Cross-Border Carbon: Mexico Sets Limit On Climate-Change Emissions

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Mexico is officially joining the cadre of nations seeking to limit climate change, with a formal promise to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions. global warming energy policy mexico greenhouse gas climate change The country is one of the first to issue a plan for emissions reduction as part of a cooperative international effort that is being coordinated by the United Nations. MORE: U.S. And China Agree To Curb.

Small cars leave U.S.: Ford to build next Focus in Mexico (Model E too)

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Ford confirmed yesterday that it will move small-car production to Mexico, joining Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in eliminating small passenger cars from its U.S. Manufacturing mexicoThey may be known as the "Detroit Three," but the biggest U.S. automakers are exporting production of small cars elsewhere. factories. Two years hence, only General Motors will still.

Chevron-led consortium executes Mexico deepwater contract

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An international consortium operated by Chevron Corporation’s subsidiary, Chevron Energía de Mexico, S de R.L. signed an exploration contract with Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH), representing the Mexican government, for Block 3 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The consortium, which also includes partners Pemex Exploración y Producción and INPEX CORPORATION, was awarded the block on 5 December 2016, during Mexico’s 1.4

2019 Ford 'Model E' hybrid, electric car coming from Mexico plant?

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Future Cars mexico plug-in cars Ford Model ETwo years ago, Ford successfully fought efforts by Tesla Motors to register the name "Model E" for what we now know as the Tesla Model 3, unveiled last week to great fanfare. Now it appears that the Detroit automaker may plan to use that name itself on a dedicated vehicle coming in 2019 that will be offered as a hybrid, a battery-electric car, and.

Mexico urged to pass strong emissions limits for heavy trucks; 20,000 deaths cited

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emissions Trucks mexico transportation policy trucking air pollutionA lot of attention is paid to emissions from cars, but heavy-duty trucks represent a major part of the problem as well. Trucks cover more mileage than the average passenger car every year, and with much worse fuel economy. That's led the U.S. and Canada to tighten emissions standards for large trucks in recent years. DON'T MISS: Canada to echo.

VW Mexico signs 20-year agreement for 130MW of wind energy from Mexico Power Group

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Volkswagen Mexico has signed a 20-year agreement to purchase 130 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from Mexico Power Group’s La Bufa wind farm development in Zacatecas, Mexico. The wind power will be utilized in Volkswagen Mexico’s plant in Puebla, which is the largest automobile manufacturing plant in North America producing approximately 2,500 vehicles a day, and in its engine manufacturing plant in Silao, Guanajuato.

Chevron announces “significant” oil discovery in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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Chevron Corporation announced a significant oil discovery at the Anchor prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. The Anchor discovery, along with the previously announced Guadalupe discovery, are significant finds for us in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop at San Luis Potosí in Mexico for BMW Group; Industry 4.0

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Dürr is building a paint shop in Mexico for the BMW Group that meets the requirements for connected Industry 4.0 production. This plant, featuring the first integrated smart factory concept from Dürr, is being built at the San Luis Potosí site.

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Ford building new $1.6B plant in Mexico for small cars

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billion in a new small car plant in Mexico, building a new manufacturing site in San Luis Potosi State. This investment comes during Ford’s 91 st year in Mexico, including manufacturing vehicles since 1925. Mexico is Ford’s fourth-largest vehicle manufacturing site for global customers—behind the US, China and Germany. Ford is investing US$1.6 Construction begins this summer. Specific vehicles being produced at the new facility will be announced later.

Audi opens €1B San José Chiapa plant in Mexico; 1st on N.A. continent; Smart Factory

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Audi will produce the new generation of the Audi Q5 for the world market in San José Chiapa in Mexico’s federal state of Puebla. Audi is the first premium automobile manufacturer with product facilities in Mexico. Mexico is a powerhouse for automobiles and automotive components.

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California and Mexico sign agreement to reduce GHGs

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and Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary Rodolfo Lacy and Mexican National Forestry Commission Director General Jorge Rescala Pérez signed an agreement to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). On Monday, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Constellium to open Mexico plant for automotive aluminum structural components

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intends to open a new manufacturing facility in Mexico to produce aluminium automotive structural components. This plant, located in San Luis Potosí, will allow Constellium to respond to increasing demand for lightweight, high-strength aluminium Crash Management Systems and automotive structures for the expanding auto industry in Mexico. Constellium N.V.

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Schlumberger launches industry-first multiclient wide-azimuth deepwater seismic survey in Mexican waters, Gulf of Mexico

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Schlumberger expanded its Gulf of Mexico multiclient wide-azimuth seismic data portfolio by launching a new survey in the Campeche Basin. Broadband 3D wide-azimuth survey designed and modeled based on in-depth understanding of the geological structure of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Ford investing $2.5B for new engine, transmission plants in Mexico

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The investment, which comes during the celebration of Ford’s 90 th anniversary in the country, will bring 3,800 direct new jobs plus additional indirect jobs to Mexico. As a result of these investments, the Ford Engine Plant in Chihuahua will become the biggest engine plant in Mexico. Ford has 11,300 employees in Mexico. The Ford Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ as well as the hybrid versions of both are manufactured in Mexico. Ford is investing $2.5

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Mexico CRE approves 10% ethanol blend in country except for three metropolitan zones

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The Governing Body of Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) recently approved improvements to the Official Mexican Standard NOM-016-CRE-2016 Oil quality specifications, with the intention of introducing more options in products to the Mexican market, while simplifying regulation. Mexico is moving from a single supplier model to one of competition in the gasoline and diesel markets.

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BP approves revamped $9B Mad Dog Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico; down from original $20B cost

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BP discovered the Mad Dog field in 1998—one of BP’s largest discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico to date. Between 2013 and 2015, BP’s average daily production in US Gulf of Mexico increased from 189,000 barrels of oil equivalent to 249,000.

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VIA launches electric vehicle assembly plant in Mexico

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VIA Motors inaugurated its first high volume electric vehicle assembly line this week at its new facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The new facility is strategically located in a free trade zone near several major automakers and suppliers.

Shell starts production at Stones in the Gulf of Mexico; deepest offshore oil and gas project

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Shell has begun production from the Stones development in the Gulf of Mexico. Stones, which is 100% owned and operated by Shell, is the company’s second producing field from the Lower Tertiary geologic frontier in the Gulf of Mexico, following the start-up of Perdido in 2010.

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US-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement enacted as part of the budget act

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The Transboundary Agreement removes uncertainties regarding development of transboundary resources in the resource-rich Gulf of Mexico. The US-Mexico maritime boundary (and Western Gap) in the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico’s legislature passed the legislation in April 2012.

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Volkswagen takes environmental lead in Mexico

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Volkswagen is to take a leading role in protecting biodiversity in Mexico in launching a new initiative called ‘Think Blue. Nature’.

US offshore oil and gas leasing plan for 2017-2022 focuses on Gulf of Mexico, excludes Arctic

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The Proposed Final Program offers 11 potential lease sales in four planning areas—10 sales in the portions of three Gulf of Mexico Program Areas that are not under moratorium and one sale off the coast of Alaska in the Cook Inlet Program Area. To provide greater flexibility for investment in the Gulf, the program adopts a new approach to lease sales by offering two annual lease sales for the entire Western, Central, and Eastern Gulf of Mexico acreage not under moratorium.

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Mayors of Madrid, Mexico City and Paris pledge to remove diesel cars from their cities by 2025

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At the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City, the mayors of Paris, Mexico City and Madrid pledged to remove diesel cars from their cities by 2025. The cities also pledged to incentivize alternative vehicles and promote walking and cycling infrastructure. Pursuing policies that improve air quality—decarbonizing transportation systems and promoting alternative transportation options—also help cities deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement.

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UT Austin to lead $58M study of methane hydrate in Gulf of Mexico; $41M from DOE

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A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze methane hydrate deposits under the Gulf of Mexico.

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Honda starts construction of new CVT plant in Mexico

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Honda de Mexico, S.A. In addition to supporting HDM auto production, the plant will provide transmissions to Honda auto plants outside Mexico. By establishing a production base for CVT manufacturing in the same location as the new $800 million automobile plant, Honda de Mexico will operate a highly efficient production structure that maximizes local content in Mexico, the rest of North America and globally. de C.V.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation to supply global compact sedan to Chrysler de Mexico

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Chrysler de Mexico (CdM) announced a five-year agreement in which MMC will supply its global compact sedan to CdM, to be sold in Mexico starting November 2014. This new contract reaffirms the strong relationship that Chrysler de Mexico has built with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation since 2003 when we began distributing Mitsubishi vehicles in our country, which have garnered great acceptance in the Mexican market.

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FCA to invest $1B+ in Warren Truck Assembly, move Ram Heavy Duty production from Mexico

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FCA will invest more than $1 billion to modernize the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Michigan) to produce the next-generation Ram Heavy Duty truck, which will relocate from its current production location in Saltillo, Mexico, in 2020. This investment is in addition to the announcement made in January 2017, which committed to spending a portion of $1 billion in Warren Truck Assembly to expand the Jeep product line with the addition of the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.

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Mexico President Calderón announces first PEMEX deepwater Gulf of Mexico oil discovery; preliminary indication of 350M barrels oil equivalent

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Mexico President Felipe Calderon today announced PEMEX’ first oil discovery in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. PEMEX said that the find gives more certainty to prospective resources in the Perdido Area project, estimated at up to 10 billion barrels of oil equivalent, which would allow Mexico to increase oil production in the medium- and long-term.

IRENA: Mexico can more than quadruple share of renewable energy by 2030

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Mexico can increase the use of renewable energy in its energy mix from 4.4% Renewable Energy Prospects: Mexico , prepared in collaboration with the Mexican Energy Secretariat (SENER), also finds that Mexico could generate up to 46% of its electricity by 2030 from renewable sources including wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biomass—a six-fold increase from today’s levels. If Mexico succeeds in reaching a 21% share of renewable energy, it will save US$1.6

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Exxon Mobil beginning development of ultra-deepwater Julia oil field in Gulf of Mexico

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Exxon Mobil Corporation is commencing development of the ultra-deepwater Julia oil field in the Gulf of Mexico. ExxonMobil, the operator, and Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC each hold a 50% interest in the Julia unit. The Julia field comprises five leases in the ultra-deepwater Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico, 265 miles southwest of New Orleans. Capital cost for the project, which is expected to begin oil production in 2016, is estimated to be more than $4 billion.

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Using new seismic imaging technique, BP finds significant additional resources in the Gulf of Mexico

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BP announced a major breakthrough in seismic imaging that has identified more than 200 million barrels of additional resources at BP’s Atlantis field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. As a result of this early success, BP now is deploying this technique to fields elsewhere in the Gulf of Mexico as well as in Azerbaijan, Angola, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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US and Mexico sign agreement for development of transboundary oil and gas resources in Gulf of Mexico; access to nearly 1.5M acres of US Outer Continental Shelf

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The US and Mexico have signed an agreement on the exploration and development of oil and natural gas reservoirs along the United States’ and Mexico’s maritime boundary in the Gulf of Mexico. The US-Mexico maritime boundary (and Western Gap) in the Gulf of Mexico.

ICCT paper finds $123B benefit to Mexico from tighter heavy-duty diesel emission standards

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A new working paper by the the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) concludes that tighter heavy-duty diesel vehicle emissions standards in Mexico (NOM 044 standards) would result in a net benefit to Mexico of US$123 billion (1.6 This paper reports the results of a cost-benefit analysis of changes proposed for Mexico’s heavy-duty diesel vehicle emissions standard, NOM 044, through 2037.

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DOI: latest Gulf of Mexico oil & gas lease sales garner $872M in high bids

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the latest oil and gas lease sales for federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico garnered $872,143,771 million in high bids on 329 tracts covering 1,707,358 acres. The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) offered nearly 40 million acres covering tracts in the Central and Eastern planning areas of the Gulf of Mexico, and opened bids from previously offered acreage in the Western planning area.

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Mexico proposes new heavy-duty vehicle emission standards aligned with Euro VI and EPA 2010

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Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) has proposed new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards, aligned with current standards in place in the rest of North America and in the European Union. The current limit values in Mexico are equivalent to Euro IV or EPA 2004 standards. Heavy-duty diesel emissions standards in the US, European Union, and Mexico. —Kate Blumberg, senior fellow and Mexico country program lead at the ICCT.

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Chevron announces successful test well at deepwater St. Malo in Gulf of Mexico

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Malo PS003 well in the prolific Lower Tertiary trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Chevron Corporation announced that it had conducted a successful production test on the St. Oil flow rates, though limited by testing equipment constraints, exceeded 13,000 barrels of oil per day.

Toyota investing $1B in new TNGA plant in Mexico, realigning North American manufacturing; expansion in Guangzhou

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As part of this strategy, Toyota will invest approximately US$1 billion to construct its newest North American manufacturing facility in the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico to produce the Corolla. The plant will be Toyota’s 15 th in North America, its first new plant since 2011 and its largest investment in Mexico to date. Once Corolla production begins in Mexico in 2019, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

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"Transmission Losses:" Oil Rig Blast in Gulf.of Mexico

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Beyond Petroleum? An explosion Tuesday night on an oil drilling rig off the coast of southeast Louisiana left at least seven people critically injured and 11 others missing. The oil drilling rig, named Deepwater Horizon, is positioned about 50 miles southeast of Venice, La. It is owned by Transocean, a Houston-based company, and under contract to British Petroleum. The rig is leaning badly,” Mr. Nungesser said in an interview with WWL-TV, a New Orleans television station.

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Chevron, BP and ConocoPhillips partner to explore 24 leases in Paleogene trend in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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BP) and ConocoPhillips Company (COP) to explore and to appraise jointly-held offshore leases in the emerging Paleogene trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Completing these agreements will enable BP to do three things that are at the core of our strategy in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

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Chrysler Group investing $1.249B in two Mexico plants to produce Ram ProMaster and Tigershark engines

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Chrysler Group will invest $1.249 billion in two Saltillo, Mexico facilities. Both the Ram ProMaster and the Tigershark engine will be exported to different markets, based on Free Trade Agreements that Mexico has with several countries. The Ram ProMaster assembled in the new plant will be sold in Mexico, US and Canada. It is the only vehicle of its kind to be produced in Mexico and joins the full line of products offered by the Ram brand.

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EIA: 5 states and the Gulf of Mexico produce more than 80% of US crude oil; shales drive the growth

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Five states (Texas, North Dakota, California, Alaska, and Oklahoma) and the Gulf of Mexico supplied more than 80%, or 6 million barrels per day, of the crude oil (including lease condensate) produced in the United States in 2013, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Shell takes final investment decision for the Appomattox ultra-deepwater development in Gulf of Mexico

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Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) made final investment decision (FID) to advance the Appomattox deep-water development in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico. This decision authorizes the construction and installation of Shell’s eighth and largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell is currently the only operator in the Gulf of Mexico with commercial deep-water discoveries in this formation (Norphlet), which dates back 150-200 million years ago to the Jurassic period.

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FCA investing $1B in US plants; Ram heavy duty production moving from Mexico to Warren

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The added benefit of the investment in Warren is that it will enable the plant to produce the Ram heavy duty truck, which is currently produced in Mexico. FCA US announced a total $1 billion investment in plants in Michigan and Ohio, and the addition of 2,000 new American jobs. Consistent and combined with previously announced investments, FCA US is further demonstrating its commitment to strengthening its US manufacturing base, and aligning US capacity to extend the Jeep product lineup.

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Mayors of 4 capital cities to ban all diesel vehicles by 2025

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Europe emissions mexico cities air pollutionEven before the Volkswagen diesel scandal, diesel passenger cars were never popular in the U.S. But in other parts of the world—especially Europe—diesels have been the de facto choice of many buyers for decades. Increasing concern over air pollution and the VW scandal are beginning to change that, though. DON'T MISS: Paris weekday ban.

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