李峻 编译自 石油世界
Shell pushing for 15% of Mexico retail Market
Royal Dutch Shell Plc is seeking a bigger share of Mexico's fuel market, even as regulatory changes make it harder for foreign companies to compete.
The Anglo-Dutch oil major, which already owns about 200 gasoline stations in 12 states in Mexico, plans to grow its share of the retail fuel market to as much as 15% from 1% now. The company also plans to import more of the fuel it sells in Mexico, reducing its reliance align="justify">“When you think of the market in Mexico we have the chance of being fully integrated,” Murray Fonseca, Shell's downstream director for Mexico, said in an interview. “If the conditions stay the same, Mexico will become a heartland for Shell.”
The company's investments come as the leftist government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sought to bolster Pemex's position in the sector, while dialing back the prior administration's free-market reforms. Under his government, Mexico has moved to roll back regulations designed to level the playing field against Pemex, and has slowed the process for approving fuel-import permits.