its potential.

 

 


  


Sustainable Development Goals and Energy in Latin America
By Alexis Arthur

SDGsThe Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by the United Nations with much fanfare last week, ending two years' negotiations between international organizations, governments, and civil society. We take a closer look at SDG 7 and its implications for the energy sector in Latin America.

 

 


  


Panama's Energy Outlook
By Jeremy Martin

canal Over the last five years, Panama has been one of the region’s fastest growing economies, averaging annual growth of 8 percent. But high GDP growth has brought a commensurate rise in energy demand. On the heels of a drought that hit the country’s hydropower capacity, Panama is continuing efforts to diversify its energy matrix, with renewables and natural gas set to play a much larger role.


 


Renewable Energy in Latin America's Mining Sector
By Alexis Arthur

solar miningDespite a global commodities downturn, mineral extraction continues to grow across the region. In mining countries such as Chile, mining companies are also some of the nation’s biggest energy consumers. Renewable power offers an alternative that is clean, secure, and competitive. For operations that are particularly remote, renewables that can be generated on site - such as wind and solar - are even more attractive.


 


Untangling the Guyana - Venezuela Dispute: an interview with Tony Bryan
By Jeremy Martin

Tony BryanEarlier this week, UN officials arrived in Guyana in an effort to settle a festering border dispute with Venezuela. The dispute has a long history but an enormous offshore oil discovery by Exxon Mobil has inflamed the issue. We asked Dr. Tony Bryan, a leading Caribbean scholar, what this could mean for relations with Venezuela and the future of Guyana's economy, as well as Caribbean energy security.

 

 


 


The Road to Paris: a conversation with Tim Duane
By Jeremy Martin

tim duaneIn the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December this year, the Institute of the Americas spoke to Tim Duane, visiting professor at the University of San Diego, about expected outcomes and the role of the key players, including China and the US.

 

 


 


What the Iran Deal Means for Latin America
By Alexis Arthur

Flag of IranWith the ink barely dry on the historic Iran nuclear deal, the accord has divided US political opinion. Aside from some predictable scaremongering, there are far reaching implications for the Western Hemisphere, particularly as Iran’s economy and oil sector recovers.


 


Regaining Momentum After Mexico's First Oil Auction
By Jeremy Martin

reform mexico smallerJuly 15 will not replace March 18 as the most momentous day in Mexico’s storied oil history. The results of the first tender are in and it clearly is not the start that the Mexican government had sought, nor did it pan out the way those eager to invest had hoped either. But there is more to the story.


 


Renewable Energy Along Mexico's Northern Border: an interview with Jonathan Pinzón
By Alexis Arthur

Webinar renewablesMexico's northern border region has long been an economic powerhouse. It is also an energy hog. But that might be changing as the introduction of renewable energy looks set to transform the power mix in several states. Still, as Jonathan Pinzón, Principal Energy Consultant at Green Momentum points out, much remains to be done. 


 


Pemex's Big Shallow Water Catch 
By Jeremy Martin

PemexThere was no fisherman involved this time. But the catch appears worth hanging on the wall. And hang it on the international energy wall Pemex and Mexico’s energy authorities have done over the last several days. In today’s podcast we’ll look at the announcement by Pemex of a major oil and gas discovery in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico.


 


Making Oil by Rail Safer 
By Alexis Arthur

oilrailThe oil by rail controversy has been bubbling for some time, with periodic derailments bringing the topic back to the fore. Yet as oil production continues unabated in North America and pipeline infrastructure lags there are few alternatives. The question is whether we can make oil transport by rail safer? And do the new Department of Transportation rules go far enough?


 


Venezuela's Electricity Crisis 
By Alexis Arthur

electric webOn April 28, Venezuela announced the nation would begin rationing electricity and cutting work hours as hot weather puts pressure on the power system. In many ways this is just the latest in a prolonged energy crisis affecting Venezuela. For ordinary Venezuelans, the electricity crisis just places further burden on their already difficult daily lives.


 


Latin American Oil Producers Look East
By Jeremy Martin

Gas tank What do tankers loaded with Mexican oil docking in South Korea have to do with the US energy revolution? US oil production boom and Asian demand growth are altering international oil geopolitics.




Bolivia's Energy Outlook: a conversation with Alvaro Rios Roca

By Jeremy Martin 

Alvaro RiosBolivia was South America's fastest growing economy in 2014 but can it be sustained? The Institute of the Americas spoke to Alvaro Rios Roca, Partner Director at Gas Energy Latin America and Drilling Info, about the nation's natural gas sector and energy outlook more broadly.

 

 

 


 


 

Argentina Seeks Energy Self-Sufficiency

By Jeremy Martin 

ArgentinaFor years Argentina has been one of the hemisphere's key energy markets and a leader in regional integration efforts and natural gas development. More recently, the nation has been better known for financial boom-bust cycles than energy supremacy. But sitting atop some of the world's largest shale oil and gas reserves, Argentina could become a regional or even global energy powerhouse.

 

 



Peru's Energy Balancing Act

By Alexis Arthur

Ortiz HumalaAs Peru's President Ollanta Humala reshuffled his cabinet yet again last week, his replacement of the Minister for Energy and Mines highlighted the ongoing instability in the nation's energy sector. A string of clashes between private companies and local communities raise questions around Peru's model for development and the future of energy investment.

 



Democratization of Energy in the Dominican Republic: an interview with Minister Pelegrín Castillo

By Jeremy Martin

PelegrinCThe Institute of the Americas sat down with Pelegrín Castillo, Minister of Energy and Mines in the Dominican Republic to discuss the nation's electric sector reforms, hydrocarbons exploration plans, and efforts to make the Dominican Republic an energy hub in the region (Spanish).  

 

 


 

Energy and Prosperity in Central America

By Alexis Arthur

Central America EnergyAs the White House announces it will be seeking a further $1bn in aid to support economic development, security, and the rule of law in Central America, the Institute of the Americas took a closer look at the role of energy in achieving these goals. 

 

 


2015 Energy Trends

By Jeremy Martin

Energy trends 2015The New Year has arrived and January is flying by, which means it's time to talk energy trends for 2015. This year, we are predicting global oil prices, Mexico's energy reforms, and Venezuela's deepening crisis as the top three. 

 

 


The Oil Price Shakedown: a conversation with James Hamilton

By Jeremy Martin

James HamiltonAs US oil prices hit $50 a barrel, we turned to oil price expert and economist, Dr. James Hamilton at UCSD to explain what it means for the US and global economy, and where we are likely to see the biggest winners and losers. 

 

 


Top 5 Energy Stories of 2014

By Jeremy Martin

Top 5 Energy Stories 2014Each December, we like to reflect on the top 5 energy stories of the year, bringing you a mix of the global and the local, the headline-grabbing and those that may have fallen below your radar. Join us for a whirlwind tour of US oil debates, Mexico reforms, Brazil's policy roller coaster, Argentina's shale debate, and global oil prices.

 

 

  


The Durability of Energy Reform: an interview with Pedro Haas

By Jeremy Martin

Pedro HaasAs Mexico prepares for its first oil and gas auction - Round One - the Institute of the Americas discussed the nation's energy outlook with Pedro Haas, Director of Advisory Services at Hess Trading and former head of Pemex. Haas also examines the impact of falling oil prices, Mexico's security challenges, and the importance of ensuring the "durability" of the energy reforms.

 

  

 


Pivoting to North America: a conversation with Arturo Sarukhan

By Jeremy Martin

Arturo SarukhanMuch has changed in the year since Mexico passed its sweeping energy reforms. The Institute of the Americas asked Arturo Sarukhan, former Mexican Ambassador to the United States, about the implications for Mexico’s energy sector and economy, the need for the country to “pivot” to North America, and the outlook for Mexican football star Chicharito .

 

 

 


The US Crude Oil Export Debate: an interview with Sarah Ladislaw 

By Jeremy Martin

Sarah LadislawFor almost 40 years, the United States’ government has effectively banned the export of crude oil. But with the backdrop of the US energy revolution and booming shale oil production, an argument has emerged in favor of lifting the ban. The Institute of the Americas spoke to Sarah Ladislaw, Director and Senior Fellow at the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC to help us understand the debate. 

 

 

 


Can Brazil's New President Change the Energy Outlook?

By Alexis Arthur

Brazil Brazil’s presidential election is heating up as voters head to the polls for the second round on October 26. Brazilians must now decide between another four years of President Dilma Rousseff or to switch to pro-business candidate and former governor Aécio Neves. The implications for the aspiring energy superpower could be dramatic.

 

 

 


Energy in Brazil's Change Election: an interview with Paulo Sotero

By Jeremy Martin

Paulo SoteroOn Sunday, October 5th, Brazilian voters head to the polls in the first round of a hugely watched presidential election. The Institute of the Americas spoke to Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars about energy, scandal, and economics in Brazil's "change election."

 

 

 


The Climate Marathon: an interview with David Victor

By Jeremy Martin

David VictorWith the UN Climate Summit in New York next week, the Institute of the Americas caught up with David Victor, Director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation at UCSD to discuss the likely outcomes, implications for the Western Hemisphere, and reaching mile 2 on the climate marathon.

 

 

 

 


Camisea Ushers in New Energy Era for Peru

By Jeremy Martin

CamiseaIn August 2004, Peru’s then-president, Alejandro Toledo, inaugurated the long-awaited Camisea project. Named for the river adjacent to the natural gas reserves now being piped more than 700 kilometers from the Peruvian Amazon Basin to the capital Lima, Camisea ushered in a new era for the nation.

 

 

 


The Panama Canal Turns 100

By Alexis Arthur

Panama Canal CentenaryThe Panama Canal turns 100 this week, marking a century for the engineering feat considered by many to be one of the great wonders of the industrial world. 100 years later, the Panama Canal is poised to enter another historic phase. Its expansion promises to transform global trade once again but this time the world’s energy markets, in particular LNG.

 

 

 


No Simple Solution to Colombia's Energy Problems

By Alexis Arthur

Ronda ColombiaAs the bids were announced for Colombia’s latest oil auction, the results highlight the underlying truth that there is no simple solution to Colombia’s energy problems. What is increasingly clear is that Colombia is facing an energy crossroads and President Juan Manuel Santos must make some critical decisions when he begins his second term on August 7.

 


 


World Cup, Sovereign Debt, and Untapped Shale Reserves: Why Argentina is in the News 

By Alexis Arthur

ArgentinaEven before the Albiceleste fell in the World Cup final to Germany, Argentina was back in the news. The country’s 2001 financial crisis and subsequent default has been the cause of a 13-year headache for the country’s many creditors and stalled foreign investment in Argentina’s energy sector. A US Supreme Court decision last month has pushed the country perilously close to default once again.

 


 


US - Chile Energy Relations 

By Alexis Arthur

Michelle BacheletChile President Michelle Bachelet is in Washington this week and will be meeting with President Obama. This is Bachelet’s first visit during this administration. Energy Minister Máximo Pacheco is also in America with a large delegation, and will be speaking to executives in Houston this week. We speak to Energy Program Director Jeremy Martin about what to expect from Chile's new energy agenda and US - Chile energy relations.

 


 


Colombia's Energy Future Also at Stake in Presidential Elections

By Alexis Arthur

Colombia mapAs Colombians head to the polls this week, many will be voting on the future of the fragile peace process. But this is not the only issue the new president will face, with energy playing an important role in ensuring the country’s economic success.

 

 

 



 

Hay la voluntad política para facilitar la inversión energética?: Entrevista con Ministro Eleodoro Mayorga

By Jeremy Martin

LeviEste año marca el décimo aniversario del proyecto masivo de gas natural ‘Camisea’ en Perú. Jeremy Martin tuvo la oportunidad de conversar con el Dr. Eleodoro Mayorga, Ministro de Energía y Minas de Perú, sobre el impacto de Camisea, qué se espera del proyecto para la próxima década, el panorama del sector energético en Perú y el papel de la consulta previa.

 

 



The Future of US Energy: an interview with Michael Levi, Council on Foreign Relations

By Alexis Arthur

LeviThe global energy landscape is undergoing an historic transformation, driven at least in part by the oil and gas boom in the United States. The Institute of the Americas caught up with Michael Levi, energy security and climate expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss this changing world energy order and the United States’ place in it.

 

 

 


Uruguay’s Energy Security: Opening Remarks by Minister Roberto Kreimerman
By Institute of the Americas

Cono Sur Mesa REdonda de EnergíaUruguay Minister of Energy, Industry and Mining, Roberto Kreimerman, gives the opening remarks at the Institute of the Americas Southern Cone Energy Roundtable on March 18 in Montevideo, Uruguay (Spanish).





 Rallying Round Zero
By Jeremy Martin

PEMEXFor the first time in over 75 years, the most important date on Mexico’s oil calendar in March was not the national holiday celebrating President Cardenas’ expropriation of foreign oil companies on March 18, but rather the 21st, when the national oil company Pemex submitted its first request for field assignments under the energy reforms.





Costa Rica & El Salvador Elections
By Alexis Arthur

Costa Rica-El Salvador ElectionsIn a busy election year for Latin America, next up are run-offs in El Salvador and Costa Rica. Our podcast looks at what the candidates’ energy platforms signify for each country's national energy landscape and, more broadly, for Central America.




What about energy? The North American Leaders Summit
By Jeremy Martin

NAFTAAs North America’s three leaders meet in Toluca, Mexico tomorrow it will be in the shadow of NAFTA’s 20th Anniversary, with discussions likely to focus on trade. Regional energy trade is an important part of this picture. So is trilateral energy cooperation as North America burnishes its status as a regional energy hub.

 



Outlook for Natural Gas in the Caribbean: an interview with Jed Bailey, Energy Narrative
By Jeremy Martin

Jed BaileyCaribbean countries have traditionally depended upon oil-derived products for the bulk of their energy needs often with deleterious effects. But a recent IDB study  argues that natural gas would decrease electricity prices and result in lower economic and environmental costs for countries of the region. We caught up with Jed Bailey, one of the study’s authors, to discuss the outlook for natural gas in the region, including sources of supply, potential points of entry, and the debate over LNG vs CNG. To hear more from Jed Bailey and other Caribbean and natural gas experts, join us February 13 in Santo Domingo http://bit.ly/1cB0Czf

 



Not All Shales Are Created Equal: a conversation with Mikkal Herberg, National Bureau of Asian Research
By Jeremy Martin

bm sphsWith the so-called “Golden Era of Natural Gas” showing no signs of abating, the Institute of the Americas caught up with Mikkal Herberg, Research Director of the Energy Security Program at the National Bureau of Asian Research to discuss global natural gas prospects, US LNG exports, and why “not all shales are created equal”.



Seeking a Hydrocarbons Vision in Peru: an interview with Beatriz Merino, Sociedad Peruana de Hidrocarburos
By Alexis Arthur

bm sphsIt’s 2014 and Peru is at a crossroads. The country’s upstream contract framework was cited as a model for Mexico’s energy reforms yet many in the energy industry cite a long list of hurdles stifling oil and natural gas growth. The Institute of the Americas spoke to Dr. Beatriz Merino, President of the Peruvian Hydrocarbons Society to get her perspective on the need for reforms in Peru’s hydrocarbons sector (in Spanish).

 



2014 Energy Trends
By Jeremy Martin

Energy Trends 2014After a quick peek into our crystal ball, we’ve put together a short list of major energy stories to watch this year. Some are a logical continuation of trends in 2013 – think Mexico’s momentous energy reforms and the continued surge in oil and gas production in the United States. Others figure less in international headlines but are worth keeping an eye on such as Peru.

 

 

 


 Top 5 Energy Stories of 2013
By Jeremy Martin

Top 5 Energy StoriesSome energy stories dominated the headlines for months at a time – think Mexico’s road to energy reform – while others might already be forgotten – like Ecuador. The IOA Energy team pulled together five key energy stories of 2013 as a way to reflect on what’s happened in our hemisphere this year.

 

 


“No Alternative” in Argentina’s Hydrocarbons Outlook: an interview with Francisco Olivera, La Nación
By Alexis Arthur

Francisco Olivera1Despite sitting atop the world’s fourth largest shale oil and gas reserves, Argentina has failed to attached sufficient investment for exploration and production, leaving the country to import 20 percent of its energy needs. But this trend may be reversing. Francisco Olivera, columnist at La Nación in Argentina, remains cautiously optimistic, particularly under a new government in 2015, seeing “no alternative” but to enact policy changes to avoid an energy crisis (in Spanish).

 


 


It’s not just about oil – electric reform in Mexico: an interview with Nick Puga, Bates White
By Jeremy Martin

Nick PugaBates WhiteWhile Mexico’s energy reforms dominate headlines, most attention has focused on the country’s oil and gas players  yet dramatic changes are also in store for Mexico’s electric sector and state-owned utility, CFE. In this interview, Nick Puga of Bates White urges patience as electric reforms require both time and massive investment.

 


 


Monetizing Mexico’s Oil: an interview with Juan Pardinas, IMCO
By Jeremy Martin

Mexico’s energy debate is back in the news as President Enrique Peña Nieto seeks to pass his reform agenda by year’s end. The Institute of the Americas spoke to Juan Pardinas, president of IMCO, about Pemex, nationalism , and the need to monetize Mexico’s natural resources.

 


 


 Energy and Elections in Chile
By Jeremy Martin


Heading into this Sunday’s presidential vote in Chile, there is one word that best sums up the energy policy debate in the Andean nation: Diversification. That is to say that like one’s own personal investment strategy, Chile is seeking an energy policy that brings increased diversity to its matrix.

 


 


Enrique Peña Nieto’s Reform Agenda: a conversation with Duncan Wood
By Jeremy Martin

The Institute of the Americas caught up with Duncan Wood, Director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, to get his take on Mexico’s fiscal and energy outlook.

 


 


 Roger TissotPetroleum Models and Energy Reform in Mexico: an interview with Roger Tissot
By Jeremy Martin

As Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto advances the country’s energy reform agenda, the Institute of the Americas spoke to Roger Tissot about Mexico’s emerging petroleum model and whether the reforms will be sufficient to reboot Mexico’s oil and gas development.

 


 


 Brazil’s “Flexible Monopoly” and the Libra Pre-Salt Auction: an interview with John Forman
By Jeremy Martin

Brazil held its inaugural pre-salt auction yesterday. The Institute of the Americas spoke to former ANP Director, John Forman about the results of the Libra bid round and the implications for the future of Brazil's pre-salt development and the country's oil & gas outlook more broadly.

 


 


 Raúl Carral, Business Development Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, Wärtsilä
By Alexis Arthur

On October 2, the Institute of the Americas hosted the 2nd Annual Forum on Prospects for LNG and Natural Gas in Central America. On the sidelines, Energy Program Director Jeremy Martin and Energy Policy Associate Alexis Arthur spoke to presenters about some of the salient issues to emerge from the discussions (in Spanish).

 


 


René Castro, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
By Jeremy Martin

On October 2, the Institute of the Americas hosted the 2nd Annual Forum on Prospects for LNG and Natural Gas in Central America. On the sidelines, Energy Program Director Jeremy Martin and Energy Policy Associate Alexis Arthur spoke to presenters about some of the salient issues to emerge from the discussions (in Spanish).

 


 


Ignasi Nieto-Magaldi, Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank
By Alexis Arthur

On October 2, the Institute of the Americas hosted the 2nd Annual Forum on Prospects for LNG and Natural Gas in Central America. On the sidelines, Energy Program Director Jeremy Martin and Energy Policy Associate Alexis Arthur spoke to presenters about some of the salient issues to emerge from the discussions (in Spanish).

 


 


Vicente Prescott, Secretary of Energy, Panama
By Jeremy Martin

On October 2, the Institute of the Americas hosted the 2nd Annual Forum on Prospects for LNG and Natural Gas in Central America. On the sidelines, Energy Program Director Jeremy Martin and Energy Policy Associate Alexis Arthur spoke to presenters about some of the salient issues to emerge from the discussions (in Spanish).

 


 


Gustavo Schettini, CEO, Energy Consulting Services
By Alexis Arthur

On October 2, the Institute of the Americas hosted the 2nd Annual Forum on Prospects for LNG and Natural Gas in Central America. On the sidelines, Energy Program Director Jeremy Martin and Energy Policy Associate Alexis Arthur spoke to presenters about some of the salient issues to emerge from the discussions (in Spanish).

 


 


Ariel Yepez, Senior Energy Economist, World Bank
By Alexis Arthur

On October 2, the Institute of the Americas hosted the 2nd Annual Forum on Prospects for LNG and Natural Gas in Central America. On the sidelines, Energy Program Director Jeremy Martin and Energy Policy Associate Alexis Arthur spoke to presenters about some of the salient issues to emerge from the discussions (in Spanish).

 


 


Brazil Confident Heading into Inaugural Pre-Salt Auction
By Jeremy Martin

In a bit of a change from the original tectonic-shifting announcements of the pre-salt several years ago, the anticipation surrounding Brazil’s inaugural pre-salt auction has been surprisingly muted. Bidders have until September 18 to register for the Oct 21 auction. The outcome could have far-reaching implications for the future of Brazil’s efforts to exploit the pre-salt reserves.

 


 


A Made-in-Alberta Approach to Energy: An interview with Alberta Minister of Energy, Hon. Ken Hughes
by Jeremy Martin
Canada’s energy outlook and trends are undergoing an important evolution. Distribution of its natural resource wealth, how hydrocarbons are moved to market, as well as what those markets are, are key issues facing policy makers and energy sector participants in Canada. The Institute of the Americas discussed the issues with Alberta Minister of Energy, the Honourable Ken Hughes (bio)

 


 


Ecuador’s Oil Outlook After Yasuni-ITT
by Jeremy Martin
For several years and for a variety of reasons, Ecuador’s oil outlook has been less than rosy. But all that could change after President Correa’s stunning about-face on August 16th, in which he abandoned the country’s bid to raise funds from international donors to prevent exploration and production in the Amazon.

 


 


Mexico Energy Reform
by Alexis Arthur & Jeremy Martin
On August 12, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto set forth his government’s much-anticipated proposal for energy reform. 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 appears vital for its economic outlook.

 


 


Electricity Shortages Threaten Mining, Economic Growth in Chile and Peru
by Alexis Arthur
As a Chilean appeals court suspended another electricity mega-project last week, it was the latest in a series of setbacks for the increasingly energy-starved nation. Neighboring Peru is in a similarly precarious position as it seeks to promote sustainable growth, much of which is underpinned by its mining sector that will also be the key driver of electricity demand in coming years.

 


 


Chile's Energy Challenges Dominate Presidential Campaign
by Alexis Arthur
While Chile’s presidential elections are still 5 months away, campaigns are in full swing, and candidates are gearing up for primary elections on June 30th. As campaign debates generate national attention, it is becoming clear that this year’s elections will be dominated by three issues – health, education, and energy.

 


 


Lessons from the US energy boom for Latin America
by Alexis Arthur
There has been much excitement surrounding the energy boom in the US, not least what the so-called ‘shale revolution’ has meant for the country’s economy and energy security. Nations with a similar abundance of unconventional reserves hope to somehow emulate this success. Latin America is just one region paying close attention.

 


 


Why the US should approve the Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement
by Jeremy Martin
On May 2nd, Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto will meet in Mexico City to discuss the bilateral relationship. It is likely that the Mexican government will inquire as to the status of the Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement, signed with much fanfare in Los Cabos in February 2012 and ratified by the Mexican Senate almost immediately

 


 


Brazil and Mexico at the La Jolla Conference
by Jeremy Martin
Energy is like politics in that we all love the horse race – who’s leading, who’s up, who’s down. For years, Petrobras was the poster child for “who’s up,” while Mexico’s oil company, Pemex, was struggling. At least until recently.

 


 


Venezuela and Colombia at the La Jolla Conference
by Alexis Arthur
While the energy headlines are often dominated by Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, Colombia continues to witness an energy boom. The contrast could not be greater than with its neighbour Venezuela and its national oil company, PDVSA.

 


 


Venezuelan elections and Petrocaribe
by Alexis Arthur
Just six months after the last presidential elections, voters are headed to the polls to elect a new leader. Regardless of who wins next week’s election, the new Venezuelan president will need to make some tough economic adjustments. Petrocaribe is just one program likely to feel the sting in the process.

 


 


Resource Nationalism in Latin America: an interview with David Mares
by Jeremy Martin.
Energy Program Director Jeremy Martin spoke to Dr. David Mares about some of the trends in energy nationalism across Latin America and the outlook for the region’s national oil companies. Mares is Professor of Political Science Adjunct Professor of IRPS at UC San Diego and Baker Scholar in Energy Studies at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at RIce University.

 


 


The Golden Era of Natural Gas & the Geopolitics of US LNG Exports
by Jeremy Martin
Energy Program Director Jeremy Martin spoke to Nobuo Tanaka, former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) about the natural gas boom in the United States and implications for the global natural gas outlook and LNG.

 


 

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Webinar: Climate Resilience in the Caribbean: Building the Business Case

The 2017 hurricane season has put climate resilience in the Caribbean squarely on the front page. Hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through the Caribbean with 185-mph winds.


Webinar: State Intervention in the Natural Gas Sector: Lessons Learned from Argentina

In the 1990’s, Argentina was a pioneer in terms of the development of its natural gas industry, and particularly in terms of the role and impact of the State. The Menem administration embraced the tenets of the Washington Consensus and liberalized the natural gas market and fostered a boom in upstream, midstream and downstream infrastructure helping remove supply/transportation bottlenecks. After achieving self-sufficiency, Argentina subsequently signed a series of agreements with regional partners for offtake of its increasing natural gas surplus.


Webinar: LNG and Natural Gas in Central America: El Salvador and the Energía del Pacífico Project
Central America continues on a path to diversification of its energy matrix with important projects that will move the region away from its traditional oil dependency. In addition to major renewable energy developments, the long anticipated introduction of natural gas into key markets in the region is moving closer to fruition.


Webinar: Riding Latin America’s New Privatization Wave

Latin America has begun to ride what may be described as a new privatization wave. The region is reemerging from years of inward-looking energy policies and state dominance that reversed the market liberalizations made popular during the era of the Washington Consensus.Latin America has begun to ride what may be described as a new privatization wave. The region is reemerging from years of inward-looking energy policies and state dominance that reversed the market liberalizations made popular during the era of the Washington Consensus.


Webinar: Brazil on the Clock – Insights on the Upstream Auctions

Seeking to regain investor interest in Brazil’s upstream, last October the Brazilian Congress overhauled regulations for the country’s oil and gas industry, reversing changes that had been put in place during the Lula government.


Webinar: Mexico´s Clean Energy Market Reform: Results so far and perspectives

In 2013, the Government of Mexico began a series of constitutional reforms aimed at unleashing the nation’s energy sector and boosting economic growth and competitiveness.


Webinar: Unconventionals in Latin America: Updates from Mexico and Colombia

The continued volatility and lower-for-longer oil price environment, among other factors, has reduced some of the attention from Latin America’s shale plays.


Webinar: Digital Transformation and the Hype Cycle: Where are we today and what is different?

The march of innovation and transformation in the global energy business shows no sign of ebbing. Industry and government alike across our hemisphere are looking to technological solutions for the vexing challenges of a modern energy sector that supports economic development in a sustainable manner.



Webinar, The Race to the Top: Latin America’s Oil & Gas Outlook

The success in Mexico’s deepwater auction and Pemex joint venture last December may prove a harbinger of a more positive outlook for Latin America’s oil and gas sector.



Webinar, Crude Nation: Venezuela’s Oil Outlook


There is little debate over the extent of the natural resource potential that lies below ground in Venezuela. And the country’s outsized influence on global energy geopolitics has been the source of countless research papers and analysis. But what is increasingly open for discussion is what the future -- near-term and long-term -- holds for Venezuela’s oil outlook and the country’s energy sector.



Special webinar focused on Mexico’s geothermal sector

The Institute of the Americas (IOA) workshop about Mexican Geothermal Opportunities in collaboration with the US Department of Energy (DOE), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the US Commercial Service, Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER) and Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) will take place on April 4. In advance of the workshop, we are delighted to present a webinar featuring an overview of the Geothermal sector in Mexico and a preview of the topics and issues to be covered at the workshop.

 


 

Webinar: Sustainable Project Finance: Stakeholder Engagement & Managing Risk

From Colombia to Chile to Brazil there are myriad examples of major energy projects across the hemisphere that have been impacted by a series of elements that can effect successful project development and implementation.

 


 

Mexico AuctionWebinar: Taking Stock of Mexico’s Upstream Reform: Deepwater, Pemex and Institutions

webinar panel discussion featuring Jason Fargo, Latin America Team Leader at Energy Intelligence; Alejandra Leon, Director, Latin America Upstream at IHS; and, Jeremy Martin, Vice President for Energy & Sustainability at the Institute of the Americas.

 

 

 


 

ChileWebinar: Chile's Energy Transformation

Webinar presentation led by Daniel Salazar Jaque, Director of Chile’s electric system operator CDEC-SING

 

 


 

Webinar: Brazil’s Oil & Gas Regulatory Overhaul

Webinar presentation featuring Ricardo Sennes

 

 

 


Natural Gas PipelinesWebinar: Understanding Mexico’s Natural Gas Market

Webinar presentation led by James Fowler, editor of the ICIS Mexico energy report

 

 

 


Webinar: Assessing the Independence of Energy Regulators in Chile, Peru and MexicoWebinar: Assessing the Independence of Energy Regulators in Chile, Peru and Mexico

Non-Resident Fellow Francisco Salazar analyzes the independence of regulators in Chile, Peru and Mexico

 

 

 


 

Paris AgreementWebinar: The Paris Agreement – Emissions Reductions Commitments and Implications for the Hemisphere

The Paris Agreement has been hailed as a watershed moment in the global effort to tackle climate change

 

 

 


 

Argentina's Oil & GasWebinar: Argentina’s Oil & Gas Sector

Mauricio Macri’s election in late 2015 sentshockwaves across the hemisphere and drew renewed attention to the country’s investment possibilities.

 

 

 


 

BP Enery Outlook 2016 Edition

Webinar: BP Energy Outlook - 2016 edition

What factors will shape energy markets over the next 20 years? What impact would a slowdown in global economic growth have on energy demand? How could agreements reached at COP21 affect energy consumption?

 

 

 


 

Francisco Xavier Salazar Diez de SollanoWebinar: Mexico’s Experience with Clean Energy

Last December, Mexico passed legislation focused on sustainable electric production and, more broadly, the country’s energy transition. The Energy Transition Law -- what many have called the final piece of the country’s historic energy overhaul -- seeks to regulate the sustainable use of energy and set clear procedures for the country's clean energy and emissions reductions goals and targets.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Silvia AlvaradoWebinar: Guatemala Electric Sector Update

Long a leader in promoting private investment and development of its energy sector, Guatemala now faces issues of a market with excess electricity capacity on the order of 1,500MW. How the country manages its electric sector in the coming months and years is critical not just within its borders, but also as part of the broader Central American and North American energy horizon.

 

 

 

 


 

Oil Rig Sunset Sea smallerBrazil's Oil Outlook

Brazil's immense potential is well known. We were joined by Lavinia Hollanda, Research Director at FGV Energia, to discuss some of the challenges facing Brazil’s oil sector, from global oil prices and investment climate, to above ground risks at home.

 

 

 


 

electric webMexico's New Electricity Market 

Mexico will be opening its new electricity market on January 1, 2016. We were joined by José Buganza, Assistant Director for Electric Industry Coordination, for a discussion of the new rules and regulations guiding the market structure, as well as the timeline for power auctions and clean energy certificates.

 

 

 



argentina webinarEnergy & Elections in Argentina 

After the surprise results of the first round of Argentina's Presidential elections, many questions remain as to how a new administration will deal with the nation's macroeconomic legacy and how to revive Argentina's energy outlook. We were joined by Ana Paula Ares, Founding Partner of Quo Advisors, to discuss the energy challenges and opportunities for the new president.

 

 

 


  

melgar webinarMexico's Round One Update  

As the energy reforms have progressed, the Mexican government has demonstrated a comitment to transparency and has been responsive to industry needs. We were joined by Dr. Lourdes Melgar, Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons, to discuss results of Round One thus far, as well as  upcoming tenders, including deepwater.

 

 

 


 

gas tankerCheap Oil? Making Sense of a Competitive Oil Market 

After a dramatic oil price drop in 2014, the market has settled into a new period of volatility. Ramón Espinasa, Lead Oil and Gas Expert at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Carlos Surce, Energy Consultant, explain the historic context behind the crash and the outlook for oil markets.

 

 

 


 
mexico bidMexico's Round One - What's Next?

Mexico’s first Round One oil and gas tender, justly lauded for success of the process, raised significant questions over the blocks on offer as well as the fiscal and contractual terms set forth by the government. We were joined by Baker Botts Partners Carlos Solé and Jason Bennett to analyze the issues.

 

 


 
  brazil gas webinarFuture of Natural Gas in Venezuela

Exploration and production of natural gas in Venezuela has lagged behind the oil industry. Important developments, particularly at offshore gas fields, could begin to reverse the trend. Antero Alvarado, Managing Partner for Gas Energy Latin America, examined the outlook.

 

 


 
  energia logoPeru's Energy Outlook 2030

As Peru strives to continue growing its economy, the country must also address its energy needs. Eleodoro Mayorga, former Minister of Energy and Pedro Gamio, former Vice Minister of Energy of Peru look at the trends affecting the nation's energy growth, from natural gas to renewables, to regional integration, and combatting climate change.

 


 

Webinar renewablesRenewable Energy in Colombia

Colombia's renewable energy potential has received little attention.Yet given the nation’s considerable geothermal, solar and wind prospects, Colombia could be generating far more of its electricity from renewable sources. John Padilla, Managing Partner at IPD Latin America discussed the nation's renewable energy outlook.

 

 


 webinar bp outlookBP North America Energy Outlook 2035

What are the most likely scenarios for North America's energy matrix? Mark Finley, General Manager of Global Energy Markets at BP joined us to analyze the outlook for oil, natural gas, renewable energy and more for the coming two decades in Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

 


 
 

 electric webBrazil's Power Sector Outlook 

We were joined by Francisco Morandi, CFO of AES Brazil, for an in-depth analysis of Brazil's power sector outlook, including the nation's ability to respond to the ongoing drought, and preparedness for the future. Morandi also discussed the options for increased diversification and greater renewable and natural gas deployment.

 
 

 senerA First Look at Mexico's Planned Wholesale Electricity Market  

We were joined by Michael S. Hindus, Parnter, and John B. McNeece, Senior Consel, at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP to untangle and analyze the proposed rules for the development of Mexico's new wholesale electricity market. 

 

 

 Lourdes MelgarMexico Round One Update: Shallow Water Tender & Beyond

As Mexico advances in its Round One auction, we were joined by Lourdes Melgar for an update on the bidding process, including the impact of low oil prices on both investor interest and contract terms. Melgar also discussed the bidding process beyond the shallow water tender. 

 


 Mexico Renewable EnergyThe Future of Renewable Energy in Mexico

With much of the international spotlight focused on oil and gas, it is easy to overlook Mexico's clean energy potential. We were joined by César Hernández, Under Secretary for Electricity, and Adrian Katzew, CEO of Zuma Energía to discuss how Mexico could be leading the region - and perhaps the world - in renewable energy.

 

 


 

 Mexico Round OneMexico's Round One: Assessing the Shallow Water Tender, Contract Terms, and Competition

On Dec. 11 Mexico released an historic international tender for 14 shallow water blocks as part of the Round One bidding process set in motion by President Peña Nieto's energy reforms. Panelists Miriam Grunstein of Rice Universit and Duncan Wood of the Woodrow Wilson Center helped untangle the terms and offered their initial perspective.

 

 


 

 VenezuelaPlummeting Oil Prices and Venezuela's Energy Outlook

Amid the turmoil that has characterized Venezuela in the last year, the energy sector has often been lost in the haze. But it is clear that the downward trend in oil production combined with sliding prices has added to the pressure on Venezuela’s economy. Francisco J. Monaldi of the Harvard Kennedy School analyzed the issues.

 

 


 

 Equitable OriginEnergy and Community Engagement in Colombia - Mutually Beneficial Relationships

As Colombia's energy sector has grown in size and sophistication, the economic benefits have been increasingly countered by environmental and community concerns. Fernando L. Benalcázar, VP for Latin America at Equitable Origin analyzed the current situation and lessons from the region.

 

 


 

 Francisco SalazarMexico's New Energy Regulatory Landscape and the Role of CRE

We were delighted to be joined by Francisco Xavier Salazar, President of Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), for a discussion on the role of CRE in shaping Mexico’s energy future and the impact of the energy reform process on the country’s regulatory framework.

 

 


 Shale in MexicoShale in Mexico - Separating Fact from Fiction

The international media has taken a pessimistic view of Mexico's unconventional prospects. In this webinar, panelists from CNH, Lewis Energy, and Centro Mario Molina separate fact from fiction in the shale debate in the context of Mexico's energy reforms.

 

 


 Natural gas in PeruNatural Gas in Peru - Camisea and Beyond

Peru’s energy matrix has changed markedly in the decade since the Camisea natural gas project began production. But as domestic demand rises, Peru’s energy producers may need to look beyond Camisea to ensure supplies and maintain growth in one of Latin America’s best-performing economies.

 

 


 

 Natural gas in BrazilThe Future of Natural Gas in Brazil

While Brazil has emerged as a major hydrocarbons player, its natural gas production has lagged behind. Sylvie D’Apote, managing partner at Prysma Consultants analyzes natural gas production in Brazil, expected gas demand growth and diversification, and the future of LNG imports in Brazil.

 

 


 

 Canada Oil SandsCanada's Oil Sands: Prospects and Challenges for 2014

While Canada holds the world’s third largest oil reserves, 97% are contained in the unconventional oil sands. Peter MacConnachie, Sustainability Issues Manager at Suncor Energy discusses how to balance the economic benefits of oil sands development with environmental and community concerns.

 

 


 

 Venezuela energyVenezuela's Energy Outlook at the Maduro Administration's One Year Mark

Almost one year since the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and election of Nicolás Maduro, David Voght, Managing Director at IPD Latin America looks at where the country's energy sector is heading and the outlook for national oil company PDVSA.

 

 

 


 

 Mexico PowerTransforming Mexico's Power Sector

2014 is shaping up to be a big year for Mexican energy. Nick Puga, Partner at Bates White and longtime observer of Mexico's power sector looks at next steps for Mexico's electric sector in light of the reforms, opportunities for the private sector and Mexican government, and what challenges remain.

 

 


 

 Energy Reform MexicoEnergy Reform in Mexico: paradigm shifts, game changers, and unleashing Aztec tigers

In this virtual panel Luis Miguel Labardini (Marcos y Asociados), Marcelo Mereles (EnergeA) and John Padilla (IPD Latin America) discuss what Mexico's historic energy reforms mean for the nation's oil and gas and power sectors.

 

 


 

Brazil's energy outlookBrazil's Energetic 2013

Brazil’s energy sector has continued to capture the headlines in 2013. John Forman, former director of Brazil’s national hydrocarbons agency, ANP, examines what the twists and turns of 2013 signify for the country’s energy outlook, for the pre-salt reserves, and beyond.

 

 


 

BP North America BP's North America Energy Outlook 2030

In the last five years, unconventional resource development has dramatically changed North America’s energy outlook. Mark Finley, General Manager of Global Energy Markets & US Economics at BP America, discusses the implications of these trends for North America and the Western Hemisphere.

 

 


 

  Panama LNG Panama Canal Expansion and Outlook for LNG

The Panama Canal expansion project has attracted much interest across the Western Hemisphere and the globe for its potential to open new trade routes and markets. Silvia de Marucci, Senior Analyst at the Panama Canal Authority, looks at the implications of the project for the integration of LNG trade.

 

 


 

LNGLNG in the Americas
Chris Goncalves, an LNG expert and Director at the Berkeley Research Group discusses the implications associated with increased US natural gas production and the prospects and challenges for LNG in our hemisphere and globally.

 

 


Energy and Technology in Mexico

Mexico has entered a new era with the end of “easy" oil. Jorge López de Cárdenas, Technology Director for Schlumberger Mexico & Central America examines these abundant, yet technically difficult, reserves, including shale gas, deepwater, and mature fields, where technology will be critical to renewed production.


 

Energy and the Economy in Mexico

Mexico has frequently been characterized by a disconnect between the country’s energy sector and the rest of the economy. Juan Padrinas, Director General of the Mexico Competitiveness Institute (IMCO) examines why energy security is fundamental for Mexico’s economic well-being and competitiveness.

 

 

INTERVIEWS

¿Hay la voluntad política para facilitar la inversión energética en Perú?

CastilloEste año marca el décimo aniversario del proyecto de gas natural ‘Camisea’ en Perú, lo cual ha transformado la matriz energética del país. El Instituto de las Américas tuvo la oportunidad de conversar con el Dr. Eleodoro Mayorga Alba, Ministro de Energía y Minas de Perú, sobre el impacto de Camisea, el panorama del sector energético en Perú y el papel de la consulta previa.
Entrevista (Español)


In Chile, Energy Questions Await the Return of President Bachelet

CastilloIn March 2014 Chile will have a new government, or rather the return of Michelle Bachelet to the Presidency. The Institute of the Americas had the opportunity to speak to Rodrigo Castillo, Executive Director of the Association of Electric Companies (ASEL) in Chile, about what awaits Ms. Bachelet in terms of focus areas for energy development in the country.
Entrevista (Español) Interview (English)


What Does the Pacific Alliance Mean for Latin America?

Jorge Rosemblut

In 2013, the Pacific Alliance emerged as one of the most visible trade blocs in the region. The Institute of the Americas spoke to Jorge Rosenblut, President of Endesa Chile, about the prospects of the Alliance for Latin America.
Entrevista (Español) Interview (English)


 

 

  CNPC Pursues Broader Energy Strategy in the Americas.

China has become one of Latin America’s most important investors, with energy a key component of their portfolio. The Institute of the Americas spoke to Dr. Sun Xiansheng about CNPC's strategy for energy investment in Latin America.
Interview (English)| Interview (Chinese)

 



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Jeremy Martin on the Oil Production Outlook
 
Progress and Pitfalls of Structural Reforms in Mexico
 
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La Jolla Conference 2015 Interview with Andrew Vesey
 
La Jolla Conference 2015 Interview with Edgar Rangel
 
La Jolla Conference 2015 Interview with John Padilla
 
Interview: Orlando Cabrales, Vice Minister of Energy, Colombia
 
Interview: Francisco Xavier Salazar, President, Comisión Reguladora de Energía, Mexico
 
Interview: Guido Cerini, Managing Director & Head of Natural Resources, Latin America Coverage Group, Credit Suisse
 



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Energy Team

Jeremy Martin
Director, Energy Program
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Rita Oliveira
Energy Program Associate & Office Manager

Diana Rodríguez
Energy Program Associate & Facilities Manager

Jacqueline Sanchez
Energy Policy Associate

 

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