Pemex targets major increase in natural gas production to meet soaring domestic demand

Mexico's state petroleum company Petroleos Mexicanos has initiated a vast program to increase its natural gas production to 7.5-8.0 bcfd by 2008. Click here to enlarge imageTo realize the significance of this goal, we must recollect that present production is a little less than 5 bcfd (Table 1). This means that the new program indicates an increase of more than 50% during the projected period.Strategic Gas ProgramThe plan has been named the Strategic Gas Program (PEG in its Spanish acronym) and currently consists of 20 specific projects that have already been selected from the investment portfolio of Pemex.The staff of Mexican scientists and technicians that had been responsible for ...

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