Pemex crude output rises in April from near 20-year low

viernes 23 de mayo de 2014 19:22 GYT

MEXICO CITY May 23 (Reuters) - Crude oil production from Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex rose slightly in April from a near 20-year low posted in the previous month, the company said on Friday.

Crude output rose slightly from March, in which Pemex produced its lowest level of monthly output since the 1990s, to 2.478 million barrels per day (bdp).

Meanwhile, crude export volumes fell 7.2 percent to 1.051 million bdp, Pemex said, its lowest level since May 2013.

In December, Mexico's Congress passed a landmark energy reform that ended Pemex's 75-year monopoly on oil production and aims to lure significant new streams of private investment via new contracts to boost output.

(Reporting by Christine Murray; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)