MORENA Reimagines Pemex: Bill submitted to realign responsibilities

(MARKET Note 238, HOUSTON, 02/14/2019) — This report was prompted by the notice taken by two NGO’s in Mexico (México Evalúa and Ombudsman Energía México) of the legislative bill that had been submitted to the Lower House by a lawmaker from the MORENA coalition.

The NGOs expressed alarm that, if approved, the amendments to the Law of Petróleos Mexicanos would damage the structure of corporate governance by concentrating authority in the office of the Director General. We examined the proposed amendments and discerned that some should be seen as positive, while others as worse than negative (Table 1). We observe that giving the DG more authority without financial autonomy means little; for there can be no true leadership unless the leader controls the resources to fulfill his or her vision.

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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.