Former Pemex CEO Reyes-Heroles to discuss Mexico’s energy industry at Rice’s Baker Institute

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Jeff Falk
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Former Pemex CEO Reyes-Heroles to discuss Mexico’s energy industry at Rice’s Baker Institute

HOUSTON – (Sept. 9, 2019) – Jesús Reyes-Heroles, former CEO of Pemex and a leading expert on Mexico’s energy and economic policy, will discuss the state and future prospects of the country’s energy industry at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Sept. 13.

The event, which is hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for the United States and Mexico and Center for Energy Studies, is free and open to the public. Registration is required at www.bakerinstitute.org/events/2019.

Who: Jesús Reyes-Heroles, a nonresident fellow for the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico and the executive president of StructurA. He was CEO of Pemex from 2006 to 2009 and served as ambassador of Mexico to the United States from 1997 to 2000.

What: A presentation titled “The Challenges Ahead for Mexico’s Energy Policy.”

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 9:30-11 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 9.

Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

During the administration of Mexico’s last president, Enrique Peña Nieto, the country enacted sweeping energy reforms that opened its oil and gas sector to private investment for the first time in decades. As a result, oil companies from around the world signed deals to invest billions of dollars into Mexico’s energy sector. But Peña Nieto’s successor, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has halted the reforms, prompting doubts about his commitment to the agreements with foreign investors, according to event organizers. At the same time, Mexico’s oil production is declining, and its reliance on gas imports from the U.S. continues to grow.

A live webcast will be available at the event page, www.bakerinstitute.org/events/2019.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media should park in the Central Campus Garage (underground).

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.