Pemex Natgas Output Up 9.3% Jan-Feb

Mexico's state oil company Pemex produced an average of 5.06 billion cubic feet a day (Bf3/d) of natural gas in the first two months of this year, up 9.3% from the same period 2005, the company said in a statement.

Pemex's natural gas production from northern fields hit a record in February with 2.03Bf3/d, 40% of total national gas production.

In January and February the company produced 1.67Bf3/d in the Campeche marine area, 33% of total national production, up 33% from the same period last year.

Natural gas output at Pemex's southern fields stood at 1.36Bf3/d, almost 27% of total production.

Also in the two-month period the company produced 3.02Bf3/d of associated natural gas and 2.04Bf3/d of unassociated natural gas, up 3.7% and 18.9% respectively compared to January-February 2005.

Last month Pemex produced a record 2.05Bf3/d of unassociated natural gas.

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