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López Velarde Heftye y Soria | Mexico | 9 May 2016
The president has confirmed that imports of diesel and gasoline will be opened up to private parties as of April 1 2016. Mexican companies holding the relevant import permits issued by the Ministry of Energy will now be allowed to import diesel and gasoline, while retail prices for these commodities will continue to be subject to maximum prices set by the federal executive until December 31 2017.
López Velarde Heftye y Soria | Mexico | 25 Apr 2016
The Energy Regulatory Commission has published the general administrative provisions on open access and services provided in the national transmission grid and the general distribution grids. The provisions are intended to facilitate the obligation of the National Centre for Energy Control to guarantee open access to the grids, which will remain owned by state productive subsidiaries of the......
López Velarde Heftye y Soria | Mexico | 11 Apr 2016
The Energy Regulatory Commission has published in the Federal Register two regulatory instruments that are key to the development of the natural gas marketing sector in Mexico. In particular, the regulatory instruments aim to increase competition and expand value-added services for natural gas consumers.
López Velarde Heftye y Soria | Mexico | 4 Apr 2016
The National Centre for Energy Control recently published the model agreement for the technical and commercial operation of transmission and distribution infrastructure, as well as model market participant agreements for generators, suppliers, non-supplier marketers and qualified users. Among other things, the agreements set out operational terms and conditions and the grounds for their......
López Velarde Heftye y Soria | Mexico | 7 Mar 2016
The Energy Regulatory Commission recently published general administrative provisions which establish new open access rules for natural gas pipeline transportation and storage services. The new provisions set open access obligations to which permit holders undertaking these activities will be subject, as well as service modalities and the conditions under which midstream facilities can be......
López Velarde Heftye y Soria | Mexico | 22 Feb 2016
The Ministry of Energy recently published the Terms for the Strict Legal Separation of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). According to the separation terms, the activities carried out by the CFE (at present, a vertically integrated monopoly) will be performed on an independent and strict legal separation basis, through either state productive subsidiaries, affiliates, business vehicles......
López Velarde Heftye y Soria | Mexico | 8 Feb 2016
The long-awaited Energy Transition Law was recently published in the Federal Register. The law – which Congress passed in the context of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – establishes the new legal framework applicable to the sustainable use of energy.
López Velarde Heftye y Soria | Mexico | 1 Feb 2016
The National Hydrocarbons Commission recently approved the call for Bidding Process CNH-R01-L04/2015. The bidding process will be conducted for the award of licence agreements for the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in deep and ultra-deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico. A total of 10 contract areas will be awarded.
López Velarde Heftye y Soria | Mexico | 25 Jan 2016
After an extensive consultation process, the Ministry of Energy has published the Wholesale Electricity Market Guidelines, which constitute the primary regulatory instrument setting out the design and operational principles of the Mexican wholesale electricity market. The market will be operated by the independent system operator, the National Centre for Energy Control.
López Velarde Heftye y Soria | Mexico | 18 Jan 2016
The Energy Regulatory Commission recently published application requirements for natural gas transportation, storage, distribution, liquefaction, regasification, compression, decompression and retail permits, and for permits for the management of natural gas integrated systems. The Federal Commission for Regulatory Improvement also published draft requirements for liquefied petroleum......