Mexico's experience with oil contrasts sharply to the development of the same resource from the same formations in the United States, and it illustrates the most salient cultural, political, and historical differences between the two countries. "El Petroleo es Nuestro" uses the history of oil in Mexico to tell the story of the development of modern Mexico and its national institutions. Remastered and re-released for 2018!
08 - Yeah, Another Crisis
Crisis continues to afflict Mexico and PEMEX.
01 - The Oilfinders
Porfirio Diaz, Standard Oil, Weetman Pearson (El Aguila), Edward Doheny (La Huasteca), and gushers!
11 - What's Wrong with Mexico
Nothing's "wrong" with Mexico of course...but what makes it so different and so maddening?
02 - Revolución
The oil companies withdraw from Mexican society as Revolution ravages the country. As Post-Revolutionary governments reassert control over the country, they go to battle with the oil companies over the validity of their holdings and soon find allies in the incipient Oilworkers Movement.
Suggested reading: Mariano Azuela, "Los De Abajo: Novela De La Revolución Mexicana."
Link here: http://tinyurl.com/hoxltbd
03 - The Expropriation
Mexican President Lazaro Cardenas expropriates the Mexican oil industry.
04 - The Golden Age of Pemex
PEMEX truly becomes and integrated oil company.
Found by accident
Found this podcast completely by accident, couldn't stop listening. As someone who moved to a border city it sheds some much needed light on alot of "why's"
Cohesive and well presented material. Exactly what was looking for. He is clearly well informed on the subject matter and tells an interesting, accurate story from start to present of the oil business in Mexico. I wish he had more podcasts of this nature. I'll listen to this series several times, I am sure.
Great history of Mexico for oil and gas professionals. I really appreciate Brandon’s insight and the way he tells the story. Great show for road trips, makes the time fly!