2023 North American Corn and Energy Summit: A Special Report
Report published by George Baker (Houston, Texas, Dec. 30, 2022)

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HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2023 (einpresswire.com) –– The 10TH North American Leaders Summit, held in Mexico City during January 9-10 was important for what was said and agreed upon as well as for the topics that were taken off the table for discussion, according to Houston energy analyst George Baker in a new report.
The 3-1 win by Mexico at the North American Summit.

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, January 6, 2023. (einpresswire.com) –– The 2023 North American Leaders Summit (NALS), scheduled for Mexico City during Jan. 9-10, will test the resolve of both sides (U.S. and Canadian vs Mexico) to have the many disputes resolved to their liking: illegal immigration, illicit drugs, biotech, energy and the environment. North American Corn and Energy Summit Mexico City, Jan. 9-10, 2023: Advice for American and Canadian negotiators

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, August 24, 2022. (einpresswire.com) –– The first session of the dispute settlement consultations took place yesterday morning in an online meeting with negotiators from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The dispute is about the alleged breaches by the Mexican government of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement of 2020 (USMCA). In its petition of July 20, the U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai listed five pages of apparent violations of the USMCA that affect the interests of American investors in the energy sector. The broad concern is about the policies that improperly favor the state oil and power companies. USTR and AMLO in a Flower War over energy policies

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, July 22, 2022. (einpresswire.com) –– This report identifies the factors of success for deepwater oil operations. In addition to geological potential, technology and capital, successful operations require a supportive institutional environment. Why, after 30 years, has Pemex failed to convert exploration in deepwater areas in Mexico into producing fields? The focus is on the Perdido Basin, which is located near the US-Mexico maritime boundary. Uncertain future for deepwater oil in Mexico’s Perdido Basin: Houston consensus

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, April 10, 2022. (einpresswire.com) –– In a new report issued by Mexico Energy Intelligence™ (MEI 950 – Extracts), the lobbying strategy of the American government toward Mexico’s electricity law is depicted as an exercise of the psychology of Good Cop / Bad Cop. Climate czar John Kerry and Amb. Ken Salazar are the good cops, expressing concerns on March 31st about climate change, and the pollution caused by a pivot away from renewable energy and toward an electricity dispatching regime in which dirty fuels play a bigger role. AMLO woos John Kerry and investors at a confab at the National Palace on March 31st

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, April 5, 2022. (einpresswire.com) –– Energy analyst George Baker, the lead author of a new report, describes how Mexico’s national interest is harmed when the president of Mexico makes decisions regarding executive staffing and strategy of the state-owned oil and power companies. Summaries of the report have been published in Energia á Debate and The Houston Chronicle. Mexico’s President Should Decouple from Pemex and CFE: George Baker

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2022. (einpresswire.com) –– Mexico Energy Intelligence (MEI), a news agency dedicated to market and policy research, has updated its risk atlas for investors. Its upcoming report assesses the impact on investors in the light of evidence of corruption in Mexico’s judicial system. Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 69, was swept into office in 2018 vowing to end corruption in public life and in Pemex. Recent events offer a glimpse into the challenges that the president faces in his own cabinet and in the judicial system. Collusion between lawyers and judges in Mexico harms investors in the energy sector

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, Jan. 9, 2022. (einpresswire.com) –– In the hearing in federal court, defendants (Shell and PMI) trashed the theories, claims and legal standing of the plaintiffs. The plaintiff’s presentation was weak. The outcome was predictable. “The public interest was not thereby served by the court’s rulings,” insists George Baker, 80, who, since the announcement in late May, has characterized the acquisition as a mistake on the part of both buyer and seller. “There were issues of public interest that were not reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS),” Baker believes. Federal court turns back lawsuit to block Deer Park refinery sale to Pemex

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, Nov. 19, 2021. (einpresswire.com) –– This new report by Pemex-watcher George Baker shows how the state-owned company will avoid financial liability for any future safety or environmental incident at the 340,000 barrel/day refinery located in the City of Deer Park, 20 miles east of downtown Houston. The report, “PMI as General Partner at Deer Park,” asks, who’s responsible for the cost of an accident? An ownership chart shows that Pemex, a government agency that operates as a hybrid commercial enterprise, will be twice-removed from the ownership of the refinery. Shell sale to Pemex of Deer Park refinery awaits US approval

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2021 (einpresswire.com) –– This report (MEI 939) asks about the nature of the public interest in the energy sector. It identifies concerns about how the public interest is overseen and affected by public and private institutions in energy markets in the United States and Mexico, taking as examples Pemex’s proposed operatorship of the refinery in Deer Park, Texas, and the suspended development of the offshore Zama reservoir in Mexico. One of the conclusions of this report is that the public interest would not be served by Pemex in the role of operator of the Deer Park Refinery. Stop the Pemex buyout of the Deer Park refinery, advises Mexico Energy Intelligence™, citing risks (bilingual text)

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, May 3, 2021. (einpresswire.com) –– A report (PPP 10070), “Rethinking Mexico’s Oil and Gas Potential.” The report offers a counter-narrative to the one that is being promoted by federal authorities in Mexico. The year 1958 is seen as more important than 1938 for the development of Mexico’s oil industry. The discussion (complemented by Table 1, a chronology) retraces key events in the legal history of Mexico’s oil industry. New report by Houston oil market analyst reinterprets Mexico’s legal history & oil and gas potential: A counter-narrative

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021. (einpresswire.com) –– A translation of the article published in The Houston Chronicle on March 15 about the backstory of the electricity blackouts in north-central Mexico on February 15, 2021. Por qué millones de residentes en el centro-norte de México se congelaron el 15 de febrero

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2021. (einpresswire.com) –– A discussion of the fragile state of the Mexican judiciary. Identifies Chief Justice Arturo Zaldivar as having an important role in constitutional questions that will come before the court. Mexican judges in the spotlight: From district judges to the chief justice

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, March 26, 2021. (einpresswire.com) –– Comments on Mexican judges like Juan Pablo Gómez Fierro, who have upheld the constitution in the face of criticism by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Jueces mexicanos en la mira: Un vistazo de la actualidad

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Aug 04 (Doc. ID 9294) Critical textual examination of the “memorandum” distributed on August 4, purporting to be a communication from President López Obrador.

Aug 17 (Doc. ID 9295) Energy policy proposals and objectives in the memorandum distributed August 4, sorted by category.

Jul 22 (Doc. ID 9298) AMLO Memorandum to energy regulators (English).

For the 2nd half of his six-year term (2018-24), President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has articulated the outline of a vision of how to reorient Mexico’s energy sector. He discerns that Mexico’s national interest is best served when the government-owned oil and power companies are repositioned, center-stage, in their respective markets. In an event held in the National Palace on July 22, 2020, at which the leadership cadres of public institutions in the energy sector were in attendance, the president called on the energy regulators to opine—yes or no—as to the enforceability of his 17-point energy program within the existing constitutional, legal, and regulatory frameworks.

With the collaboration of GlobalSpeak Translations, a Houston-based firm focused on the energy sector, we prepared a translation into English of the president’s vision of an energy program and his special requests to energy regulators.

Contact us at info@energia-mx.com or call: (832) 434-3928 for a free copy of the translation in exchange for your kind donation to continue to fund our research and development or to purchase a corporate copy.

May 24 (Doc. ID 9296) Our proposal to create a 2nd national oil company in Mexico.

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Mar 30 (Doc. ID 9297) “Diagnóstico: Situación de Pemex.” a 129-page report issued by SENER and PEMEX to motivate the 2008 Energy Reform. Bookmarks in English by Mexico Energy Intelligence™.

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