Archive for the ‘Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex)’ Category

Pemex/Petrobas: A Tale Of Two State Oil Companies

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at  Pemex and Petrobras: Shares of Petrobras fell sharply on Monday after the Brazilian state company reported a 12 per cent year-on-year decline in third-quarter net profit to $2.7bn. The next day Pemex, the Mexican state oil company, reported a $1.9bn quarterly net profit. But progress was huge: […]

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In a Change, Mexico Reins In Its Oil Monopoly

Via The New York Times, a look at the Mexican government’s increasing role in Pemex’s daily operations: Pemex, the state-owned oil company, invested billions at the Chicontepec field, but has extracted little petroleum. For seven decades, Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil monopoly and a mainstay of the government’s revenue, regulated itself — which is a polite […]

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Pemex Now 4th Place As Global Oil Producer

Courtesy of Energy Daily, a report that – after almost 13 years as the third largest producer in the world – Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos has dropped into fourth place.  As the article notes: “…Venezuela’s state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., more commonly referred to by its acronym PDVSA, claimed third place. Petroleos Mexicanos — […]

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Mexico’s Oil Industry

Courtesy of The Economist, a detailed review of the state of Mexico’s oil industry and Pemex.  As the article notes: “..It is bad enough that Mexico’s economy is in deep recession, triggered by its close links to the ailing United States. To make matters worse, the country’s oil industry, its fiscal cash-cow for the past […]

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Oil Nationalism in Latin America

Courtesy of Foreign Policy In Focus, an interesting report on oil nationalism in Latin America.  As the article notes: “…Latin America is endowed with 132 billion barrels of “proven” oil. Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, and Ecuador have significant reserves and strong state involvement in the exploration and production of oil through their nationalized companies Petróleos de […]

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New Sister Secrets: In Depth Analysis of Pemex, PDVSA, and Petrobras

Via The Oil & Gas Journal, an in-depth comparison of Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Venezuela’s Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), and Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), the most talked-about and likely the most influential National Oil Companies (NOCs) in the Western Hemisphere and three of the New Seven Sisters.  As the article notes: “…Pemex and […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.