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Honorary Co-Hosts: Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)

Mexico is one of the United States’ most important energy trading partners. It is the fourth largest crude oil supplier to the United States and imports billions of dollars in gasoline and natural gas annually. Mexico’s recent energy reform has opened up opportunities for US companies to invest in the country’s oil and power sectors. NAFTA has provided an important framework to facilitate this trade and investment, while the two countries also cooperate on a host of energy and environmental issues.

On April 6th, the Inter-American Dialogue will organize a private briefing for congressional staff on US-Mexico energy trade, investment and cooperation with Aldo Flores, deputy secretary of hydrocarbons of Mexico, who has worked on the implementation of Mexico’s energy reform, including exploration and production bid rounds and the opening of the natural gas and fuels markets in Mexico, and Carlos de Regules, executive director of Mexico’s Energy and Environmental Security Agency and former deputy director of operational and strategic planning at Pemex.