BNamericas provides a look at some of the principal sector developments in recent days.
Invex has obtained a permit for a fuel pipeline to bring gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to Mexico's central region.
An International Renewable Energy Agency brief touts roadmaps being developed in the two countries.
While president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador focuses on refining as the route to reducing Mexico's US$10.1bn trade deficit in energy, CNH commissioner Héctor Moreira has sketched out an alternate route.
The first auction would take place in the northeast, with the aim of replacing fuel oil- and diesel-fired generation plants.