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SMU Texas-Mexico Center webinar: Mexico's Gas Market in the Spotlight

SMU Texas-Mexico Center webinar: Mexico's Gas Market in the Spotlight

The SMU Missions Food Texas-Mexico Center presents the webinar: Mexico's Gas Market in The Spotlight.


Date: Friday, February 16, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register and access the zoom link, please click below.


Mexico is the largest export market for the United States natural gas industry. Also, natural gas is the most pressing issue of Mexico's energy security.

Demand has remained robust and shows no sign of slowing down in the years to come. What are the factors driving consumption of US-produced gas south of the border?

Join us on Friday for a discussion to shed light on those projects and policy decisions shaping the country's demand outlook.


Featured lecturers:

Adrian Duhalt,  Non-resident Fellow at the SMU Texas-Mexico Center

Adrian Duhalt, Ph.D. in Economic Geography at the University of Sussex. Adrian is a Non-resident Fellow at Southern Methodist University’s Texas-Mexico Center. In his full-time capacity, he is a Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University´s School of International and Public Affairs. His professional and research interests lie at the intersection of political economy and development and policy issues concerning the energy sector in Mexico, North America and Latin America. Specifically, he has led research projects focusing on natural gas and petrochemicals, however, he has similarly had the opportunity to publish articles and reports on topics such as the ammonia-fertilizer value chain, the liberalization of the energy sector in Mexico, social conflict in energy infrastructure projects, and NOCs. Prior to joining Columbia University’s CGEP, Adrián was postdoctoral fellow in energy studies for the Center of the United States and Mexico (CUSM) and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University´s Baker Institute. From 2013 to 2017, he was associate professor at the School of Business and Economics at Mexico´s Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), where he chaired the Department of International Business in 2015 and 2016. In 2014, he was the first Puentes Consortium Visiting Scholar at the Baker Institute´s CUSM. 

Sergio Chapa, Energy Journalist and Senior LNG Industry Analyst

Sergio Chapa is senior LNG analyst for Poten & Partners in Houston where he focuses on projects in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Born and raised in Texas, he has covered Mexico’s energy markets and the global liquefied natural gas industry for nearly a decade as reporter for the San Antonio Business Journal, Houston Chronicle and Bloomberg. His upcoming book “Frontera: A Journey Along the U.S./Mexico Border” is expected to be published by TCU Press in March.


Image invitation: GNL plant. Inspenet, 20 de noviembre 2023. https://inspenet.com/noticias/anulan-permiso-de-emisiones-terminal-de-gnl/


SMU Missions Food Texas-Mexico Center | https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/Texas-Mexico

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

3300 University Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75275-0117

214-768-4716  texasmexico@smu.edu

Friday, February 16, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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