MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican state-run oil company Petroleos Mexicanos says it has obtained lines of credit allowing it to pay 85 percent of its vendors, more than 1,300 businesses.
Pemex said in a statement Tuesday that at the close of 2015 it had debt of $8.4 billion of which it has paid about $1.1 billion.
Company director Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya met with the heads of business organizations Monday, explaining that Pemex was experiencing a liquidity problem but was solvent.
In February, Pemex announced it would slash spending 22 percent and cut unprofitable production 100,000 barrels per day. It will cut $5.5 billion from its 2016 budget because of low world oil prices.
Mexico had estimated that the price of oil in 2016 would be $50, but it is now forecast at $25.
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