Related Articles
Forward article link
Share PDF with colleagues

Memo to Washington: Don't mess with the booming US-Mexico energy trade

Relations are on the rocks in the early days of the Trump administration. Jeopardising the energy relationship would be a loss for both sides

Sharing one of the world's longest and busiest land borders, the relationship between the US and Mexico is complex and critical to both nations. In recent years, growing amounts of energy flowing across that border have helped draw the nations' economies closer together and delivered benefits to both sides. Over the last three years, historic reform measures in Mexico have coursed through the bilateral energy agenda, breaking down old barriers and opening new binational possibilities. But harsh rhetoric from the new administration in Washington threatens to drive a wedge through the US-Mexico relationship. Against this backdrop, the hard-won gains in the energy trade are worth defending. T

Also in this section
Climate change: European disunion
19 September 2017
Consensus across the continent on energy and emissions policy is severely lacking
Norway's political storm warnings prove unfounded
18 September 2017
The country's election result should quell nerves in the oil and gas sector
Harvey tanks exports and production
8 September 2017
The hurricane seized up much of the Gulf Coast's infrastructure that keeps oil and fuel flowing to markets