Press Esc to close



For full content view: Log in Now!

  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher

    Foreign investment could help Mexico tremendously – if only she would allow it. Mexico produced a record 3.177-million bpd of crude in 2002, up 1.6% from the 3.127-million bpd in 2001. According to Raúl Muñoz, Director of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), production in 2006 could rise to 4 million bpd. Yet the euphoria over the news about 2002 production data may not last long. As our Latin American contributor Mayra Rodríguez Valladares reports, analysts not tied to the government believe that, after 2010, production will level off and then start falling steeply. In fact, International Energy Agency data show that Mexican daily consumption will total about 3.5 million bpd by 2030, while production will only be about 2.7 million bpd, forcing the country to become an oil importer.

This area of the site is restricted. In order to gain access, please either Log In, or subscribe to World Oil.

Two options are available to you for creating an account.

1. Get a Free Trial Subscription to World Oil Magazine and gain immediate access to select content on World Oil Online.

Start a Free Trial Subscription and gain immediate access to the complete current issue of World Oil Magazine. Plus, you’ll receive 3 upcoming issues of World Oil Magazine in print or digital format.* You also receive access to the Energy Events Calendar, Industry Statistics and WO Wire’s news and industry coverage.

Free Trial

2. Purchase a subscription to World Oil magazine and gain immediate and complete access to World Oil Online. As a Total Access subscriber you will have access to all areas of the site available to registered users and free subscribers as well as having access to such premium content areas as:

  • The Archives section containing over ten years of complete magazine archives,
  • The WO DataHub's engineering tables and directories,
  • The World Oil annual forecasts, including past predictions,
  • Select World Oil technical handbooks,
  • And much, much more!


Physical copies of this content may be available for purchase. Visit the Reprints & Back Issues section.

If you are already a paid subscriber and do not have access, please email



Engineering Data Tables

World Oil's specialized upstream Engineering Data Tables featuring the Drill Bit Classifier, Tubing Tables and more. Get Total Access today.


2013 Fracturing Technology

2013 Fracturing Technology