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Obrador will make ‘modest changes’ to Mexican energy sector – Stratfor

Mexico’s president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is likely to make “modest changes” to the country’s energy sector, according to international affairs advisers Stratfor.

17 August 2018
Exploration & Production

Ecopetrol’s recent discovery well-served by pipelines – exec

The recent gas-rich onshore discovery in Colombia's central department of Cundinamarca is well-served by pipelines, according to Ecopetrol’s acting vice president of exploration.

16 August 2018
Global Markets

Brazilian distributors launch joint gas tender

Gas distributors in Brazil’s northeastern regions have launched a joint tender offer to purchase gas.

16 August 2018
Global Markets

Ecuador facing gas deficit – Petroamazonas

Ecuadorian state-run Petroamazonas has warned that Ecuador is facing a gas deficit.

16 August 2018
Global Markets

Alvopetro Energy signs gas sales agreement with Bahiagás

Alvopetro Energy has announced that it signed a gas sales agreement with Brazil’s Bahiagás in May.

16 August 2018
The Altlantic LNG plant in Trinidad. Policy & Regulation

US Jones Act serves Trinidadian interests

US producers cannot meet the country’s own demand for LNG because of a First World War-era protectionist law. It is good news for nearby Trinidad and Tobago.

15 August 2018
Supply & Demand

Mexican gas imports hit 146 MMcm/d in May

Mexico imported an average of 146 MMcm/d of gas in May

14 August 2018
Work on the GasAndes Pipeline in the Argentine Andes Exploration & Production

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
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (right) and Enrique Peña Nieto Exploration & Production

‘AMLO’ keeps industry on tenterhooks

There is palpable anxiety in the oil and gas industry over the intentions of Mexico’s president-elect.

27 July 2018
Exploration & Production

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 Exploration & Production

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. LNG

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
Exploration & Production

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
Global Markets

Argentine power auctions to begin in August

Argentina’s power generators will be able to start bidding for their gas supply from August.

20 July 2018
Policy & Regulation

Incoming Colombian president names energy minister

Maria Fernanda Suarez will be appointed as Colombia's energy minster when Ivan Duque takes office.

19 July 2018
Exploration & Production

BHP makes find offshore Trinidad

The company has made a gas discovery at the Victoria 1 well, the first in a drilling campaign.

19 July 2018
Exploration & Production

Mexican oil and gas auctions delayed until new president takes office

Auctions for the 45 areas will be postponed until after Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office.

19 July 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Topolobampo pipeline starts up

Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada has started operating its $1.2 billion Topolobampo gas pipeline in northern Mexico

18 July 2018
Exploration & Production

Argentine currency crash will slow down Vaca Muerta development

The crash in the value of the Argentine peso is likely to slow the development of the Vaca Muerta shale formation, an expert has said

17 July 2018

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