Lyceum Labs: Morning Labs

Oil Gas Geopolitics/Energy Policy/Economics

Will Retail Fuel Price Populism Freeze Downstream Investment in Mexico and Brazil

Tuesday, March 12

11:00 am - 11:50 am

Fuel price populism, all the way from the refinery to the retail pumps, continues to be a lever that governments use to control inflation and gain voters’ support, particularly in Latin America. In Mexico with the Energy Reform, a populist new administration threatens to impose price ceilings. In Brazil, a countrywide truck drivers’ strike last year put pressure on the government that ended up with temporary subsidies. The Lyceum Lab will explore what the future may hold for fuels price policies and their immediate impact on downstream investments in two of the largest economies in Latin America?

Session Speakers
  • Tom Kloza

    IHS Markit

    Global Head of Energy Analysis, Oil Price Information Service (OPIS)

  • Felipe Perez

    IHS Markit

    Consulting Director, Oil Markets, Midstream & Downstream, Energy