Natural gas production in Mexico averaged 4.05 Bcf/d in March, up from 3.84 Bcf/d in the same month a year ago.


State oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) supplied 3.81 Bcf/d of the total, versus 3.64 Bcf/d in March 2021, according to the latest data from upstream regulator Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH)

Production by private sector operators, meanwhile, rose to 238.8 MMcf/d from 205.1 MMcf/d, CNH data show.

Mexico met 87% of its natural gas needs with imports in December, the latest month for which CNH data is available. Pemex consumes most of its own natural gas production for use in activities such as refining and reinjection into oil wells.

The country’s oil output totaled 1.63 million b/d in March, down from 1.7 million b/d in the year-ago month....