Remapping the Mexican energy sector into English

MEI report coverWe have updated a report from 2010 that had been written to stabilize the translation of new terms from the Energy Reform of 2008.  One of the advances was to find a precise translation of “asignación,” a critical term that refers to the blocks that Pemex has received in Round Zero.  We have heard multiple translations: assignment, entitlement, award, among others (even “assignation”).

The term that best fits the legal, institutional and political facts (as we understand them) is “allotment.”  Look it up to be sure.

A lot more work needs to be done, and your collaboration is invited, both in relation to new terms that should be added, as well as in relation to making definitions more precise. Contributors will receive future updates to this report.

For your reference, you may download a draft-for-review copy of this report here.

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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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