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Mexico to restructure energy regulations

Reform offers opportunities and challenges for maritime operators

Mexico is restructuring its entire energy regulatory framework. The first step was taken by the Mexican government on 20 December 2013 with landmark amendments to certain key articles of the Mexican Constitution related to the energy sector, including hydrocarbons and electricity. Those amendments are the legal foundation for broader participation by private entities in several activities that were previously reserved to Mexican nationals or the Mexican state.  Over the years, Mexico has made several attempts to stimulate the development of the Mexican energy sector including the so-called 'Energy Reform' led by former president Felipe Calderon in 2008. The truth is that none of the previou

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