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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 in Houston

Houston, September 27, 2018 (MEI 880) This report draws on attendance at five of seven discussions that were held in Houston during the week of Sept. 18-25, 2018 about the outlook for energy and environmental policies in Mexico under the incoming MORENA-led administration. The presentation and Q&A on Sept. 19 of Dr. Fluvio Ruiz Alarcón Continue Reading

Reimagining Mexico’s Hydrocarbon Law

Houston, Aug. 20, 2018 (MEI 879) In a presentation in Mexico City on August 10, 2018, Dr. Fluvio Ruiz, a former member of Pemex’s Board of Directors and an advisor to the incoming MORENA administration, outlined his vision for the hydrocarbon sector. This report reviews the articles of the Hydrocarbon Law that will be reviewed. Continue Reading

Oil policy agenda: AMLO’s MORENA Party (original Spanish text)

Houston, December 7, 2017 (MEI 860, appended Sept. 4, 2018) This report comments on the 10 strategic initiatives that were proposed by the political party MORENA, whose candidate in the 2018 presidential elections in Andrés Manuel López Obrador. MORENA is the only party to have a developed energy plan, the goals of which include reducing Continue Reading

Urging Morena to be More Ambitious

Houston, Aug. 22, 2018 (MEI 878) This report urges the incoming MORENA administration to be more ambitious in its planning for the energy sector. We list two dozen topics grouped in to six categories: Corporate governance and culture, downstream regime, legal, regulatory oversight, social and environmental policy and upstream regime. We observe that insofar at Continue Reading

Morena’s Energy Proposals

Houston, Aug. 18, 2018 (MEI 877)This report critiques the 50 proposals of the MORENA party related to energy as set forth in a document dated July 10, 2018. We characterize the proposals using metaphors from chemistry: interesting (silver), crowd-pleasing (bromide) and problematic (plutonium). We note that MORENA has roots that go deep in Mexican history Continue Reading