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Mexico edges toward letting foreign oil firms invest in Pemex

Los Angeles Times -- Mexico's ruling party has taken a step toward opening its state oil company to outsiders, a move that could eventually allow U.S. oil firms to drill south of the border.

In an important test of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's sway over resistant factions of his party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party has changed its bylaws to clear the way for changes at Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex.

Pemex, a symbol of nationalist pride, is the top source of tax revenue for the Mexican government. But its production of oil has been declining dramatically and the company is in dire need of outside expertise for deep-sea exploration.

On Sunday, PRI, as the party is known, passed several changes that Peña Nieto needed for the reforms he promised as a hallmark of his administration. Chief and m


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 5:24:49 AM

may not be a bad idea to have foreigners invest. The question is more, will the foreigners see any ROI or will that vanish into corurpt channels?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 5:38:16 AM

judge: nothing. It won't move out of the ground any different than it has and so far, it looks like the Chavismos are staying.

However, did you notice this article was about Mexico? Check a map on the distance between the two.
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judgemobile
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 3:57:19 AM

what will happen with oil in Venezuela ??
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NedW
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:42:59 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, 1ststudman.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:40:53 PM

Don' do it!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:35:11 PM

Wirk eT Wirk..!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:34:24 PM

This sounds promising
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:32:04 PM

good.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:18:04 PM

Looks like Mexico's leaders are doing something positive toward improving their government and improving their position in the"oil game"!
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rap12MA
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:15:17 PM

Who in their right mind would ever consider doing business with such a corrupt and messed up country.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:09:29 PM

Suppose they could drill there but I would still be apprehensive.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:06:46 PM

Let them work it out themselves
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:05:42 PM

That's sure to drive the prices up! Haven't seen anything yet that drives them down.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:04:49 PM

Too many hands in the till in Mexico.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:03:05 PM

Good for the American oil companies.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:01:33 PM

And next year they will steal it back. Corrupt government to the core. And we are not far behind.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:00:17 PM

That is interesting.... I wonder why they are willing to do so, unless they need the cash!

Hey Rippin... can you come up with a better answer than... OK!!! Geez use the noggin!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:59:08 PM

They need outside investment...but be careful or they will eventually just take the money and run.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:58:24 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:55:11 PM

I'm sure China will be all over this one.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:51:40 PM

Could be good news, but they may just be trying to rip someone off.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:49:35 PM

Opening the door for China.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:48:28 PM

O.K.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:43:16 PM

They may get the help they need but at a reduced profit to the government. I am guessing it is time to begin finding other ways for national income to pay the bill, oil will not cover it forever.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:42:44 PM

Probably in worse shape than they say and need to rip off other investors.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:40:51 PM

We need to get off our butts and do our own oil!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:37:30 PM

If Mexico wasn't so darn corrupt.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:35:54 PM

Don't worry about Chavez. He is no longer living. It would be a good deal for Mexico to get involved with US corporations.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:35:28 PM

This could increase the supply of Mexican oil.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:33:44 PM

dhan
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:32:46 PM

to get tax
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:29:28 PM

Wonder how Obama administration feels about drilling in someone else's backyard? While in Cancun, I was very uneasy at a gas station that reeked of fumes and I was slipping while walking because of the greasy gas and oil covering the station's pavement. Mexico doesn't have the safety rules that the USA has. They could use our expertise.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:26:05 PM

We will be better off with Mexico than with OPEC.

I agree, rahcat.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:25:26 PM

with the leadership we have trying to destroy this country, this ain't happenin'..
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:23:21 PM

That's a surprise.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:23:19 PM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:23:12 PM

Let the United States in before the Chinese gobble Pemex up.

[Edited by: rahcat at 3/6/2013 12:23:44 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:22:48 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:21:54 PM

Well
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:20:27 PM

Not sure you can trust them, but if it leads to cheaper oil and better price stability, the US companies should very carefully approach this possibility.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:18:58 PM

US companies have been drilling and providing oil field services in Mexico for years, but only as suppliers for Pemex. They've never been allowed to own any of the production. That probably still won't happen under the current Mexican constitution, but Peña Nieto will get as close to that as he can.

The Mexican government has bled Pemex dry for so many years instead of allowing reinvestment in infrastructure that they've about killed the goose that lays the golden egg. Outside investment of some form is desperately needed.

And before you hammer the "corrupt" Mexican government too much, remember that they are running budget surpluses every year, with only a small national debt. Of course they haven't been fighting wars halfway around the world for the last decade.

[Edited by: bigsranch at 3/6/2013 12:23:26 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:18:44 PM

Don't worry China will take it over like they have the USA
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:18:23 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:15:10 PM

they need real company manage it right
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:14:35 PM

Say it ain't so.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:12:53 PM

Okay
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:12:31 PM

This Is A Test.
This is only a test.
If they don't get their way the test will terminate.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:12:15 PM

I agree with OGW of London.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:10:55 PM

China will beat out the US in Mexaco like they do everywhere else!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:10:35 PM

Commented on this yesterday.
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