Baker Institute 2013 Mexican Energy Reform Conf.

Notes for the public record, by Stan Harbison

Stan Harbison


During his residence in Houston (2012-14), Stan was looking for professional opportunities to apply his long experience as a New York oil market equity analyst.

As an exercise meant to engage him in the debate about the Mexican energy reform, and as an example of his research and writing skills that could be useful in future consulting or employment opportunities, I suggested that he prepare notes on the remarks of the speakers at the energy conference that was held at Rice University’s Baker Institute on October 31, 2013.

The attached notes are dated December 19, 2013. They contribute to the public record of the discussion held at the Baker Institute on that day about the pending energy reform in Mexico in a way that a videotape of speakers does not. Unfortunately, the occasion did not arise for us to meet to discuss the conference report (the product of close attention, over multiple viewings, of the videotape of the conference).

Stan died of an illness in Houston on April 17, 2014. We upload these notes in appreciation of Stan’s skill, dedication and service.

Click HERE to download Stan Harbison’s (QEPD) Conference Notes on Mexico Energy Reform (Baker Institute).

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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.