About: George Baker

George Baker

Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who spearheads the firm, carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. He brings bilingual and bicultural skill-sets to understanding and responding to challenges of business and public policy, coupled with a deep familiarity with the history and idiosyncrasies of the Mexican operating environment.

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Economic impact of CNH lease auctions

Economic impact of CNH lease auctions: A Credible narrative is needed HOUSTON, July 6, 2017: Public Policy Perspectives 10047 — This report raises general and particular questions about the auctions taking place under the banner of the Energy Reform of 2013-14. The topic of inquiry is the lease auction conducted by the National Hydrocarbon Commission Continue Reading

Glossary of Mexico’s Motor Fuel Standards

Glossary of Mexico’s Motor Fuel Standards: Preparing for non-Pemex imports MEI 836 (Houston) — On June 26, 2016, the CRE authorized 10% ethanol gasoline for Mexico, reversing an earlier policy that excluded U.S. ethanol-enriched gasoline from entering the Mexico market. Download sample pages of this 28-page glossary by clicking MEI 836 Glossary of Mexico’s Motor Continue Reading

Why Mexico needs a 2nd national oil company

Why Mexico needs a 2nd national oil company A state-majority owned company for offshore exploration At a Mexico panel at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) on May 4, speakers worried that the pace of exploration in deep-water areas is too slow to build the needed “E&P Village.” During the Q&A, the status of Pemex as Continue Reading

Opinión: ¿Habrá un mercado abierto de combustibles en el corto plazo?

Opinión: ¿Habrá un mercado abierto de combustibles en el corto plazo? Outlook for motor fuel market in Mexico (Spanish) Algunos bromeamos que en México tiene uno que saber manejar sólo cuatro palabras: no, pero, pues y sí, como en la expresión Sí, pero no, pues, o su variación, Pues sí, pero no. Amerita citar este Continue Reading

Watch “Boom in Tierra Mexicana” opening ceremony

Watch the speakers program during the opening ceremony of an oil history exhibit that presents unknown photographs about Mexico’s first oil boom (1900-1930).