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Ed O'Brien

Latin America specialist
Petrobras's director of refining and natural gas, Anelise Lara, addressing an event

Petrobras may sell Bolivian assets to cut debt

The Brazilian state-controlled company is exploring ways to add to its divestment plan as it prioritises development of Brazil’s pre-salt oil and gas fields.

3 days ago Americas / Exploration & Production
Helicopter flying over Morales supporters outside a La Paz fuel plant

Bolivia unrest casts more doubt on Gasbol tender

The collapse of Evo Morales’ government is likely to further delay the auctioning of transport capacity on the Gasbol pipeline to Brazil.

21 November 2019 Americas / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez after incumbent Mauricio Macri conceded defeat

Activity sinks at Argentina’s Vaca Muerta

Argentina’s gas production growth will remain constrained unless the incoming administration can shore up foreign investor confidence.

7 November 2019 Americas / Policy & Regulation
LNG cargo from Sabine Pass arriving offshore Brazil

Golar steps up gas hub plans for northern Brazil

The company is betting on small-scale LNG distribution to complement the region’s gas-to-power demand.

31 October 2019 Americas / LNG
Bolivain presidential candidate Carlos Mesa

Bolivia counts cost of growing gas competition

The presidential candidates have offered few proposals as to how they might reverse falling domestic gas production or deal with Argentina and Brazil’s declining reliance on Bolivian exports.

24 October 2019 Americas / LNG
A gas-fired power barge in the Dominican Republic

New pipeline may boost LNG in Dominican Republic

The country's Eastern Gas Pipeline will allow power plants to switch from fuel oil to gas once it comes online, facilitating a sizeable boost in LNG imports.

17 October 2019 Americas / LNG
An LNG cargo arriving in Brazil

Brazil LNG demand boosts prospects of terminals

LNG’s growing market share is likely to support the development of the country’s regasification projects.

19 September 2019 Americas / LNG
Höegh Grace in Cartagena

Colombia’s second LNG terminal makes progress

A second LNG terminal in Colombia would boost security of supply, but concerns over financing remain one of several obstacles for the project.

5 September 2019 Americas / LNG
A Petrobras rig at sea.

Brazil’s pre-salt supplies hit capacity constraints

Brazil is reinjecting record amounts of gas, and additional infrastructure will be required in time for an expected surge in pre-salt gas production by 2025.

22 August 2019 Americas / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Gas plant in Bolivia.

YPFB barred from buying Petrobras Gasbol stake

The Bolivian company will not be allowed to make the acquisition, denting its strategy of 'internationalisation' and narrowing the list of potential buyers.

15 August 2019 Americas / Policy & Regulation
Argentina's Escobar LNG terminal

Infrastructure holds back Argentine LNG potential

Argentina is set to become a seasonal LNG exporter, but there will be no quick fix to the infrastructure bottlenecks stopping it from becoming a major supplier.

1 August 2019 Americas / LNG
Brazilian gas pipeline infrastructure

Petrobras to sell stake in Bolivia-Brazil pipeline

The Brazilian company is divesting its stake in the Gasbol pipeline, with Bolivia's YPFB reported to be interested in buying it.

18 July 2019 Americas / Pipelines, Storage & Power
A Colombian Ecopetrol facility

Colombia steps up shale gas preparations

The country’s shale plans are picking up steam but are unlikely to prevent a mid-term rise in LNG imports.

30 May 2019 Americas / Exploration & Production
A Brazilian offshore platform

Brazil overhauls gas market to boost competition

Brazil’s new gas plan could accelerate Petrobras’ divestment programme and lower gas prices, but it is likely to face a number of political and legal hurdles.

9 May 2019 Americas / Policy & Regulation

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