MEXICO'S NATIONAL HYDROCARBONS COMMISSION
CNH regulates the “upstream sector” of hydrocarbons, by regulating, monitoring and evaluating the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in Mexico.
Established in 2008, the functions, powers and status of the CNH were strengthened by the reform. It is now a Ministerial-level entity governed by two federal laws, which establish technical, operational, and managerial autonomy for the regulator.
The remit of the CNH was substantially broadened by the energy reform. CNH has successfully traversed the early phases of implementation of the reform and is seen as a professional and trusted regulator. It is urgent to build on this trust and track record to enhance internal processes that can further support the performance of CNH and fully reap the benefits of its formal autonomy.