New Records Show More US Involvement in Mexico Oil, Gas Privatization Efforts as Mexican Government Says “100%” Its Idea

http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/08/20/records-us-involvement-mexico-oil-gas-privatization-mexican-government-100-percent-its-idea

New records obtained by DeSmog shed further light on the role the U.S. government has played to help implement the privatization of Mexico’s oil and gas industry, opening it up to international firms beyond state-owned company PEMEX (Petroleos Mexicanos). Obtained from both the City of San Antonio, Texas and University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA), the records center around the U.S.–Mexico Oil and Gas Business Export Conference, held in May in San Antonio and hosted by both the U.S. Department of Trade and Department of Commerce, as well as UTSA. They reveal the U.S. government acting as a mediator between Mexico’s government and U.S. oil and gas companies seeking to cash in on a policy made possible by the behind-the-scenes efforts of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s U.S. State Department. State Department involvement was first revealed here on DeSmog, pointing to emails obtained via Freedom of Information Act and cables made available via Wikileaks. Click here for reuse options! Tags: Mexico Energy PrivatizationpemexPact of MexicoCacheaux Cavazos NewtonAsociación de Empresarios MexicanosCompacto de MexicoU.S.-Mexico Oil and Gas Business Export ConferenceDepartment of CommerceU.S. Department of Commercecommerce departmentUnited States Commerce DepartmentU.S. Oil ExportsAmerica’s Natural Gas AllianceUTSALa JornadashaleUniversity of Texas-San AntonioU.S. Commercial ServiceUnited States Commercial ServiceUnited States Trade DepartmentUnited States Department of Stateunited statesUnited States State DepartmentU.S. Department of TradeU.S. Trade DepartmentMexicofrackingshale oilshale gasCity of San Antoniotexasunconventional oilunconventional gasoilgasnatural gasOffshore OilPedro Joaquín ColdwellWikileaksU.S. State DepartmentState Department Department of Statehillary clintonHillary Clinton EmailsU.S. Department of StateOffshore Natural GasOffshore GasEagle Ford Shalehydraulic fracturing

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