Mexico’s natural gas production averaged 4.34 Bcf/d in May, up from 3.98 Bcf/d in the same month last year. 

State oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) accounted for 4.11 Bcf/d of the total, compared to 3.98 Bcf/d in the year-ago month, according to data from upstream regulator Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH).

The May total marked the first month/month decline for the country’s gas output after four straight months of sequential increases.

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Year-to-date, Mexico has relied on pipeline imports from the United States to meet about 69%...