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. 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’s Energy Proposals

Lorena’s Energy Proposals Houston, August 17, 2018 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 Continue Reading

US-Mexican authorities race to tie up loose ends to 2012 Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement

US-Mexican authorities race to tie up loose ends to 2012 Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement Houston, Aug. 16, 2018 — US and Mexican authorities are racing against time to tie up the loose ends of the 2012 Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement before the term of the current ends on November 30, 2018. the title pages to our reports Continue Reading

The New York Times and Mexican Public Opinion 2018 and 2006

The New York Times and Mexican Public Opinion 2018 and 2006 Houston, August 1, 2018 — This report concerns two instances in which the pages of The New York Times have been employed to communicate messages to Mexican audiences and influence public opinion outside of Mexico. In July 2018, the shareholders of a struggling drilling Continue Reading

REIMAGINING THE MEXICAN CONSTITUTION: Ideas for 2024

Reimagining the Mexican Constitution: Ideas for 2024 Houston, July 28, 2018— This report began as a search in the Mexican constitution for anything that would prevent the development of a secondary market in upstream leases, that is, new investors who would bring additional capital, talent and jobs to portions of existing CNH leases. For this, Continue Reading

MEXICO’S 2018 ELECTIONS: Voter Rebellion or Electoral Syzygy?

MEXICO’S 2018 ELECTIONS: Voter Rebellion or Electoral Syzygy? MEI Report No. 876 — This report seeks to understand the electoral victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his MORENA party in the general elections held on July 1, 2018. The party wins dominant positions in Congress, putting within reach of rolling back the energy reform Continue Reading