Mexican oil auctions on hold until review, says President-elect

Mexican oil auctions have been suspended until contracts already awarded over the past few years have been reviewed, says Mexico's President-elect.

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MEXICO CITY – Mexican oil auctions have been suspended until contracts already awarded over the past few years have been reviewed, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters on Aug. 31.

To date, more than 100 exploration and production contracts have been awarded to foreign and private oil companies following the enactment of a 2013 constitutional energy opening championed by the outgoing government of President Enrique Pena Nieto.

In July, the Mexican oil regulator postponed oil auctions planned for later this year until February, by which time Lopez Obrador will be in power. He takes office in December.

09/04/2018

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