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Mexico’s Energy Reform The Mining Law On August 11th, 2014, a decree amending the Mining Law was published in the Official Federal Gazette. The amended law will become effective on August 12th 2014. Through this amendment, the Mining Law will no longer regulate rights with respect to firedamp (grisú gas) in coal mining. It also regulates the preferential character of extraction and exploitation of oil and other hydrocarbons, as well as in the area of the public service of transmission and distribution of power, over mining activities. Firedamp is eliminated as a regulated mineral or substance and therefore such gas is exempted from the application of the Mining Law. The preferential character of mining activities is also eliminated, and such activities will be subordinated to activities related to the exploration and extraction of oil and other hydrocarbons, and with respect to the public service of power transmission and distribution. The Ministries of Economy and Energy may establish, if technically feasible, the coexistence of mineral activities with those related to the exploration and extraction of oil and other hydrocarbons, and with respect to the public service of power transmission and distribution. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have on the Mining Law.
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