United States/ Mexico Relations

Eagle Ford Shale / Cuenca Burgos 2014


The Binational Center is a leader in promoting research and disseminating scientific studies on the local phenomenon of oil and gas extraction that is impacting the world, known as Eagle Ford Shale. We have participated in various events and conferences to share this information and provide opportunities for our region.  Please see below for more details on our events, conferences, and presentations.

This was the first Eagle Ford Consortium Meeting in Laredo.  At this event, the new Binational Committee of the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium was introduced.  The mission of this new committee is to assist US and Mexico business, government, institutions, and universities in their endeavors to engage in bi-national commerce related to the oil and gas industry for the mutual benefit of each country and its citizens.  Some of the presenters at the event were AMESPAC Director Antonio Juárez, CNH Commissioner Guillermo Dominguez, Mexico City Attorney Javier Zenteno of Zenteno-Lira Mora Abogados, and Mexico City Attorney Juan Carlos Solis of Solis Mendoza Abogados.  Please see list below for their presentations, and clickhere to see the agenda for the day.

EFC January 2014


          Presentations from panel: Shale Regions: The Mexican Shale in "Play!"- Moderator- Maria Eugenia Calderon-Porter

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    • May 22-23, 2014- Texas International Energy Summit 2014: Chapter Laredo

      Texas Energy Summit, on its chapter Laredo Energy, will be the first international gathering point in which professionals, entrepreneurs and authorities will participate with informative conferences and an Expo (& Trade Show). In this symposium panelists will analyze investment opportunities, the supply chain, and all the ongoing aspects of Mexico’s Energy Reform.

Texas Energy Summit 2014


  • June 11, 2014- The Rotarians Meeting, Laredo, Texas.Rotary
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Presentación del Proyecto de Desarrollo de la Cuenca de Burgos

Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México

August 29, 2014




Laredo Development Foundation




  • October 2, 2014- 3er. Ciclo de Conferencias de la Cátedra Gustavo Aguirre Benavides.











Border Energy Forum 2013


  • Presentations:
    • Jobs and Education Panel:  Maria Eugenia Calderón-Porter, Assistant Vice President for Global Initiatives, Texas A&M International Univesity.











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For additional information contact:

Texas A&M International University
Binational Center
International Language Institute

5201 University Boulevard
Pellegrino Hall 301/302
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Tel:  956-326-2834
Fax: 956-326-2836
Email: binationalcenter@tamiu.edu
 Office Hours:
Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 5 pm

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