Pemex Sets Gas Output Record of 5.74Bf3/d in January

Mexico's state oil company Pemex set a natural gas production record in January, averaging 5.74Bf3/d (162Mm3/d), up 13.3% from the same month 2006, the company said in a statement.

The increase was due to higher non-associated gas production, which rose 22.3% to 2.49Bf3/d, the statement said. Associated gas output grew 7.2% to 3.24Bf3/d.

The northern and marine regions in January also reported record output of 2.44Bf3/d and 1.93Bf3d/d.

In 2006, Pemex produced an average of 5.36Bf3/d, up 11% from the previous year. The northern region was the principal producing area last year at 2.23Bf3/d, followed by the marine regions of the Sonda de Campeche (1.78Bf3/d) and the southern region (1.35Bf3/d).

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