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

George Baker at the Congressional Plalace as an invited guest for the inauguration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1.

A New Security Model for Mexico: Make Love, Not War

(Houston, Nov. 28, 2018, Market Note 232) This report provides highlights of the diagnosis of the causes of the precarious security situation in Mexico and of the incoming government’s program to restore the rule of law in Mexico. The 8-point plan reimagines the war on drugs as a challenge of pacification in the fashion of Continue Reading

Unitization as policy, stratagem or happenstance? Area 7 in Bid Round 1.1 Revisited

(Houston, Nov. 3, 2018, MEI 882) In this report, we ask about how did it happen that the boundary of Area 7 of CNH Bid Round 1.1 left a significant portion of a reservoir on Pemex’s side, triggering negotiations for unitization. The giant reservoir that was discovered by Talos Energy and partners will be shared Continue Reading

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