The announcement came less than a week after the government increased social security levies on fuels - including ethanol - in a bid to reduce its swollen fiscal deficit.
Bobby Cusmano, VP of business development for US energy services firm Progen, tells BNamericas why fossil fuels and renewables can happily co-exist in Latin America's distributed generation segment.
Offers to conduct studies, for a pipeline to a planned regasification plant, are due next week.
Opposition congress member calls for an increase in taxes on gasoline and diesel, in addition to energy efficiency measures across the country.
The Mexican conglomerate's fuel sales increased by 42.8% year-on-year during first half, but its Q2 operating profits in the sector were down nearly 100%.
The services giant reported a 10% sequential rise in revenue from Latin America during the second quarter.