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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 LNG
The Euzebio Rocha thermoelectric power plant in Brazil

Brazil auctions offer opportunity for LNG-to-power

LNG-to-power projects have been successful in Brazil’s recent auctions, and this trend looks set to continue.

12 September 2019 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 LNG
Gas pipeline construction, Stittsville

Mexico avoids pipeline legal battle

An out-of-court settlement between Mexico and private pipeline developers permits the entry into operation of the 74 MMcm/d South Texas-Tuxpan pipeline within days.

5 September 2019 Supply & Demand
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 Pipelines, Storage & Power
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 LNG
A tanker in Alaskan waters

Chinese agreement expiration to put Alaska LNG on ice

Alaska LNG’s developer will allow an agreement with Chinese backers to expire – a sign that the massive project has lost momentum amid the escalating US-China trade war.

26 July 2019 LNG
The Freeport LNG plant

More US LNG projects hit commissioning stage

Three trains at three US LNG export projects have been commissioned in recent months, continuing the rise in the country's liquefaction capacity.

25 July 2019 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 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Shale gas production in Pennsylvania

Pipeline extensions boost gas-to-power demand in northeastern US

Pipeline projects in the northeastern US have increased the availability of gas in the region, lowering prices and seeing the fuel take market share from heating oil.

4 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Blackouts set to continue on Yucatan peninsula

Gas shortages are causing blackouts in the Yucatan, and delays to pipeline projects mean the issues are likely to persist.

27 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Mexican Energy Minister Rocio Nahle

Mexico’s new power plan to burden CFE with debt

The government’s proposed system for financing the expansion of generation infrastructure will not guarantee the most cost-efficient outcome.

20 June 2019 Policy & Regulation
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

State meddling threatens competition in Mexico

The head of Mexican regulator the CRE resigned earlier this month, increasing concern within the industry about regulatory insecurity.

13 June 2019 Policy & Regulation
Drilling in the Vaca Muerta

Chilean market may not satisfy Argentina for long

Argentina’s government is approving more gas exports to Chile, but volumes are relatively small and Chilean gas demand may not grow fast enough.

6 June 2019 Exploration & Production
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 Exploration & Production
Drilling in the Vaca Muerta shale play.

Argentina struggling with Vaca Muerta pipeline

Government money for the $1.5 billion connection will be fundamental if the much-needed project is to go forward.

16 May 2019 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 Policy & Regulation
Petrobras's Cacimbas-Catu gas pipeline in Brazil.

Brazil TAG sale bodes well but more is needed

Engie’s purchase of the pipeline network does not necessarily mean that it will be open to producers other than state-run Petrobras.

1 May 2019 Companies & Finance
Oil drilling in the Permian Basin.

NextDecade signs first US LNG contract linked to Brent

The company’s Brent-indexed supply deal with Shell underlines how project developers are adjusting to buyer demand for greater flexibility on terms such as pricing points.

2 April 2019 LNG
Offices of Ecopetrol in Colombia.

Colombia aims to revive upstream sector

The government has introduced changes to the conditions applied to offshore blocks in an attempt to encourage greater upstream activity.

28 March 2019 Exploration & Production

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