Law on Hydrocarbons Mexico 2014

Name of policy Law on Hydrocarbons Mexico 2014
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Mexico
Region North America

Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Fiscal or financial incentives
      • Tax relief
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Codes and standards
      • Sectoral standards
    • Other mandatory requirements
    Sector name
    • Industry
      Policy description Law on Hydrocarbons (seeks to attract foreign investment to Mexico’s hydrocarbon sector, but also eliminates gasoline subsidies and promotes substitution of oil energy sources by natural gas by establishing lower tax rates for shale gas exploitation; in addition it provides for creation of ‘safeguarded areas’ where hydrocarbon extraction is prohibited) (Source:

      This law is part of the Energy Reform Package (

      Policy type
      • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch1
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2014
      Start date of implementation 2014
      End date of implementation
      High impact No
      Impact indicator

      Source or references Official document (Spanish):
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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