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.
(Houston, Jan. 19, 2021) — The Barrier to Listening to Spanish: This revised report was first issued on December 26, 2012, during the first month of the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto when it was foreseen that with an energy reform there would be a new interest in gaining bilingual proficiency in Spanish. Our impression Continue Reading
OTC Audience Perceptions About Mexico’s Midstream (Public Policy Perspective 10059 – Final Report on the OTC panel, Houston, May 31, 2019) This report draws on issues that were raised at the panel on Mexico’s midstream that was held at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) on May 7, 2019. The panel was structured into two segments: Continue Reading
Reinventing the Office of the President of Mexico (MEI 897, Houston, May 29, 2019) This report addresses two broad questions: During the first six months of the López Obrador administration, how has the national interest been served? In parallel, is the Mexico risk premium overpriced or underpriced in the energy sector? Table 1 lists 13 Continue Reading
(MEI 895, HOUSTON, 05/15/2019) — This report provides highlights of panelist presentations at the Mexico country session of the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference. The session was structured in two segments: Operators and Service companies plus the midstream regulator. In the first segment, speakers from Pemex, BP, Murphy Oil and Fieldwood voiced ideas and concerns about Continue Reading
(MEI 891, HOUSTON, 04/24/2019) This report takes aim at the “Pemex corruption argument” that is presently in circulation. The argument is that the deteriorated state of Pemex may be explained by a pattern of corruption during the so-called neoliberal period of 1982-2018. In this report, we interpret the present state of Pemex as a result Continue Reading