ENERGY BRIEFS

ENERGY BRIEFS

MEXICO'S OIL EXPORTS

FALL, BUT INCOME RISESMexico's crude oil sales averaged 1.28 million barrels a day during 1989, Petroleos Mexicanos said.

This was below the 1988 average of 1.31 million b/d, but Pemex's oil export income was 24.3 percent higher because of significantly higher prices.

Export income was $7.28 billion in 1989, up from $5.85 billion a year earlier, the company said.

Crude exports to the Americas, Europe and the Far East were divided as follows: An average 344,100 b/d was Isthmus light, 786,100 b/d was heavy Maya and 147,500 b/d was extra-light Olmeca.

Sales to the United States represented 56.8 percent of Mexican crude exports, up from 52.7 percent.

UK NORTH SEA OUTPUT

INCREASES IN MONTH

LONDON - British North Sea oil output in January rose to an average 2.0 million barrels a day, up 1.9 percent from December, the Royal Bank of Scotland said in its latest monthly oil market report.

The daily value of production rose 2.3 percent from December's level to 24.4 million ($41.9 million). Brent averaged $20.20 in January.

The biggest changes in field production were at Royal Dutch/ Shell Group's Brent complex, up 18,000 b/d in January; British Petroleum Co. PLC's Forties field, up 19,000 b/d; Chevron Corp.'s Ninian field, down 17,000 b/d, and Mobil Oil Corp.'s Beryl field, also down 17,000 b/d.