As Felipe Calderón, the Mexican president, prepares to leave power this weekend, he dropped off yet another house-warming gift to his successor, Enrique Peña Nieto.While Peña Nieto was packing his suitcase for a visit to Barack Obama in Washington, Calderón on Sunday announced a third major Mexican oil find in as many months, and the third of such importance in a decade, according to the view of many of those in the business.Since it peaked at 3.4m barrels a day in 2004, Mexican oil production – like the old Buddy Holly song – slipped and slid during a six-year stretch before reaching a much lower plateau of just over 2.5m barrels a day.

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