Mexico to assign contracts to private energy companies in May-Sept next year

MEXICO CITY Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:47pm EDT

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MEXICO CITY Aug 13 (Reuters) - Mexico's energy sector regulator said on Wednesday it will assign contracts under a so-called 'Round One' allocation of fields that private companies can bid for following a major energy overhaul, between May and September of 2015.

The National Hydrocarbons Commission said it would prioritize areas which will boost energy output in the short-term, and leave deep water fields for later. (Reporting by David Alire Garcia, Tomas Sarmiento and Adriana Barrera)

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