Ixchel Castro

Vice President - Head of Gas & LNG Markets


  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • North America
  • Downstream oil refining
  • Oil refining
  • Refined product markets

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Ixchel leads our research on downstream markets in North and Latin America. She is responsible for engaging with clients in the region with a specific focus on refined product markets, balances and prices. She also develops the exports and pricing forecast for Latin American crude.

Ixchel joined Wood Mackenzie in 2012, covering Latin America for the Energy Markets team in our Houston office. She also worked in Paris, covering Southern European markets as part of the Gas & Power team. In 2016, she joined the Oils team to lead the research practice in Mexico City, with a focus on downstream and midstream analysis for Latin America.

Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Ixchel worked at PMI, International Trading (Pemex) in crude trading and refined product analysis. Earlier in her career she also worked in the energy division of the World Bank, undertaking research on power interconnections in South America.


MPA, International Energy Policy, Columbia University

BSc (Hons), Economics and Political Sciences, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México