An interview with Luis Miguel Labardini

Luis Miguel Labardini, Energy Consultant

On the occasion of his participation as a panelist at the conference held at Rice University,[1] we had the opportunity to speak with Luis Miguel Labardini, who came from Mexico City to participate in the panel on the outlook for shale gas in Mexico. His key point was that Pemex will not develop Mexico’s 550 Tcf of shale gas resources, as it such investments do not bring the return to equity compared to opportunities in shallow water.

Labardini, Energy Consultant, has been involved in the Mexican oil sector for two decades, and has been a partner in the consulting firm Marcos & Asociados. In the Salinas Administration he initially served in the Mexican Finance Ministry; from 1990-95 he was an advisor to the CFO of Pemex. He was a Fulbright Fellow, and he has graduate degrees from Yale and MIT.



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Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Over 1,000 reports have been issued in the last 20 years. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who directs the firm, has carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. He brings bilingual and bicultural skill-sets to understanding and responding to challenges of business and public policy, coupled with a deep familiarity with the history and idiosyncrasies of the Mexican operating environment.