Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' ratings on Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) reflect significant support from the United Mexican States (foreign currency BBB+/Stable/A-2; local currency A+/Stable/A-1), Mexico's large oil and gas reserve base, PEMEX's monopoly status in the large Mexican oil and gas market, and its central role in Mexico's energy sector. Nevertheless, the local currency rating on PEMEX is two notches below that on Mexico. This reflects PEMEX's highly leveraged financial profile, unfavorable reserve replacement rate compared with that of other investment-grade oil companies, and declining production volume. The company's after-tax financial measures are very weak for the rating category because of large unfunded pension obligations and a substantial share of revenues taken by the government. This has resulted in PEMEX...
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- Petroleos Mexicanos
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