Peruvian natural gas was exported for the first time this week from the recently inaugurated Pampa Melchorita plant, to the south of Lima. The LNG was delivered by Spain’s Repsol onto the Barcelona Knutsen Tanker and dispatched to Mexico.
Brazil’s government controlled oil and gas corporation Petrobras said its seventh well in the offshore Tupi field confirmed the potential of light oil in pre- salt reserves. The 3-BRSA-821-RJS well, known as Tupi Alto, is about 275 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, Petrobras confirmed Thursday in a regulatory filing.
Brazil and Argentina made significant advances in outstanding bilateral trade issues following a joint meeting Thursday between top policy makers, Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega told reporters.
Brazil said on Thursday that the sovereign debt swap process led by the Argentine government and its economy administration was successful.
Chile has moved up two spots from its 2008 ranking, accounting for 3.7% of wine world production in 2009, according to a report released by the International Organization of Vin and Wine (OIV).
The United Nations Decolonisation Committee unanimously approved a resolution calling on Argentina and the United Kingdom to ensure the dialogue process and resume negotiations for a peaceful solution to the Falklands/Malvinas question.
“We would like nothing better than to have a peaceful coexistence with Argentina”, said Falkland Islands Member of the Legislative Assembly Gavin Short addressing the UN Decolonization Committee.
The people of the Falkland Islands do not want to become part of Argentina and by pursuing its sovereignty claim “Argentina is seeking to colonise the people of the Falkland Islands”, said Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly Member Emma Edwards before the UN Decolonization Committee.
The European Union (EU) has urged the G20 club of nations to agree when to scrap their economic support packages. The EU said a coordinated exit from stimulus measures would help restore confidence and reduce the risk that some countries would be disadvantaged.
Brazil’s incumbent candidate Dilma Rousseff took the lead in the country’s presidential race, according to a new poll. Rousseff, President Lula da Silva’s former cabinet chief, is supported by 40% of those surveyed, according to an Ibope poll for the National Industrial Confederation, or CNI, that was published Wednesday in Brasilia.