New report on Mexico’s Operating Environment

(MEI 236 — HOUSTON, 02/05/2019) This report expanded considerably from our original intent to provide notes on the conference on anti-corruption in Latin America that was held at Rice University’s Baker Institute last Friday afternoon. For more information, plus the ability to download sample pages of MEI 236 and SFP...
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MEI Market Note 233 Mexico in OTC 2019: Work in Progress

Houston, January 23, 2019 This report provides a preview of the panel on Mexico that will be held at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). The 3-hour panel is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The first segment will provide oil companies with leases in Mexico the opportunity to share...
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Assessing Energy Regulators in Mexico: An update from OECD

(MEI 886 — HOUSTON, 01/11/2019)In mid-December 2018, a performance review was issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of three energy regulators in Mexico: National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH), Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and Hydrocarbon Safety Agency (ASEA).Researchers reviewed the efforts of the three regulators to devise protocols...
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A New Security and Development Model: Use of Mobile Internet

(Houston, January 4, 2019) Public Policy Perspective 10056 — This report examines how the mobile internet, coupled with new surveillance technologies, could be employed both to fight Pemex gasoline theft as well as to raise expectations of residents by a program that offers high-speed internet and government-issued smartphones. Unlike the...
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Regulatory predictability in Mexico: the unsettling precedent of Juan Carlos Zepeda

(MEI Report 883 — Houston, Dec. 17, 2018) This report provides an overview of accomplishments and setbacks that Mexico’s upstream regulator (CNH) experienced under Mr. Zepeda’s leadership. We consider the elements in play that could have led to a decision to continue in office until the end of his statutory...
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George Baker at inauguration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1

(First Photo) George Baker at the Congressional Palace as an invited guest for the inauguration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1. (Second Photo) Presidents, Prime Ministers, and the King of Spain were seated at the head table during luncheon in National Palace after the inuguration....
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