Category Archives: Mexico energy reform

Mexico’s Oil Reform: Looking for Metrics of Success

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George Baker, Ph.D., Contributing Expert and Scholar, Mexico Center Issue Brief 03.17.14 — Reprinted: RICE UNIVERSITY’S BAKER INSTITUTE Mexico’s 2013–2014 energy reform promises to bring the country’s economic drivers and regulatory institutions in line with the global practices of free market democracies. If successful, this development would be a 180-degree turn. The accomplishment of such Continue Reading

Baker to present March 12 at AIPN’s US Chapter Luncheon

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George Baker will be presenting at AIPN’s US Chapter Luncheon on March 12. The topic of his presentation is: MANAGING EXPECTATIONS REGARDING MEXICAN ENERGY REFORM. There are heightened expectations in Houston regarding the outlook for a real energy reform in Mexico, one that would finally create new commercial opportunities for international oil and gas companies Continue Reading

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

Mexico’s energy reform in relation to oil and gas: Key points

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Today, we have a Senate report that is very ambitious in its scope; and the underlying purpose of which is to give the government the flexibly to respond to evolving technologies and market conditions without having to enter into a another constitutional debate in the future. That said, what we have today is a Senate 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

From the mailbox: Mexico’s plans, and ethanol’s impact

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The following article From the mailbox: Mexico’s plans, and ethanol’s impact was written by John Kingston — George Baker’s long-time colleague — and appeared in his blog posting Sept. 10, 2013 on “The Barrel: Essential Energy on Global Energy”. From my email inbox: two reports from some of the more perceptive people in the industry. Continue Reading

FAQ: Oil reserves in Mexico

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In US federal lands and waters, a licensee has commercial rights to any oil and gas production for the period of his lease (and conditioned on his fulfilling performance requirements, like paying royalties to federal and state governments). It would be a stretch to call the set of commercial rights and obligations “ownership,” a word Continue Reading