The National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) has approved 36 permits to explore the Gulf of Mexico, during 2016. According to a report in Milenio, these authorizations belong to 15 oil-companies. They will undertake 2D and 3D seismic studies.
In a press release, Pemex assures that recovered almost 200,000 litres of hydrocarbon stolen. This was the result of a joint effort with federal, state and municipal authorities and the Secretariat of National Defence. The oil-firm highlights eight people who were involved in this kind of crime were capture.
The oil-company continues to show declines in its operations. Pemex refining capacity use has been below 65% during 2016, whereas 10 years ago, the capacity utilization was above 90%, according to a report in NorteDigital.
Arab investors are looking to sectors like Energy and Tourism. According to a report in Forbes Mexico, private funds and sovereign capital of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are interested in the country.
Upcoming tenders to explore in Mexico´s deepwater areas will be held very soon (Dec. 5). There are beginning to emerge some rumours about the companies concerned and possible alliances.