Natural gas production at Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) was 3.639 Bcf/d in 2020, down marginally from the 3.690 Bcf/d produced in 2019.

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Natural gas utilization, however, suffered in 2020, executives said in the fourth quarter earnings call. Because of high nitrogen content in the gas and other processing issues, 513 MMcf/d was flared from production in 2020, versus 305 MMcf/d in 2019.

Production in the fourth quarter was 3.636 Bcf/d, down by 132 MMcf/d from the same period last year.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said after the Texas energy crisis left swaths of Mexico without power that he would seek self-sufficiency in natural gas. Yet his administration has stopped new oil and gas rounds and has banned hydraulic fracturing, leaving much of the heavy work to be...