Mexico: State firm gets 83 percent of oil reserves

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s state-owned oil company will retain rights to exploit 83 percent of the country’s proven and probable reserves under the newly enacted opening of the energy business, although the company will form alliances with private firms in some of those fields, the government announced Wednesday.

The allocation given to Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, will equal about 2.5 million barrels of oil a day for 20.5 years.