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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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New opportunities in Mexico for gasoline and diesel trade

New opportunities in Mexico for gasoline and diesel trade HOUSTON — See outlines to our new reports (three) on gasoline imports. outlines for report Nos. 854, 855 and 856. Click here to inquire about our subscription plans or to purchase individual reports. If you’ve not yet registered to receive email from Mexico Energy Intelligence, and Continue Reading

MEI 853 – Outlook for Diesel Imports

Outlook for Diesel Imports: Analysis of SENER import permits HOUSTON —This report examines the list of more than 300 diesel import permits that had been issued by Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (SENER) as of Aug. 14, 2017. The data are published by date of the permit, not alphabetically by company (Table 3) or by volume Continue Reading

Energy Topics for NAFTA Renegotiation

Energy Topics for NAFTA Renegotiation: What President Trump’s negotiators might propose HOUSTON — We have not yet heard from the Trump Administration regarding what topics, if any, there might be of concern in relation to energy in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations; the list of 16 topics in Table 1 reflects concerns heard in Houston and Continue Reading

MEI 852 Midstream issues in NAFTA negotiations

MEI 852 Midstream issues in NAFTA negotiations Need for greater market access and additional trade remedy measures HOUSTON — This report offers “Talking Points” for U.S. and Canadian trade representatives who are in the current round of NAFTA negotiations. The principal concern to be voiced is the lack of market access to Mexico’s motor fuel Continue Reading

Overcoming the American accent in Spanish

Overcoming the American accent in Spanish APPROACHING SPANISH VIA COMPARATIVE LINGUISTICS A STATE-MAJORITY OWNED COMPANY FOR OFFSHORE EXPLORATION HOUSTON — This report is a major “workover” (in drilling terms) of a report issued in 2012. The arrival in Mexico of upwards of 50 operators from around the world since 2015 creates a new need for Continue Reading