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Mexico announces onshore oil discovery in Veracruz state


November 5, 2017

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's state oil company says it has made a significant onshore find in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

A statement from Petroleos Mexicanos says the field could represent total reserves of about 350 million barrels of crude equivalent, from an original volume of over 1.5 million barrels.

Pemex says the location near Cosamaloapan is advantageous because it is close to existing production and pipeline infrastructure, allowing it to be exploited more quickly.

Pemex's production has been in a years-long slide. Beginning in July, average total crude production dipped be...

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