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Andrew Baker

Andrew joined NGI in 2018 to support coverage of Mexico’s newly liberalized oil and gas sector, and his role has since expanded to include the rest of North America. Before joining NGI, Andrew covered Latin America’s hydrocarbon and electric power industries from 2014 to 2018 for Business News Americas in Santiago, Chile. He speaks fluent Spanish, and holds a B.A. in journalism and mass communications from the University of Minnesota.

Mexico, Energy Sector Face Uphill Battle Against Corruption, Study Finds

Mexico, Energy Sector Face Uphill Battle Against Corruption, Study Finds

Corruption is becoming “normalized” in Mexican society, a trend driven in part by the energy sector, according to new research.

September 17, 2018

López Obrador, Advisers Sending Mixed Signals on Energy Policy

Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his chief of staff are sending conflicting messages on energy policy, a recurring theme throughout the campaign that has continued since the former’s landslide July 1 election.

September 14, 2018
Analysts Say López Obrador’s Harsh Criticism Ignores Important Mexico Energy Reform Advances

Analysts Say López Obrador’s Harsh Criticism Ignores Important Mexico Energy Reform Advances

Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s criticism of the country’s 2013-14 energy reform overlooks major advances made under the legislative overhaul, according to experts.

September 14, 2018
López Obrador Overlooking Important Energy Reform Advances, Experts Say

López Obrador Overlooking Important Energy Reform Advances, Experts Say

Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s criticism of the country’s 2013-14 energy reform overlooks major advances made under the legislative overhaul, according to experts.

September 12, 2018
Pemex Transparency Still Lacking Under Mexico Energy Reform, Study Finds

Pemex Transparency Still Lacking Under Mexico Energy Reform, Study Finds

Mexico authorities must address a discrepancy between the level of transparency shown by national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and that of national hydrocarbons commission CNH, the latter said Wednesday.

September 7, 2018
Mexico’s Pemex Must Improve Transparency, Study Finds

Mexico’s Pemex Must Improve Transparency, Study Finds

Mexico authorities must address a discrepancy between the level of transparency shown by national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and that of national hydrocarbons commission CNH, the latter said Wednesday.

September 5, 2018
Uncertainty Surrounds Fate of Mexico’s Oil & Natural Gas Bid Rounds

Uncertainty Surrounds Fate of Mexico’s Oil & Natural Gas Bid Rounds

Suspension of oil and natural gas bid rounds by Mexico’s next government could lead to missed opportunities and cause drillers to look elsewhere to grow their portfolios, according to a local expert.

August 31, 2018
Suspension of Mexico Oil & Natural Gas Bid Rounds Could Lead to ‘Missed Opportunities’

Suspension of Mexico Oil & Natural Gas Bid Rounds Could Lead to ‘Missed Opportunities’

Suspension of oil and natural gas bid rounds by Mexico’s next government could lead to missed opportunities and cause drillers to look elsewhere to grow their portfolios, according to a local expert.

August 29, 2018
AMLO Administration Considering Natural Gas-Only Bid Rounds, Says CNH Official

AMLO Administration Considering Natural Gas-Only Bid Rounds, Says CNH Official

Mexico’s next government may conduct bid rounds aimed solely at boosting natural gas production, according to an official from the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH).

August 23, 2018
Incoming Mexico Hydrocarbons Undersecretary No Fan of 2013 Energy Reform

Incoming Mexico Hydrocarbons Undersecretary No Fan of 2013 Energy Reform

Mexico has a “historical imperative to reverse” President Enrique Peña Nieto’s landmark 2013 constitutional energy reform, according to the country’s likely next hydrocarbons undersecretary, Alberto Montoya.

August 20, 2018