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Mexican Petroleum

Filed: 6 Jul 20, 8:00pm

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DIRECCIÓN CORPORATIVA DE FINANZAS

SUBDIRECCIÓN DE TESORERÍA

GERENCIA DE FINANCIAMIENTOS E INVERSIONES

July 7, 2020

Securities and Exchange Commission

Division of Corporation Finance

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 Re:

Petróleos Mexicanos

  Registration Statement on Form F-4 (File No. 333-239722)

Ladies and Gentlemen:

On July 7, 2020, Petróleos Mexicanos (the “Issuer”) and Pemex Exploración y Producción, Pemex Transformación Industrial and Pemex Logística and their respective successors and assignees (the “Guarantors,” and together with Petróleos Mexicanos, “PEMEX”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) a Registration Statement on Form F-4 (the “Registration Statement”). The Registration Statement registers U.S. $2,360,430,000 in aggregate principal amount of 6.490% Notes due 2027 of the Issuer (the “2027 New Notes”) to be exchanged for the outstanding 6.490% Notes due 2027 of the Issuer, U.S. $4,420,831,000 in aggregate principal amount of 6.840% Notes due 2030 of the Issuer (the “2030 New Notes”) to be exchanged for the outstanding 6.840% Notes due 2030 of the Issuer, U.S. $3,800,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 5.950% Notes due 2031 of the Issuer (the “2031 New Notes”) to be exchanged for the outstanding 5.950% Notes due 2031 of the Issuer, U.S. $8,066,405,000 in aggregate principal amount of 7.690% Bonds due 2050 of the Issuer (the “2050 New Bonds”) to be exchanged for the outstanding 7.690% Bonds due 2050 of the Issuer and U.S. $3,800,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 6.950% Bonds due 2060 of the Issuer (the “2060 New Bonds”) to be exchanged for the outstanding 6.950% Bonds due 2060 of the Issuer (such offers to exchange, the “Exchange Offers,” and such outstanding 6.490% Notes due 2027, 6.840% Notes due 2030, 5.950% Notes due 2031, 7.690% Bonds due 2050 and 6.950% Bonds due 2060, collectively the “Old Securities”) based on the Exxon Capital Holdings Corporation, SEC No-Action Letter (available April 13, 1988) (the “Exxon Capital Letter”), Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, SEC No-Action Letter (available June 5, 1991) (the “Morgan Stanley Letter”) and Shearman & Sterling, SEC No-Action Letter (available July 2, 1993) (the “Shearman & Sterling Letter”). In connection with the filing of such Registration Statement and in anticipation of the acceleration of the effectiveness thereof, the Issuer hereby represents as follows on its behalf and on behalf of the Guarantors.


PEMEX has not entered into any arrangement or understanding with any person to distribute the 2027 New Notes, the 2030 New Notes, the 2031 New Notes, the 2050 New Bonds or the 2060 New Bonds (collectively, the “New Securities”) to be received in the Exchange Offers, and to the best of PEMEX’s information and belief, each person participating in the Exchange Offers is acquiring the New Securities in its ordinary course of business and has no arrangement or understanding with any person to participate in the distribution of the New Securities to be received in the Exchange Offers. In this regard, PEMEX will make each person participating in the Exchange Offers aware (through the Exchange Offers prospectus or otherwise) that if the Exchange Offers are being registered for the purpose of secondary resales, any securityholder using the Exchange Offers to participate in a distribution of the New Securities to be acquired in the registered Exchange Offers (1) cannot rely on the staff’s position in the Exxon Capital Letter, the Morgan Stanley Letter or similar letters and (2) must comply with registration and prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) in connection with a secondary resale transaction. PEMEX acknowledges that such a secondary resale transaction should be covered by an effective registration statement containing the selling securityholder information required by Item 507 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act.

To the best of PEMEX’s information and belief, no broker-dealer participating in the Exchange Offers with respect to Old Securities acquired for its own account as a result of market-making activities or other trading activities has entered into any arrangement or understanding with PEMEX or any affiliate of PEMEX to distribute the Old Securities. In addition, PEMEX (i) will make each person participating in the Exchange Offers aware (through the Exchange Offers prospectus or otherwise) that any broker-dealer who holds Old Securities acquired for its own account as a result of market-making activities or other trading activities, and who receives New Securities in exchange therefor pursuant to the Exchange Offers, may be a statutory underwriter and must deliver a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act in connection with any resale of such New Securities and (ii) will include in the Exchange Offers prospectus the additional deemed representation that if the exchange offeree is a broker-dealer holding Old Securities acquired for its own account as a result of market-making activities or other trading activities, an acknowledgment that it will deliver a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act in connection with any resale of New Securities received in respect of such Old Securities pursuant to the Exchange Offers.

[Signature page follows]


        Very truly yours,
        PETRÓLEOS MEXICANOS
By: 

/s/ Emmanuel Quevedo Hernández

Name: Emmanuel Quevedo Hernández
Title: Associate Managing Director of Finance

[Signature Page to the Exxon Letter]