This segment is from Tuesday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy and materials sectors @TMFEnergy.
Due to the decline in Mexico's energy production, the government has decided to allow foreign oil companies to team up with state-owned Pemex to help right the ship. Not everyone in the country is on board, however. Motley Fool analyst Taylor Muckerman believes that Mexico and Pemex could learn a lot from how Brazil and Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) have handled auctions in the past considering the intimate ties between the government and its national oil company. He also believes that a more sure way to play this news from an investor's standpoint is to invest with service companies. He highlights Ensco (NYSE:VAL) and Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ:HERO.DL). Find out why in the video below.