Petroleum Adviser Jan Mangal (centre), with Guyana’s minister of state and minister of natural resources. (MOTP) Exploration & Production

Guyana mulls gas-to-power options

Guyana’s government is hatching a plan to feed associated gas from its massive offshore finds to a new power plant. The facility could power the entire country.

By Chris Noon 27 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Brazil to announce areas for third pre-salt round soon – Oddone

Brazilian authorities will announce a list of areas to be offered in the country’s third pre-salt round in the coming weeks.

8 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Total set to increase activity in Vaca Muerta – Hourcard

Total is set to announce that it is boosting its activity in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale play, a company executive has said.

8 March 2017
A Pemex rig. Mexico is seeking to open up its midstream and upstream sectors. (Pemex) Policy & Regulation

Mexico is open for business – Pemex CEO

Pemex executives stole the show at the CERAWeek conference in Houston on Tuesday, but there was also plenty of optimism from supermajors for Latin America’s upstream sector.

8 March 2017
Companies & Finance

China’s Latin love affair continues

Brazil was the focus of Chinese lending in 2016 as Beijing eyes the Latin American country’s future oil production.

27 February 2017
Havana, Cuba. Thawing relations between Cuba and the United States has let in Netflix and AirBnB. (AirBnB) Supply & Demand

Could US gas play a role in Cuban Thaw?

Energy-hungry Cuba is at a crossroads. But cheap US gas could be a valuable weapon in pulling the Caribbean island out of Venezuela’s political orbit.

23 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Cenagas awards pipeline capacity contracts to three companies

Mexico’s state-run gas pipeline network operator Cenagas has awarded four contracts for capacity to three companies in the country’s inaugural open season auction.

21 February 2017
Manzanillo LNG terminal, Mexico. The Panama Canal allows large vessels to reach it from the US. (Samsung C&T) Supply & Demand

Uncle Sam wins in Mexico’s standoff with Peru

There is nothing like a supply risk to find out who your friends are, as Mexico has learned in recent months.

21 February 2017
Exploration & Production

CNPC produces first gas from Peru’s Block 58

China National Petroleum Corp. has produced its first gas from Peru’s giant Block 58, state-run hydrocarbon agency Perupetro announced on Friday.

20 February 2017
Supply & Demand

Chilly Argentina hopes for Chilean gas supplies

Argentina is again seeking to import gas and power from its neighbour Chile during the southern hemisphere winter.

20 February 2017
LNG

Mexico swaps Peruvian LNG for US cargoes

Brazilian and Argentine demand for United States-produced LNG has vanished. However, Mexico is turning into Uncle Sam’s best customer.

20 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Brazil’s Solimões project could become new Rosneft hub

Rosneft’s Solimões project in Brazil could become a new hub for the company’s international activity if exploration is successful.

17 February 2017
Drilling in the Vaca Muerta shale play. Shell believes Argentina should change its tax regime. (YPF) Exploration & Production

Shell finds support for tough talk on Argentine tax

Shell thinks Vaca Muerta could be the next Permian Basin, but Argentina’s tax code is a bugbear for the Anglo-Dutch giant.

16 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Peru to open bids for 54 blocks in H2 2017

Peru plans to start holding bid rounds for 54 blocks in H2 2017, Platts reported on Tuesday.

15 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

Brazil moves forward with ‘Gas to Grow’ programme

Brazilian authorities are moving ahead with the Gás para Crescer (‘Gas to Grow’) programme, which was launched last year to reorganise the country’s gas industry.

15 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Enarsa launches tender for GNEA gas pipeline

Argentine state-owned energy company Enarsa has launched a tender for the operation and maintenance of several sections of the proposed Gasoducto del NEA gas pipeline.

14 February 2017
Supply & Demand

Argentina produces 45 MMcm/d of gas in 2016

Argentina’s gas production averaged 44.99 million cubic metres per day in 2016, a 4.7% increase year on year.

14 February 2017
Companies & Finance

Brazilian court stops Petrobras NTS sale

A court in the Brazilian state of Sergipe has halted Petrobras’s sale of a 90% controlling stake in gas distribution unit Nova Transportadora do Sudeste.

13 February 2017
LNG

Argentina’s Enarsa launches tender for nine LNG cargoes

Argentina’s state-run Enarsa has launched a tender for nine LNG cargoes to be delivered in April and May.

13 February 2017
LNG

Peru pivots from Mexico to Europe

Average royalties for Peru’s LNG exports have shrunk by more than 80% over the past three years.

13 February 2017
An FPSO in Brazil’s pre-salt basin. Volumes of gas produced are increasing, but CO2 is a problem. (Petrobras) Exploration & Production

Brazil’s pre-salt gas blighted by high CO2 content

Brazil is pumping huge volumes of pre-salt gas, but it contains too much carbon dioxide. Julio Meneghini is working to solve the problem.

10 February 2017

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