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Elena Mataro

Latin America correspondent
The Golar Spirit FSRU

Brazil bets on FSRUs to supply power plants

The country is developing two new FSRU projects and could launch more in the medium term to supply fuel to gas-fired power plants.

8 March 2019 Americas / LNG
Argentine pipeline infrastructure

Bolivia and Argentina adjust gas price and volumes

Bolivia has renegotiated higher prices for the gas it exports to Argentina, but at the cost of potentially lower export volumes.

4 March 2019 Americas / Supply & Demand
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador giving a speech in January.

Mexico’s energy policies face a reality check

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has backtracked in his dispute with private pipeline developers, saying their contracts will be respected.

22 February 2019 Americas / Companies & Finance
A rig in Vaca Muerta

Argentina keeps bulk of subsidies for unconventional gas

Companies have warned the Argentine government that planned revisions to subsidies will lead to losses.

8 February 2019 Americas / Policy & Regulation
Evo Morales, Bolivia's president

Bolivia set to lose ground in Brazilian gas market

Bolivia's gas supply contract with Brazil is up for renewal, but the renegotiations could prove difficult.

31 January 2019 Americas / Policy & Regulation
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives a press conference in Mexico City.

Pemex targets shallow water to boost production

Mexico's aim to increase its shallow water oil and gas production marks a major change in strategy.

10 January 2019 Americas / Exploration & Production
Andrés Manuel López Obrador gives a speech

Mexico’s new president goes quiet on gas

While Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said his administration will target energy sector development, there has been little progress made on gas.

11 December 2018 Americas / Exploration & Production
Caribbean FLNG will be renamed Tango FLNG.

Argentina takes first step towards LNG exports

Argentina is set to start exporting its gas via an FLNG unit, but a larger liquefaction project will be needed to absorb its rising output.

23 November 2018 Americas / Exploration & Production
Argentina's Bahia Blanca FSRU.

Argentina may rue absence of contingency FSRU

The Exemplar was underutilised, but its departure significantly reduces the flexibility of Argentina’s gas supply network.

12 November 2018 Americas / LNG
Jair Bolsonaro.

Instinct vs investment: which way will Brazil go?

Jair Bolsonaro looks set to win Brazil’s presidential election, but while he is likely to favour a liberal approach to the energy sector, his populist instincts remain a risk.

23 October 2018 Americas / Policy & Regulation

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