President Enrique Peña Nieto received the “IHS Ceraweek Global Energy Lifetime Achievement Award” from Daniel Yergin, co-founder and chairman of CERA, which was awarded to a head of state for the first time.

During the event, he made three announcements linked to Energy Reform and outlined the upcoming stages:

1. In the second quarter, CFE will call for bids for the first transmission line, with private participation, he said.

2. In early December, the fourth bidding of Round One will be held, corresponding to the exploration sites located in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

3. As of April 1, 2016, any company will be able to import gasoline and diesel, which will be reflected in better prices in our country.

Through these announcements, Mexico makes it clear that Energy Reform is advancing firmly:

Phases to come

FIRST. Regardless of what is happening in the international environment, Mexico is proceeding with the implementation of Energy Reform. The government is committed to achieving its full, effective and timely implementation.

Despite low international oil prices, the world is trusting and investing in Mexico. All the planned bids for contracts for 2015 were held, and increasingly successfully.

Second. The Mexican government will continue to implement Energy Reform, based on the highest standards of transparency and accountability.

THIRD. Efforts will continue to ensure that the Mexican energy sector is characterized by quality regulatory and contractual practices, to give full certainty to investors. with a stable, competitive fiscal framework.

The Mexican authorities will continue to conduct themselves with complete openness and willingness in order to continue improving their processes. The current rate of calls for bids for hydrocarbon extraction contracts will continue.

“Mexico is determined to have the technological, financial and risk management capacity developed by the global oil industry for this type of large-scale projects.”