Houston Matters

Mexico: The Next Frontier for Fracking?

The Mexican Congress is set to consider proposals in energy reform sometime this fall. These proposals would open up Mexico’s energy industry to outside investment and allow contracts between the Mexican government and private companies to share profits from the extraction of oil and gas throughout the country. Part of this conversation includes the development […]

The Mexican Congress is set to consider proposals in energy reform sometime this fall. These proposals would open up Mexico’s energy industry to outside investment and allow contracts between the Mexican government and private companies to share profits from the extraction of oil and gas throughout the country. Part of this conversation includes the development of shale gas, or natural gas.

So we talk with Dave Fehling of State Impact about drilling for natural gas in Mexico and how it would impact Houston’s oil and gas industry. We also talk with a geologist about where shale rock is found and the techniques used to drill natural gas.

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