PEMEX Falls in Global 500 RankingBy Antonio Trujillo | Thu, 09/09/2021 - 13:47
Finance Minister Rogelio Ramírez de la O confirmed his ministry’s support for PEMEX is not going anywhere. In other news, OPEC+ countries are going ahead with their long-fought production deal despite US’ calls for adjustments.
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OPEC+ has announced plans to move forward with its previously stipulated increase in oil production despite White House calls for greater output. Following weeks of harsh negotiations, members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) together with other ten allies, agreed on July 18 that output will be raised to 400,000 barrels per day starting August. This comes as a defiance to non-member US administration under President Joe Biden, who had asked the organization to increase output even further to help control prices. “At a critical moment in the global recovery, this is simply not enough,” stated Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to the US government.
Mexico’s Finance Minister, Rogelio Ramírez de la O, said the ministry will continue its support to state-owned PEMEX, but that no new constitutional legislations will be carried out. “We want to be very emphatic in emphasizing to the market, to analysts and to Congress that the government is committed to continue supporting PEMEX,” said the minister. These efforts come as a direct result of President López Obrador’s push for a greater proximity between both organisms, and to discuss important matters. The minister revealed that the relationship has already produced a greater foundation for PEMEX, in regards to fiscal and financial matters.
Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) has fallen 150 places in the Fortune Global 500 ranking. This means falling 150 places to the 257 Global position. In 2018, the year President López Obrador took office, the company was listed at 107. Also, adjusted rankings for the company stem from PEMEX’s efforts to redirect its business to ensuring national energy self-efficiency, incrementing production, and halting exports.
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The United States Coast Guard confirmed Thursday that it had received over 2,000 reports, of which 350 are specific to oil spills, of water pollution due to Hurricane Ida. At the time, it had assessed about 800 reports. The southeast coast of the state of Louisiana is most affected; containment efforts are already underway. So far, oil spills have been attributed to a dislodged pipeline which used to be owned by Houston-based Talos Energy.