Opening Mexico’s energy sector to international competition topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Oct. 7

Eduardo Perez Motta, who recently ended his term as president of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission, will discuss the state of energy reforms in Mexico at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 7. The event is co-hosted by the institute’s Latin American Initiative and Center for Energy Studies.

Eduardo Perez Motta

Eduardo Perez Motta

Motta’s talk, “Opening Mexico’s Energy Sector to New International Competition,” is open to the public and will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Doré Commons.

According to event organizers, Motta’s talk comes at a time when Mexico’s energy sector is facing challenges as it struggles to meet the needs of the country’s rapidly growing economy. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration, like the preceding Felipe Calderon administration, is well-aware that the sector must modernize and consider opening itself to new international competition to meet the country’s future energy needs, they said.

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