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US senators push FERC to speed up LNG export approvals

FERC needs to speed up the permitting process for pending LNG export projects, eight Republican US senators have said.

22 August 2018 LNG

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 Policy & Regulation
The Altlantic LNG plant in Trinidad.

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 Policy & Regulation

LNG Canada at risk from potential Coastal GasLink delay

TransCanada’s proposed Coastal GasLink could be facing years of delays after a local environmentalist argued that Canada’s National Energy Board should have reviewed it

1 August 2018 Policy & Regulation
Work on the GasAndes Pipeline in the Argentine Andes

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

‘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

US DOE finalises rules to speed up approvals for small-scale gas exports

The US DOE has finalised new rules that will speed up approval of applications to export small volumes of gas.

26 July 2018 LNG

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 Exploration & Production

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 Policy & Regulation
Pipelines in North America

We’re no foe, US exporters tell Trump

US gas exporters enjoy a favourable regulatory environment – but a recent application with the DOE shows they are not taking it for granted.

19 July 2018 Supply & Demand

FERC denies delay in permit approvals

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied reports it issued letters to LNG project developers warning that permit approvals would be delayed

18 July 2018 Policy & Regulation
Mexico’s president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Mexico could complete contract audit by H2 2019

Mexico’s president-elect has pledged a full audit of E&P contracts that could be overseen by members of congress or energy ministry officials, according to a prominent lawyer.

10 July 2018 Policy & Regulation

New Mexican government will honour past oil and gas contracts

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will honour oil and gas contracts awarded via the country’s bid rounds in recent years provided no wrongdoing is uncovered during an audit

9 July 2018 Exploration & Production
Javier Iguacel (right), Argentina’s new energy minister

Argentina’s new energy minister will be hands off

Argentina’s new energy minister has reaffirmed the country’s commitment to the ‘free market’, but several structural challenges remain.

5 July 2018 Policy & Regulation
President-elect Andrés Manual López Obrador in a meeting with current President Enrique Peña Nieto .

Mexican oil and gas contracts safe under new president

The threat to Mexico’s private sector from President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador could be overstated, a former senior official tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

4 July 2018 Exploration & Production

Argentine energy minister pledges ‘free market’ for fuel prices

Argentina’s new energy minister, Javier Iguacel, has pledged to halt government meddling in the country’s fuel prices and let market forces take effect.

3 July 2018 Policy & Regulation
Abengoa employees doing construction work on a transmission tower in Chile.

Renewables going from strength to strength in Chile

Chile’s improving electricity distribution infrastructure and the government’s emphasis on clean power will boost the country’s development of renewables and CCS.

3 July 2018 Supply & Demand

Argentina may create auction for wholesale gas supplies

Argentina’s Energy Ministry will create an auction process for wholesale customers to bid for gas supplies during the country’s summer months

2 July 2018 Policy & Regulation

New Mexican president renews pledge to root out corruption

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has won Mexico’s presidential election on Sunday, has again pledged to review oil and gas contracts for signs of corruption.

2 July 2018 Policy & Regulation
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the frontrunner in Mexico’s general election

Industry holds its breath in Mexico

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has taken aim at the private sector, is almost certain to win Mexico’s election on Sunday. What’s in store for the industry?

29 June 2018 Policy & Regulation

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