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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, front runner in Mexico’s preidential election Policy & Regulation

Election jitters in Latin America

The left is on the march again in Latin America, sending jitters through the oil and gas industry.

7 June 2018
Companies & Finance

Appeals court suspends sale of Petrobras’s TAG pipeline network

Petrobras has said that an appeals court has suspended the sale of gas pipeline company TAG.

6 June 2018
Exploration & Production

Mexican oil output could hit 2 MMb/d if policies continue

Mexican oil output could return to 2 MMb/d by around 2022 if reforms continue.

6 June 2018
A rig in the Carina field Exploration & Production

Argentina seeks to woo companies for offshore riches

Buenos Aires is using Argentina’s first-ever offshore bid round to market the country as investor-friendly territory, according to a senior lawyer.

5 June 2018
Exploration & Production

Qatar Petroleum acquires stakes in Exxon Argentina affiliates

Qatar Petroleum has agreed to acquire a 30% stake in two ExxonMobil affiliates in Argentina that hold acreage in the Vaca Muerta shale play

4 June 2018
LNG

Peru counts cost of downtime in H1

Peru’s production and exports of gas have slumped in 2018. It has also pivoted from Spain to Asia as a destination for its LNG.

4 June 2018
Policy & Regulation

Argentine Senate waters down tariff increase

Argentina’s Senate voted to weaken the government’s proposed increases in gas tariffs on Thursday

1 June 2018
A tanker at the Peru LNG plant. LNG

Bad weather compounds Peru’s production problems

Poor weather conditions reduced the Pampa Melchorita LNG plant’s gas demand in May in the latest setback for Peru, which has seen its gas output slump this year.

1 June 2018
Exploration & Production

Tecpetrol inaugurates pipeline from Vaca Muerta block

Argentine independent Tecpetrol has inaugurated a pipeline to transport gas from the Fortín de Piedra block in the Vaca Muerta formation,

31 May 2018
Exploration & Production

Mexican protesters demonstrate against fracking in Nuevo León

Residents of the northern state of Nuevo León in Mexico have protested against fracking for shale gas

30 May 2018
Supply & Demand

Mexican LNG and pipeline gas imports up 10.2% in March

Mexico’s gas imports increased by 10.2% year on year in March, according to official figures

30 May 2018
LNG

Chief executive of Trinidad’s Atlantic LNG steps down

Nigel Darlow, chief executive of Trinidad and Tobago’s Atlantic LNG plant, is stepping down from his position.

30 May 2018
Pipelines in North America Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mexico homes in on four storage sites

Mexico plans to store up to five days of gas in case of a supply crisis, with four abandoned fields earmarked for the purpose.

30 May 2018
Companies & Finance

Gas Natural Fedosa sells its stake in Gas Natural SA ESP

Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa is leaving Colombia after accepting an offer from Canadian group Brookfield Asset Management for its 41.9% stake in gas distributor Gas Natural SA ESP.

29 May 2018
LNG

Bermuda considering LNG

The British Overseas Territory of Bermuda is looking at using LNG to generate power and would receive deliveries on small-scale ships

25 May 2018
Exploration & Production

Latin drilling slips as Starfish produces first gas

The number of gas-focused rigs in operation in Latin America fell to 17 in April.

25 May 2018
Exploration & Production

Peru cancels award of offshore blocks to Tullow

Peru’s government has cancelled the decision made by former President Pedro Kuczynski to award five offshore blocks to UK-based Tullow Oil

24 May 2018
Exploration & Production

Petrobras starts to farm out stakes in Sergipe-Alagoas Basin

Brazil’s state-run Petrobras has started a farm-out process in the country’s offshore Sergipe-Alagoas Basin

24 May 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mexico to hold gas storage tender in September

Mexico will hold a tender for gas storage at depleted oil and gas reservoirs in September 2018, according to local press.

24 May 2018
A worker on a Brazilian gas pipeline. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Beware the great Brazilian pipeline sell-off

A large majority of Brazil’s gas transport capacity will soon be controlled by private companies, but foreign investors remain cautious.

24 May 2018

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