Chris Noon

A gas pipeline in Argentina

Argentina’s LNG plans require rapid pipeline build-out

Argentina has a healthy gas surplus in summer, but the country will need to build new infrastructure if it wants to export LNG.

13 September 2018

Argentina faces growing bill for gas and LNG imports

The price Argentina pays for Bolivian gas could converge with that of its LNG imports in the coming months.

10 September 2018
Argentinian pipeline infrastructure

Argentina’s gas exports will struggle to weather tax storm

Argentina’s emergency taxes on exports of primary products are likely to make the country’s proposed gas exports to Chile more expensive.

4 September 2018

Trinidad’s Venezuelan imports will bring modest relief

Initial volumes will be equivalent to just over 4% of Trinidad’s average daily gas production – and the LNG and petrochemicals sectors will compete for the supply.

3 September 2018
Shell's Hibiscus platform off Trinidad

Trinidad-Venezuela deal prompts questions on price

Trinidad and Tobago finally has an agreement to import gas from Venezuela, but it is keeping the terms confidential – and with good reason.

30 August 2018

Latin America’s total gas rig count holds steady in July

Gas-focused drilling in Latin America was flat in July compared with June

24 August 2018
An Ecuadorian oil production facility

Ecuador looks to Peru for gas imports

Ecuador plans to import gas from neighbouring Peru to bail itself out of a deficit. But Quito’s scheme is too little, too late.

23 August 2018
An Ecopetrol sign in Colombia.

Colombia switches attention to onshore gas potential

A recent gas discovery in the Andes mountains appears to be Colombia’s most realistic hope of staving off a looming gas deficit.

22 August 2018

Mexico settles into 20% share of US LNG exports

US LNG makes up just under 10% of Mexico’s gas imports, with US pipeline gas accounting for nearly all of the rest.

20 August 2018
Work on the GasAndes Pipeline in the Argentine Andes

Argentina’s first Chilean exports to give modest rewards

The generous production subsidies paid out by Buenos Aires may wipe out Argentina’s profits from its initial gas exports to Chile.

31 July 2018

Brazilian LNG demand continues to slide

Healthy hydroelectric production has reduced gas-to-power demand in Brazil.

30 July 2018

Drilling for gas increases in Latin America in June

Gas-focused drilling increased in Latin America last month from the record lows seen in May.

27 July 2018
The Dolphin platform

Trinidad-Venezuela Dragón deal snags on price – sources

Venezuelan demands on price are holding up an agreement on gas exports to Trinidad, two sources close to the deal say.

26 July 2018
The Panama Canal at night.

China’s Latin LNG strategy focuses on Panama, not Peru

China is seeking to include Latin America and the Caribbean in its ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, but it may focus on Panama as it seeks to improve access to Atlantic Basin LNG.

24 July 2018

Currency woes threaten Argentina’s Vaca Muerta

The devaluation of the Argentine peso is not all bad news for shale producers, but they may soon feel a knock-on effect from the crisis.

23 July 2018
Production in Brazil’s pre-salt Tupi field. (Petrobras)

Has Brazil missed its chance on shale?

The director general of Brazil’s hydrocarbon agency sees a double standard in the country’s approaches to its pre-salt and shale resources.

16 July 2018
A pipeline in Brazil

Petrobras faces legal wrangle to clear way for TAG sale

Petrobras will push for a full Supreme Court vote on a legal decision that has frozen the company’s divestment plan, experts say.

12 July 2018
Mexico’s president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Mexico could complete contract audit by H2 2019

Mexico’s president-elect has pledged a full audit of E&P contracts that could be overseen by members of congress or energy ministry officials, according to a prominent lawyer.

10 July 2018

Brazil’s pre-salt output expands but problems remain

The pre-salt sector has grown rapidly in the past two years. However, state-run Petrobras is still re-injecting huge volumes of the CO2-rich gas.

9 July 2018
President-elect Andrés Manual López Obrador in a meeting with current President Enrique Peña Nieto .

Mexican oil and gas contracts safe under new president

The threat to Mexico’s private sector from President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador could be overstated, a former senior official tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

4 July 2018

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