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Mexico Energy Intelligence

Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Over 1,000 reports have been issued in the last 20 years. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who directs the firm, has 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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MORENA Reimagines Pemex: Bill submitted to realign responsibilities

(MARKET Note 238, HOUSTON, 02/14/2019) — This report was prompted by the notice taken by two NGO’s in Mexico (México Evalúa and Ombudsman Energía México) of the legislative bill that had been submitted to the Lower House by a lawmaker from the MORENA coalition. The NGOs expressed alarm that, if approved, the amendments to the Law Continue Reading

New report on Mexico’s Operating Environment

(MEI 236 — HOUSTON, 02/05/2019) This report expanded considerably from our original intent to provide notes on the conference on anti-corruption in Latin America that was held at Rice University’s Baker Institute last Friday afternoon. For more information, plus the ability to download sample pages of MEI 236 and SFP Memo of Jan. 28, 2019 Continue Reading

Assessing Energy Regulators in Mexico: An update from OECD

(MEI 886 — HOUSTON, 01/11/2019)In mid-December 2018, a performance review was issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of three energy regulators in Mexico: National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH), Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and Hydrocarbon Safety Agency (ASEA).Researchers reviewed the efforts of the three regulators to devise protocols for cooperation and to simplify Continue Reading

Regulatory predictability in Mexico: the unsettling precedent of Juan Carlos Zepeda

(MEI Report 883 — Houston, Dec. 17, 2018) This report provides an overview of accomplishments and setbacks that Mexico’s upstream regulator (CNH) experienced under Mr. Zepeda’s leadership. We consider the elements in play that could have led to a decision to continue in office until the end of his statutory term (April 30, 2019) or Continue Reading

George Baker at inauguration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1

(First Photo) George Baker at the Congressional Palace as an invited guest for the inauguration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1. (Second Photo) Presidents, Prime Ministers, and the King of Spain were seated at the head table during luncheon in National Palace after the inuguration.