Windows of Opportunity for Gas Sector with the Reform



Marcial Díaz Ibarra es abogado consultor del Sector Energía, con estudios en Administración Pública. Colaboró en la Dirección Jurídica de Pemex por mas de 10 años, siendo Subgerente Jurídico en Pemex Refinación, en Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básica y en Pemex Exploración y Producción, atendiendo asuntos contenciosos y consultivos, así como Asesor en los Comités de Contratación bajo el Nuevo Régimen al Amparo de la Ley de Pemex y las DACS como son: Adquisiciones, Obra Pública, CAAOS, Subcaaosy           el                                 Consejo                             de             Administración.


issued decrees on secondary energy reform law and went into effect on Tuesday August 12.

Derived from this reform, there are 5 windows of opportunity that domestic and foreign investors can make.

Industry will face competition in an open market, these changes start from 2015, since the market is opened to foreign companies so they participate in the domestic market to obtain a franchise, which is why companies as Valero, Exxon, BP, Shell to name a few have their eyes on the Mexican market.

I believe these groups are more interested in selling their product than in networking service stations; this raises the challenge of consolidating existing groups, whenever the business niche about 700,000 million pesos annually as a sector and investments in the network for more than 200,000 million pesos to build and modernize stations




Around 5,000 service stations are owned by small entrepreneurs who own a gas station 2,500 are family businesses that have only two outlets

Almost 75% of the market is in the hands of small and medium enterprises.

6% is the profit margin they receive for fuel sale.


We are at the moment to see how gas entrepreneurs will consolidate making strategic alliances to develop transportation, storage and gas distribution infrastructure; activities that were reserved for Pemex, which will give windows of opportunity to consolidate their investment projects.


What does the new systems contemplate? And its dates



Regulación de precios lo establece el EJECUTIVO FEDERAL Price regulation is established by the FEDERAL EXECUTIVE

(Considering transport costs between regions, modes of distribution and inflation




Prices are stablished under market conditions.




Only Pemex and its Subsidiaries.



It opens to everyone



The CRE grants it from January 1, 2016



Valid at Dec/31/2016 Jan/1/2017 Pemex and others