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Gas Bienestar goes live; CRE propane registry; Pemex maintenance budget down– HCM for 2021 08 30

Gas Bienestar has received a flash approval and starts deliveries; the CRE has started to implement its planned propane registry; Pemex’s maintenance budget is down significantly in 2021.

Sunday, August 29th, 2021
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Accident shutters 25% of Pemex production; Valero expands in Mexico; Pemex Uchukil exploration investment — HCM for 2021 08 25

The fatal accident and explosion on an oil platform of Pemex will have a big impact on its production figures in the short term; Valero expands with a fuel terminal; Pemex gets approval for changes to its Uchukil exploration program

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
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Jaguar exploratory well; Pemex supplier halts operations over debt; Natural gas growth requires storage — HCM for 2021 08 23

Jaguar E&P has received approval from the CNH to drill an onshore exploratory well; One of Pemex main offshore drilling services firms has halted operations over the NOC’s unpaid bills; To sustain projected natural gas growth more storage is needed.

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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Eni boundary well approval; Talos Energy development plan for Zama; Propane delivery union ready to negotiate — HCM for 2021 08 20

Italy’s Eni gets approval for a boundary well; Talos Energy has prepared a development plan for the Zama field; Propane delivery workers are willing to negotiate to work directly with Gas Bienestar.

Thursday, August 19th, 2021
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Propane profits cut; Pemex gets a handout; AMLO natural gas policy failures — HCM for 2021 08 19

Propane margins are down significantly after instituting price caps; Pemex gets a multi-billion dollar infusion for its loss-laden refining business; AMLO policies do nothing to address historical natural gas flaws.

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
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Pemex using less gas; CRE breaks permit rejection streak; Fewer Pemex service stations — HCM for 2021 08 18

Pemex has released a far greater amount of gas from its operations into the atmosphere in 2021 than last year; the CRE has issued a hydrocarbons permit for the first time since May; Pemex has lost 40% of its branded service stations since the end of 2016.

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
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The contribution from past rounds; Pemex must pay up before year’s end; LNG monopoly investigation — HCM for 2021 08 12

The Mexican Association of Hydrocarbons Companies (Amexhi) highlights the role of private firms and rounds; Pemex has a significant amount of debt that is set to mature this year; Cofece will investigate alleged propane monopolies in Baja California.

Thursday, August 12th, 2021
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Pemex exploration well; 80% of LNG distributors respect price cap; String of Pemex fires — HCM for 2021 08 11

Pemex received approval to start drilling its Sikte-1EXP well; Mexican authorities say 80% of LNG distributors respected AMLO’s recently installed price cap on the fuel; Pemex has suffered three fires in just one week

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
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Alleged Pemex tricks to inflate production; BHP approves Trion investment; Sener fuel import list — HCM for 2021 08 10

A press report alleges Pemex counts its production at a higher temperature which helps inflate the overall number; BHP approves an investment related to the Trion project; Sener publishes a list of companies with standing fuel permits after its recent purge.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
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Pemex sustainability record a liability; Pemex heavy oil production drops; LNG strike shows market flaws– HCM for 2021 08 09

Pemex’s failing record on sustainability and the environment make it less attractive to today’s investor; The NOC’s heavily oil production dropped in 2Q21; LNG distributors strike highlights a fractured and informal market.

Friday, August 6th, 2021
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