Category Archives: Mexican energy

Mexico Energy Intelligence®

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Introduction to our recent reporting on energy reform Houston, December 29, 2013 George Baker Publisher PERHAPS, AS AN HISTORICAL AVERAGE over the past five or ten years, we have issued two MEI reports in any given month. During the period November 3 to December 27, 2013, we issued fourteen (14) reports, all but one focused Continue Reading

Market Comment 011: Joint Senate Committee Report on Energy Reform

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By early afternoon on Saturday, December 7, copies of the Joint Senate Committee Report had been leaked to reporters based in Mexico City; and by the end of the day the 295-page report was posted online. Our report offers our initial reactions, along with caveats. There is much to applaud on the oil side, less Continue Reading

Guessing at the Text of the 2013 Energy Reform

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We are at High Noon in the 2013 energy reform. This two-page report identifies the key paragraphs in Constitutional Articles 27 and 28 that will need to be amended in order to have a meaningful energy reform in oil and electricity. The report offers an edited version of those paragraphs that reflect both domestic and Continue Reading

Lifting Mexico’s Oil & Gas Potential – A Presentation by George Baker

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Energy reform in any country with a National Oil Company (NOC) should include these goals: Lift the career potential of oil professionals. Devise an oil regime with these characteristics: Offers its NOC the opportunity to operate outside of its home country, in equity associations with top-tier IOCs; Offers IOCs investment opportunities with materiality, transparency and Continue Reading

An Indirect Critique of Mexico’s Energy Reform Proposals

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PRESS RELEASE — HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2013 Many persons in Mexico and abroad spent much of their time this August digging into the nuts and bolts of the three energy proposals offered by the PAN, PRI and PRD. The question on our minds was this: How to explain and summarize these proposals in a simple, comparative Continue Reading

EPN’s Energy Reform Package

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How to square the proposals with the historical record and investment outlook? The debate that will follow the release of the government’s proposal for energy reform will invoke diverse claims and arguments. At the eye of the storm will be the linked topics of private capital investment, public oversight and Pemex governance. The PAN‐led, energy reform of Continue Reading

To the Editor: Mary O’Grady, WSJ — Will Mexico Welcome Wildcatters?

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It is a good thing that Mexico’s finance minister was available for an interview to talk about energy. At least he acknowledges that the topic is one that the Journal’s readers would like to hear about. His story-line, however, is but a melodic variation on Brahms’s Lullaby. It is the big picture, not the details, Continue Reading