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 for cooperation and to simplify and clarify the regulatory framework. A website (ODAC) is available to guide investors of the permitting paths in each of six market segments. In our report, we observe that the ministries of finance, energy and economy have de facto regulatory attributes that are not considered in the OECD study.

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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.