Chile’s GNL Mejillones LNG terminal. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Chile’s northern LNG terminal looks set for busy 2018

Chile’s northern terminal is expecting 50% more cargoes in 2018. Matias Vidal, commercial manager of GNL Mejillones, explains why.

By Chris Noon 20 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Guatemala to rekindle offshore exploration

The frontrunner in Guatemala’s presidential elections in November is planning to invite investors back to the country to participate in a gas bidding round as early as next year, Interfax has learned.

26 September 2011
Exploration & Production

TNK-BP’s Brazil debut hangs in the balance

Russia’s TNK-BP is hoping to enter the Brazilian market. However, analysts have suggested that the company will be unhappy playing second fiddle to its prospective partner, HRT Participações.

23 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Venezuela and Exxon likely to strike out of court settlement

Despite Venezuela’s Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez’ denial that Caracas is negotiating a settlement with ExxonMobil, it seems likely that a deal will be reached soon.

22 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Shell and QGEP swap strategies in Brazilian market

QGEP Participacoes, an exploration subsidiary of Brazilian industrial group Queiroz Galvão, has finalised a deal with the local unit of Royal Dutch Shell to buy a 30% stake in an offshore exploration block in the Santos Basin.

21 September 2011
Exploration & Production

US and Mexico negotiate Gulf of Mexico agreement

The United States and Mexico are negotiating over an agreement for drilling practices in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico, which may delay bids for leases that come up for sale later this year, the US Interior Department said Tuesday.

21 September 2011
Supply & Demand

Argentina seeks bigger budget for LNG imports

Argentina's government is seeking an additional 10 billion Argentine pesos ($2.38 billion) in its 2012 budget to cover the costs of increased energy imports, including LNG, according to Bloomberg.

20 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Brazil to redraw tax laws to meet local content requirements

Brazil is set to redraw the rules governing oil and gas taxation to reduce the country’s reliance on imported machinery, and stimulate the local manufacturing industry.

19 September 2011
Companies & Finance

Vopak, Enagas close Altamira acquisition

Dutch gas storage developer Royal Vopak and Spain’s Enagas have closed a project finance debt-supported acquisition of the Altamira LNG regas terminal in Mexico.

16 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Statoil shuffles Americas portfolio

Norwegian state-controlled company Statoil has said it will farm out a portion of two offshore concessions in Brazil to Canadian company Gran Tierra Energy.

16 September 2011
Exploration & Production

First gas ‘pumped’ from Brazil’s pre-salt

The BNamericas news agency has reported that Brazil's state-controlled company Petrobras has started pumping gas from the Lula field, the pre-salt region of the Santos Basin that has yielded the largest oil and gas find of the past 30 years.

16 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Squabbles over Brazil’s pre-salt spoils may delay auctions

The fair partition of royalty revenue between states appears to be the hardest knot to unravel in the country’s new pre-salt legislation.

15 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Rockhopper’s $2 billion plan has no room for gas

UK-based Rockhopper Exploration, which is investing $2 billion in offshore oil production to the north of the Falkland Islands archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, has no current plans to drill for gas, Interfax has learned.

15 September 2011
Companies & Finance

Bossa nova: Challenges for Brazil’s new wave of producers

A group of privately owned Brazilian gas companies is emerging as competition for the state-owned Petrobras. However, their ambitions may be curbed by poor infrastructure availability.

14 September 2011
Exploration & Production

OGX picks up further Parnaíba Basin assets

Brazilian oil and gas company OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes, which is controlled by billionaire Eike Batista, said on Monday that the country's ANP hydrocarbons regulator had approved its acquisition of a 50% stake in a block situated in the northern Parnaíba Basin.

13 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Colombia no longer a security ‘special case’

Rising environmental awareness and localism, rather than poor security, are now the largest risks to oil and gas operations in Colombia.

12 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Uruguay hopes for second time lucky with offshore licensing round

Uruguay's President José Mujica has launched the country's second offshore oil and gas licensing round. A total of 15 previously unexplored blocks located on Uruguay's continental platform will be offered in a process called ‘Round Uruguay II’.

9 September 2011
LNG

Dominican Republic boosts LNG cargoes to fuel booming economy

The largest economy in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic, may receive up to 16 LNG cargoes next year to help fuel a growing industrial sector and public transport system.

9 September 2011
Companies & Finance

Deep ambition

Pemex’s doubling of its stake in Repsol YPF has aroused suspicion of a takeover and prompted the Spanish firm to refer the deal to regulators, but it’s more likely the move is about gaining access

9 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

A pinch of risk in Brazil’s pre-salt (Part 2)

Interfax wrote on Thursday that the real risk in Brazil’s hydrocarbon-rich ‘pre-salt’ blocks is operational, not political. In the second part of this two-part feature, Interfax examines the new

9 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

A pinch of risk in Brazil’s pre-salt (Part 1)

Foreign companies who win oil and gas blocks in future pre-salt auctions will feel the Brazilian state’s influence at every administrative level. In the first of this two-part series, Chris Noon examines the state's new arrangements for its deep-water reserves.

9 September 2011

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