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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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President of the Colombia Texas Chamber of Commerce appreciates Advanced English Proficiency Workshop

President of the Colombia Texas Chamber of Commerce appreciates Advanced English Proficiency Workshop Dear George, I would like to thank you for leading the Advanced English Proficiency Workshop at The Colombia Texas Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. It was an excellent event, very helpful for native Spanish speakers. Download letter from President Continue Reading

Houston Roadshow for Mexico’s Round Two

Houston Roadshow for Mexico’s Round Two MEI REPORT NO. 840 – Houston, March 21, 2017 On March 9, 2017, a Houston audience was presented with an overview of the upcoming lease auctions in Mexico’s Round 2. The principal speaker was Juan Carlos Zepeda, president of the National Hydrocarbon Commission. Accompanying him were Salvador Ugalde with the Continue Reading

Security risk and rule of law in Mexico

Security risk and rule of law in Mexico: Basic Considerations MEI Report No. 838 February 17, 2017 In the light of the disruptions of highway traffic and commerce, including vandalism, that took place nationwide in Mexico during the first two weeks of January, a fresh look at the issues of security and rule of law Continue Reading

Bilingual Glossary of ASEA safety guidelines for E&P

Mexico’s Hydrocarbon Safety Agency (ASEA) was created by law in the Energy Reform of 2014 as an agency to provide public oversight over the entire hydrocarbon value chain, from seismic surveys to service stations.

Mexico’s Energy Sector in 2016

Mexico’s Energy Sector in 2016 MEI Report 835 Houston, January 31, 2017 This report surveys developments in Mexico’s energy sector in 2016, taking note of high-level personnel changes and institutional and commercial developments. Most of our attention was placed on understanding the farmout strategy that Pemex announced in mid-July and that became the basis for Continue Reading