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UTSA Supporting US Companies Seeking to Export Products and Services to Mexican Oil and Gas Sector

San Antonio, April 03, 2015 – The International Trade Center, a specialty Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development, announced today that it is partnering with the US Commercial Service to hold the US–Mexico Oil and Gas Business Exporting Conference on May 8, 2015. This is a one-day seminar for US exporters -who want to take advantage of the energy reform in Mexico’s oil and gas industry.

The Conference will bring together experts from government, business, and academic sectors to discuss the opening markets in Mexico. Experts will show companies in Texas what they can do to position themselves to get in on the ground level of new market opportunities.

Topics for this landmark event include:

  • Products and services needed in Mexico’s oil and gas industry
  • How to conduct business with potential clients and partners in Mexico
  • US and Mexico’s trade and regulatory requirements
  • How to position your company to profit from this new market
  • Special insights from trade and industry experts for US and Mexico

“With energy reform in Mexico progressing steadily, activity in South and West Texas is expected to migrate there in the coming years,” said Dr. Thomas Tunstall, Research Director for the UTSA Institute for Economic Development who has been a leading expert on the economic impact of the Eagle Ford Shale. “This reform will enable private companies to bid on blocks and operate in Mexico in 2015. Not only is this an opportunity for companies in Mexico, but this prospect for shale oil and gas exploration and production represents an export opportunity for US companies that have pioneered the unconventional techniques in use now.”

The early registration rate of $95 is available through April 24. The regular registration rate of $135 will be available April 25 – May 8. For registration and information on the event visit

The International Trade Center at UTSA is one of the largest and most successful trade assistance organizations in Texas. It helps companies become globally competitive through technical trade consulting, customized market research and innovative training programs. The center is a specialty SBDC program in the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. Follow them on Twitter (@TexasTrade) and like them on Facebook (

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