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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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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

Economic impact of CNH lease auctions

Economic impact of CNH lease auctions: A Credible narrative is needed HOUSTON, July 6, 2017: Public Policy Perspectives 10047 — This report raises general and particular questions about the auctions taking place under the banner of the Energy Reform of 2013-14. The topic of inquiry is the lease auction conducted by the National Hydrocarbon Commission Continue Reading

Glossary of Mexico’s Motor Fuel Standards

Glossary of Mexico’s Motor Fuel Standards: Preparing for non-Pemex imports MEI 836 (Houston) — On June 26, 2016, the CRE authorized 10% ethanol gasoline for Mexico, reversing an earlier policy that excluded U.S. ethanol-enriched gasoline from entering the Mexico market. Download sample pages of this 28-page glossary by clicking MEI 836 Glossary of Mexico’s Motor Continue Reading