Oarfish Video on National Geographic|
April 17, 2014 | National Geographic
National Geographic has a video of a rarely-seen oar fish swimming in shallow in the Mexican state of Baja California. Staff from the Shedd Aquarium filmed the video.
Danger in Mexico’s Eagle Ford?|
February 23, 2014 | Quartz
Mexico has been working to lure oil companies from the United States into developing Mexico’s part of the Eagle Ford Shale. One problem that they could face there is organized crime and gang activity.
Eagle Ford Development in Mexico to Benefit Texas|
February 13, 2014 | BizJournals
The Eagle Ford Formation does not end at the boundary between Texas and Mexico, but you might suspect that it did if you look at current levels of drilling activity from space. However, billions of dollars will be spent to develop Mexico’s Eagle Ford and companies and workers in Texas might receive much of the work.
Related: What is the Eagle Ford Shale?
2012 Crude Trade Within the Americas|
February 9, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
The Energy Information Administration recently published their annual Liquid Fuels and Natural Gas in the Americas report. It includes the map below showing the flow of crude oil within the Americas during 2012.
January 19, 2014 | National Geographic
National Geographic has an article and video that allows you to go with underwater archaeologists into a Mexican cenote that is littered with human bones. Generations of local people have deliberately avoided the location.
Mexico Looking for Oil and Gas Partners?|
November 20, 2013 | FuelFix.com
Legislators in Mexico plan to vote on allowing outside companies to participate in the development of the country’s oil and natural gas resources. Since Mexico nationalized their oil and gas resources in 1938 their access to technology has been limited to pay-for-service contracts. As the easy-to-find resources have been depleted the country’s ability to produce has steadily declined.
The Eagle Ford Shale in Mexico|
November 5, 2013 | Fuel Fix
The trend of the Texas Eagle Ford Shale continues across the border into Mexico. Some experts believe that Petroleos Mexicanos, the national oil company, will not be able to develop the Eagle Ford in the near future because they lack experience and equipment.
Related: What is the Eagle Ford Shale?
Natural Gas Flaring from Space|
October 30, 2013 | Geology.com
We have posted views of Earth from NASA’s Suomi satellite that show night illumination and natural gas flaring for oil industry sites in the Bakken Formation, Eagle Ford Shale, Alaska North Slope, United States Gulf, Mexican Gulf, Venezuela Orinoco Field, Brazil offshore basins, North Sea, North Africa onshore, west Africa offshore, and Persian Gulf.
Reviving the Energy Industry of Mexico?|
October 2, 2013 | National Geographic
In 1938, Mexico nationalized its oil industry and kicked out foreign oil companies. Now they still have enormous resources but lack the money and technology needed to develop them. Included are deepwater resources in the Gulf of Mexico and significant shale resources along the Gulf coast.
How Earthquake Early Warning Systems Work|
September 30, 2013 | National Geographic
National Geographic has an article that explains how an earthquake early warning system can work and the benefits that it can bring to an urban area.
Mexico Spends Megabucks on Natural Gas|
September 19, 2013 | McClatchyDC.com
Mexico’s oil and natural gas production rates have been falling. They currently have such a natural gas shortage that they are buying expensive LNG on both their Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coastlines. The country has untapped natural gas resources but a distribution system is lacking.
Satellite Image of Two Storms Hitting Mexico|
September 18, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
“With 5,800 miles of coastline surrounded by warm tropical and subtropical waters, Mexico is no stranger to tropical storms. But on September 15-16, 2013, the country experienced a rare double strike as two storms moved ashore simultaneously, one from the Pacific and one from the Atlantic.” Quoted from the Earth Observatory image release.
Storms Attack Mexico from East and West|
September 17, 2013 | TheGuardian.com
Two storms, Hurricane Ingrid and tropical storm Manuel poured heavy rain on Mexico causing floods and landslides that have killed at least 21 people.
Eruption at Popocatepetl|
July 11, 2013 | Smithsonian.com
Popocatepetl, a volcano about 40 miles from Mexico City has been erupting ash plumes that have caused airlines to cancel flights.
June 25, 2013 | Geology.com
Fluorite is an important industrial mineral used in a variety of chemical, ceramic and metallurgical processes. Although the United States has some fluorite deposits, most of the mineral consumed here is imported from China, Mexico, Mongolia and South Africa.
5000 Cave Paintings Discovered in Mexico|
June 13, 2013 | CavingNews.com
Archaeologists have discovered nearly 5,000 paintings in a small group of caves in northeastern Mexico. The paintings are pre-Hispanic, more accurate dates are being determined.
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Record Mexican Natural Gas Imports|
May 31, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
“Mexico imported a record volume of natural gas in 2012, about 2.1 billion cubic feet per day, which was up 21% from 2011. Natural gas flows from U.S. pipelines accounted for about 80% of Mexico’s overall natural gas imports in 2012.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration press release.
May 26, 2013 | Discovery News
Discovery News has a gallery of photos from the Popocatepetl eruption.
Exports of Natural Gas to Mexico|
March 21, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
“U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico grew by 24% to 1.69 billion cubic feet per day in 2012 the highest level since the data collection began in 1973.
With imports now accounting for over 30% of its total supply, Mexico’s natural gas use is also at its highest level ever.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration.
Activity at Popocatepetl Volcano|
March 12, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
“Mexico’s Popocatépetl Volcano released a plume in early March 2013. On March 8, Volcano Discovery reported an ash plume reaching roughly 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) above the volcano crater, or about 7 kilometers (4 miles) above sea level.” Quoted from the NASA image release.
Attracting Major Oil Investments to Mexico|
March 1, 2013 | Business Week
Oil production in Mexico has been declining. Now the government there has a renewed effort to attract outside investments from major oil companies.