Beginning from the premise that Mexico's economic strength will depend largely on its ability to produce, manage, and export energy, this book analyzes energy planning in Mexico in the 1970s. It focuses on the potential for diversifying the country's energy economy by examining alternative sources.
1. Current and Future Energy Options for Mexico 2. Mexican Economic and Oil Policies of the 1970s and Strategies for the 1980s 3. New Energy Sources in Mexico: The Present Situation and Prospects for the Future 4. Natural Gas in Mexico 5. Coal in Mexico 6. Research and Development in Geothermal Energy 7. Experiences of the First Mexican Nuclear Plant at Laguna Verde 8. The Mexico-Venezuela Oil Agreement of San Jose: A Step Toward Latin American Cooperation 9. Oil and Development Plans of the Late Seventies 10. Some Reflections on Mexican Energy Policy in Historical Perspective