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Death blow, More broken promises, Fitch rating – HCM for 2021 04 08

The “death-blow” for Energy Reform; Pemex abandoning its targets; and The rating is the same but read the notes

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Counter-Reformation and the Ten Commandments plus some good news – HCM Monthly for 2021 04 01

We do not mean to offend anyone’s religion but when dealing with a messianic figure like Andrés Manuel López Obrador it is hard not to think in these terms.

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Talos and Zama, Bypassing the law -II, Unhappy bondholders – HCM for 2021 03 24

Octavio Romero might let Talos operate Zama; The law is such a pain! – II; and Bondholders unhappy with plan to bail out Pemex

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Pemex/CFE, Deschamps retired finally, Campeche y Carmen – HCM for 2021 03 18

A few more details on the Pemex / CFE deal; Romero Deschamps no longer Pemex employee but still well paid; and AMLO still owes Campeche y Carmen

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Pemex discovery, PAN complains, Cavernous storage – HCM for 2021 03 17

Pemex found something; PAN leader pans AMLO energy policy; and Storage caves

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

AMLO’s fantasy, Nice Pemex, Inside job – HCM for 2021 03 15

Gas self-sufficiency is AMLO’s fantasy; Pemex is nice to do business with. Really. ; and An inside job.

Friday, March 12th, 2021

PC-Carigali and Shell, Renewables sector sues, Scam at the pump – HCM for 2021 03 11

CNH approves PC-Carigali (Petronas) and Shell plans; Electrical industry going to court over the ‘Counter-Reformation’; and A new way to cheat Mexican drivers at the pump

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Sovereign unproductive, Fake news, Pemex anomalies – HCM for 2021 03 08

“Unproductive but sovereign”; Pemex distorting the figures to skew the story; and ASF says Pemex’s management presents “anomalies”

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Pemex bankrupt? – HCM for 2021 03 05

This time for real? A number of stories have accumulated pointing to a severe financial crisis in Pemex. Maybe the press is just figuring it out or maybe something real is happening.

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Technically bankrupt, Pemex bailout, Braskem signs – HCM for 2021 03 03

ASF says the NOC is technically bankrupt; AMLO paying Pemex’s bills; and Let’s make a deal – Braskem, Pemex and Cenegas

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021