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House Votes to Lift US Crude Oil Exports Ban

The latest effort to repeal the export ban faces an uncertain future as it heads to the Senate. On October 9, the US House of Representatives voted 261-159 to lift the decades-old ban on US crude oil exports. The bill,...more

10/13/2015 - Alaska Canada Crude Oil Energy Policy Exports Fracking Mexico OPEC Pending Legislation Presidential Veto Proposed Legislation U.S. Commerce Department

Potential Upstream Investment Under the New Iranian Petroleum Contract

The signing of the JCPOA regarding Iran nuclear sanctions may usher in a new era of major international investment in the Iranian oil and gas industry....more

7/24/2015 - Cost Recovery Crude Oil Energy Sector Foreign Investment IAEA Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Joint Venture Natural Gas OFAC Oil & Gas Oil Reserves P5+1 Nations

Mexico Energy Reform: Secondary Legislation Presented to Congress

Mexico’s comprehensive energy reform advances and reflects lessons from the Brazilian experience. On April 30, the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto presented a package of much-anticipated bills to the...more

5/2/2014 - Energy Energy Policy Energy Reform Mexico

Update: Last Obstacle Cleared for Mexican Energy Reform

Minimum number of required state legislatures approves the much-anticipated reform; subsequent litigation imminent. Despite opposition from Mexico’s leftist parties, 17 of the 31 state legislatures—the minimum number...more

12/17/2013 - Energy Mexico

Reform Opens Door to Private Investment in Mexico’s Energy Sector

Mexican Senate presents comprehensive Energy Reform Bill to the House of Representatives with tremendous potential for domestic and foreign energy companies. In an encouraging move toward energy reform, the Mexican...more

12/12/2013 - Investors Mexico Oil & Gas Pemex Proposed Legislation State-Owned Enterprises

Mexican Government to Consider Overhaul of Energy Sector

Mexico considers private investment in its nationalized oil and gas industry, with two competing proposals currently under review in its Congress....more

8/16/2013 - Energy Policy Mexico Oil & Gas

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