Stephen Luxton, director of mineral resources for the Falkland Islands. (Falkland Islands Government) Exploration & Production

A fresh chapter for the Falkland Islands?

Stephen Luxton, director of mineral resources for the Falkland Islands, talks about what warmer UK-Argentine relations mean for oil and gas.

The Golar Spirit vessel docked in Brazil. Kogas has leased it until 2018. (Golar LNG) LNG

Kogas may take bold bet on Brazilian LNG

Kogas has proposed building an LNG terminal in northeastern Brazil, but there are doubts about the venture’s profitability.

Exploration & Production

Gazprom to study three Bolivian blocks

Gazprom has signed an exclusive agreement to study three licensed blocks in Bolivia.

23 September 2016 14:37 GMT
Exploration & Production

Canacol doubles gas drilling activity in Colombia

Colombia’s Canacol Energy will accelerate its gas business in the country and plans to drill three new gas wells, the company said in its new capital plan.

22 September 2016 14:26 GMT
PAE wants its own portion of the Aguada Pichana block, which it currently shares with YPF and others. (YPF) Exploration & Production

Does BP want a driving seat in Argentine shale play?

BP’s Argentine business is unwilling to ride shotgun in the giant Vaca Muerta shale play, sources tell Wildcat.

21 September 2016 8:43 GMT
Exploration & Production

Bolivia’s Incahuasi field launches commercial production

Bolivia’s Incahuasi field has entered commercial production, according to Russia’s Gazprom, which is part of the consortium developing it.

19 September 2016 14:08 GMT
Supply & Demand

Latin America saving billions on gas imports

Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Chile spent around 43% less on gas imports in H1 2016 compared with H1 2015, according to customs data.

19 September 2016 9:09 GMT
Source: Baker Hughes Exploration & Production

Latin America’s gas-focused drilling stagnates

Gas-focused drilling in Latin America stagnated in August. There were 22 rigs drilling for gas in the region, according to Baker Hughes data, which was unchanged from July.

15 September 2016 10:04 GMT
Exploration & Production

Anadarko buys Gulf of Mexico assets for $2 bln

Anadarko Petroleum has bought deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas valued at $2 billion.

13 September 2016 13:00 GMT
A well in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale formation. Shell is hoping to increase its activities there. (YPF) Exploration & Production

Shell still enchanted by Argentina’s Vaca Muerta

Shell may seem to have cooled on Argentina, but the supermajor is fixing its sights on the pearl of Patagonia: the giant Vaca Muerta shale play.

13 September 2016 11:27 GMT
Exploration & Production

PetroAtlantic aiming to snap up Petrobras fields

PetroAtlantic is leading the race for three offshore fields that Petrobras has put up for sale.

12 September 2016 13:36 GMT
LNG

Kogas signs deal to build Brazilian LNG terminal

South Korea’s state gas company, Kogas, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Brazilian state of Ceará to build an onshore LNG terminal at Pecem

12 September 2016 13:33 GMT
Policy & Regulation

Macri’s half-measures on Argentine bills

Argentina has rejected its full course of shock therapy for household gas bills, but President Mauricio Macri has made some progress in raising prices.

12 September 2016 11:00 GMT
Gas exploration in the Parnaiba Basin. Brazil must develop better infrastructure to attract investment. (OGX) Exploration & Production

Brazilian shale in need of kick-start – experts

In the second of our two-part series, experts tell Interfax Natural Gas Daily that little is known about Brazilian shale beyond its abundance.

8 September 2016 11:30 GMT
Shale producers could look to emulate Parnaíba Gás Natural, which feeds a power plant from nearby blocks. (PGN) Exploration & Production

Brazilian shale: dead in the water?

In the first of a two-part series, Interfax Natural Gas Daily examines how environmental sensitivities may be deterring companies from Brazilian shale.

7 September 2016 9:30 GMT
LNG

Argentina over-estimates LNG demand

LNG cargoes are queuing up outside Argentina’s two regasification terminals as the country experiences tepid late-winter demand.

5 September 2016 10:34 GMT
A Golar LNG tanker. The company is looking to expand in Brazil. (Golar LNG) LNG

Golar takes on Goliath in Brazil

The Brazilian LNG market is a tough nut to crack, but UK-based Golar LNG is stepping up to the plate.

2 September 2016 12:26 GMT
Argentina’s energy minister, Juan Aranguren, is feeling the heat over gas prices. (Argentine energy ministry) Policy & Regulation

Juan’s Angels ride to the rescue in Argentina

Can a crack team of former policymakers bail out embattled Argentine Energy Minister Juan Aranguren? It may be worth a shot.

1 September 2016 11:19 GMT
Policy & Regulation

Argentina’s plan to go green

Argentina has ambitious renewable energy targets, but what will the long-term impact be on gas?

30 August 2016 11:21 GMT
LNG

LNG tanker rescues stricken sailors – ship’s cat safe

An LNG tanker has rescued two passengers of a small sailing boat that was floundering off the coast of French Guiana.

25 August 2016 14:04 GMT
Exploration & Production

Andes Energia drills four exploratory wells in Argentina

Andes Energia, an energy producer in Argentina and Colombia, has drilled four exploratory wells in the Chachahuen Block in the Argentina’s Mendoza province.

25 August 2016 13:57 GMT
Protests in Buenos Aires in April. Macri’s reforms are encountering resistance in the streets and the courts. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Argentina’s Macri trips up in price tango

Argentina’s president wants to end huge energy subsidies and dismantle the country’s hand-out culture. It is proving easier said than done.

25 August 2016 10:45 GMT

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