The global natural gas revolution has arrived in Mexico. As the country’s power sector undertakes a fuel shift toward natural gas, state-owned and domestic companies are beginning to seek ways to partner with technology-empowered foreign firms to boost domestic production.

While maintaining and expanding struggling crude oil production at state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (better known as Pemex) has been a priority for successive Mexican governments, and is part of the logic behind the constitutional changes proposed by the current government of Enrique Pena Nieto, the transformation of the Mexican electric power sector underway may be the more notable change, Steptoe & Johnson lawyer and former Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Marc Spitzer told Breaking Energy.

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