Mexico’s natural gas production continued to surprise in November, rising to 4.431 Bcf/d from 3.872 Bcf/d in the same month last year.


Production was also up considerably compared to the 4.04 Bcf/d in October, according to the latest data from upstream regulator Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH).

Production averaged 4.079 Bcf/d through the first eleven months of this year, a year that has been marked by steadily increasing production. As a result, pipeline imports from the United States haven’t experienced the growth seen in previous years.

Mexico imported 83% of its total natural gas needs in August, usually its highest demand period, CNH said. This figure was down from 91% in August of 2021.

November’s natural gas production figure is the highest since the...