Hugh Tucker

Hugh Tucker

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Mexican Energy Reform Progress Report - Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Finalization of Mexico’s energy reforms is accelerating and specific foreign investment opportunities are emerging, but detailed “Secondary Legislation” will likely be delayed to late April or a special congressional session...more

4/8/2014 - Energy Market Energy Reform Foreign Investment Joint Venture Mexico Oil & Gas Pemex

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Shale Development

On December 19, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its decision on the constitutionality of Act 13—a comprehensive set of amendments to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act. The court declared unconstitutional certain...more

1/3/2014 - Energy Fracking Marcellus Shale Oil & Gas Shale Gas

Mexico's Congress Passes "Game Changing" Energy Reforms

Yesterday, Mexico’s House of Deputies passed amendments to the Mexican Constitution and accompanying transitional legislation (the “Energy Reforms”) that will end the state-owned monopolies of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) and...more

12/30/2013 - Energy Energy Reform Mexico

Update on Mexican Energy Reforms – Concessions Regime in the Works

Ongoing political negotiations suggest that reforms to Mexico’s oil and gas laws will create a legal regime that will allow for concessions and production sharing contracts. As the Mexican Congress still debates proposed...more

11/8/2013 - Energy Reform Foreign Investment Licenses Mexico Oil & Gas Profit Sharing Shale Gas

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