Mexico focuses on natural gas

Mexico aims to boost natural gas output by 67% by 2010, up from 4.8 bcfd in 1999, to meet expected demand growth of 9%/year during the next decade, President Ernesto Zedillo announced during the presentation of Mexico's Year-2000 energy program."I have instructed the Energy Ministry to develop a strategic natural gas development plan, with the objective of boosting production by two-thirds in the coming decade, putting special emphasis on the exploration and development of new natural gas wells and fields, as well as increasing the efficiency of already existing natural gas extraction activities," Zedillo said.Mexico hopes to boost gas output by 68 MMcfd in 2000. The state has budgete...

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