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CENAGAS GRANTS 70% OF CAPACITY IN FIRST OPEN SEASON OF SISTRANGAS.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Mexican National Center for Natural Gas Control, or Cenagas, reported that 70 percent of the capacity requested after completing the first open season of the SISTRANGAS (the National System for Transport and Storage of Natural Gas) was allocated; this represents 2.3 million gigajoules per day, out of the 3.3 million that were requested through 769 applications. Cenagas published the results, announcing that 24 companies, both private and state-owned, were awarded.  Pemex Industrial Transformation, ENGIE Mexico, ArcelorMittal, Shell Trading Mexico and Alpha Group lead the awarded capacities, followed by BP Energia Mexico, CFEnergia, Grupo Vitro and Grupo Peñoles, among others.

DIAGEO TO EXPAND PLANT IN MEXICO.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

British multinational alcoholic beverages company Diageo announced a total investment in Mexico of approximately U.S.$400 million to expand its distilling, bottling and water treatment facilities in Mexico and increase its agave farming capacity in the next five years, following the acquisition of Mexican tequila brand Don Julio.

ENSENADA GROWS ITS INFRASTRUCTURE WITH INVESTMENT.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hutchison Ports EIT, the Hong Kong-based multi-purpose terminal dedicated to the movement of containers, bulk goods and general cargo, has announced that it will invest approximately U.S.$100 million to increase the infrastructure and equipment for the Port of Ensenada in the Mexican state of Baja California during the 2017-2037 period. The investment will support the entry of large ships with capacity for over 14,000 20 feet containers.

EXXON ENTERS MEXICO WITH MILLIONAIRE SUM.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

ExxonMobil, the U.S.-based multinational oil and gas corporation, will dive into Mexico’s fuel market with an invest of approximately U.S.$300 million in the next decade, targeting logistics, products and marketing to supply fuel and other products to segments of wholesale, retail, industrial and commercial sectors. The company will open its first gasoline station in the second half of 2017 and is expected to open more during the course of the year.

FAURECIA TO START OPERATIONS IN ITS NEW PLANT BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

France-based automotive parts manufacturer Faurecia, will begin operating its fourth plant dedicated to the production of exhaust systems in Mexico. The project represented an investment of approximately U.S.$48 million in the Mexican State of Guanajuato and will start operating at the end of 2017. Faurecia has plants in the Mexican States of San Luis Potosi, Puebla and other entities of Mexico, which sum 17 sites across the country.

LARGE INVESTMENTS EXPECTED FOR MEXICO’S UPCOMING “ROUND TWO”.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

On June 19, 2017 the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) will hold the first phase of Mexico’s Round Two oil bidding process, following the success of the Round One.  In its first phase, 15 shallow-water contractual areas located in the Gulf of Mexico will be up for grabs through production-sharing contracts. In total, 25 bidders have been qualified, including large U.S., European and Asian oil players, such as Chevron, Shell, CNOOC, ENI, Inpex, Lukoil, Repsol, Total, as well as Mexico’s Pemex, among others.  This phase will be swiftly followed by Round 2.2 and Round 2.3, scheduled for July 12, 2017, at which licenses to explore and produce 26 onshore contractual areas will be auctioned. The Mexican Ministry of Energy (SENER) expects investments of around U.S.$14 billion for these three first phases.

PEMEX’S UPCOMING AND POTENTIAL FARM-OUTS CONTINUE PILING.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Following the successful completion of its first farm-out last December, Mexico’s Pemex has continued its push to accelerate the process to farm down assets and bring in new partners. The next farm-outs, the shallow-water field Ayin-Batsil and the onshore areas of Cárdenas-Mora and Ogarrio will be auctioned next October.  Next in line is the formalization of the farm-out of the ultra-deep-water field Nobilis-Maximino, which is estimated that could translate into an investment of around US$11 billion.  Finally, the CNH approved the migration of the shallow-water oil fields Ek and Balam into production-sharing contracts, providing Pemex with the opportunity of looking for partners to produce such contractual areas in the near future.

THE MEXICAN STOCK EXCHANGE CONTINUES ACTIVE.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mexico-based Grupo Desarrollador IGS carried out the placement of Capital Development Certificates, or CKDs for an amount of approximately U.S.$146 million, targeting the formation of investment vehicles for well-selected projects within the industrial and land platforms for housing.  Additionally, U.S.-based PGIM Real Estate raised approximately U.S.$230 million for PruMex IV CKD, a closed-end real estate fund investing across various real estate sectors in Mexico.

U.S. COMPANY WINS MEXICAN PIPELINE AUCTION.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tesoro Corp, a U.S.-based independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products, won the first major pipeline contract from Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, giving the refiner company access to Pemex’s transportation and storage network in northwest Mexico, specifically the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora. The first-of-its-kind three-year contract awarded Tesoro the right to daily import up to 9,535 barrels of oil and gas, and a storage capacity exceeding 320,000 barrels.

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