Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Mexico's Oil Market and US Relations

Noah Israel and Shyam Deolalikar discuss recent energy reforms in Mexico and the effects these reforms will have on US-Mexico economic relations. In 2014, Mexico opened the oil market so that Pemex, the state run oil company, no longer has a monopoly on energy production in the country. This economic liberalization, in conjunction with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will encourage economic growth and investment by American companies in the Mexican energy market. Israel and Deolalikar discuss the areas of Mexico most likely to benefit from the economic liberalization, Campeche and the northern border states, and the role American companies will play in these new economic developments. Produced in fall 2014 in conjunction with Mexican Politics, taught by Prof. Casey Love, and the Center for Public Service.

Mexico + People
Carol McMichael Reese
Associate Professor - Architecture