On December 12, 2013, Mexico’s Federal Congress passed historic Constitutional reforms opening both the oil and gas and electricity sectors to private investment. Within 96 hours, the required 16 state legislatures affirmatively supported the amendment. The decree was published December 20, 2013 and became effective on December 21, 2013. As a follow-on to our client alert “México Projects: Get Ready, Get Set . . .,” this alert summarizes the key changes in the decree.
The energy reform is an historic accomplishment of the Mexican government. Following a 75-year monopoly by Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) in the oil and gas sector, and the effective monopoly of Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in the electricity sector, the reforms terminate such constitutionally mandated arrangements in favor of open, transparent and competitive (and regulated) markets.
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