Pemex Budget Slashing to Continue as Minister Signals Austerity

Mexico will continue to hack into the budget of its oil producer next year, a move likely to mean further financial duress and continued output declines for Petroleos Mexicanos.

It’s “reasonable” that the 2017 budget reduction for Pemex, as the state-owned company is known, will be around the same amount as the 100 billion pesos ($5.4 billion) cut this year, Jose Antonio Meade, the country’s newly appointed Finance Minister, said in an interview with Radio Formula.

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