George Baker is the Houston-based publisher of Mexico Energy Intelligence™, a subscriber-funded newsletter and documentation service about Mexico’s oil and gas and electricity sectors. Reports focus on the leadership, contracts and performance of Mexico’s state-owned energy companies and their regulators.
His web portal, energia-mx.com, provides access to interviews with stakeholders, regulators and observers, Francisco Salazar and Juan Carlos Collado, among others.
In 2014, he served as a Rice University Baker Institute Expert and Scholar. On the website of the Institute there are three of his policy briefs. One of these, “Mexico’s Oil Reform: Looking for the Metrics of Success,” he regards as pertinent to Mexico in 2022.
On December 1, 2018, he was one of two guests from Houston to attend the inauguration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
He was a speaker on the energy panel at the 2022 annual meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
Since 2020, he has been an occasional commentator on Mexico’s energy markets in The Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News and Reforma.
Prior to dedicating himself to the analysis of market and policy conditions in Mexico’s energy sector and to publishing reports to subscribers of his newsletter, George held several academic positions related to Mexico, including two years as a Fulbright Exchange Scholar at the National University (UNAM). During 1987-90, he was executive secretary of Profmex, a consortium of research programs dealing with public policy issues in Mexico, and based at New Mexico State University.
His book, Mexico’s Petroleum Sector (Pennwell, 1984) discussed Pemex during the period of the Oil Boom.
George received his Ph.D. from Duke University in history, studying under the late colonialist John Tate Lanning.