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(Repeats Tuesday story with no changes to text)

By Marianna Parraga and Adriana Barrera

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To encourage oil service and mapping firms to work quickly and extensively, the government gave them licenses for up to 12 years to sell data they collect.

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The Mexican regulator, the National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH), opened all of Pemex data to seismic firms, licensing them to reprocess and sell it.

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Mexico faces stiff competition from other Latin American countries keen to attract investment from energy firms. Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay and Argentina are set to auction oil and gas blocks this year.

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