Mexico's Pemex says crude output flat in June, exports down

lunes 25 de julio de 2016 19:08 GYT

MEXICO CITY, July 25 (Reuters) - Crude oil production at Mexican state-owned Pemex was flat in June compared with the prior month, while exports fell slightly, the company said on Monday.

According to Pemex's website, crude oil production averaged 2.18 million barrels per day (bpd) in June, slightly up from 2.17 million in May.

In contrast, exports fell almost 9 percent to 1.10 million bpd in June, down from 1.20 million in the prior month.

Pemex has been struggling with a decline in international crude prices, heavy financial losses and safety problems. Crude output has fallen by about a third since peaking in 2004.

The company has announced a series of budget cuts, most of which will hit its exploration and production budget. The company now expects output to average 2.13 million bpd for 2016. (Reporting by David Alire Garcia and Christine Murray; Editing by Leslie Adler)