Outlook for the Energy Reform

Outlook for the Energy Reform

MEI 868 (FEBRUARY 19) — Rice University’s Baker Institute hosted a panel discussion on the outlook of Mexico’s energy reform under the scenario in which a party of the Left, led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, wins the presidency in the general elections that are scheduled for July 1, 2018.

This report reviews highlights of the comments by the keynote speaker, Jesús Reyes Heroles, and those of panelists Lourdes Melgar, Miriam Grunstein and Pablo Zárate. In the Background section, prior elections are reviewed in which the candidate of the Left has been denied the presidency, fairly or otherwise. We identify features of the design of the energy reform that should be understood as accommodation to the views of the Oil Left.

In the section of Observations, we identify upstream design flaws.

Download sample pages of report MEI 868 Baker Institute – Panel on elections and energy reform. To buy this report or inquire about subscriptions, contact sales@energia.com or George Baker, publisher (832) 434-3928.

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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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