Energy & Oil

Energy & Oil
Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil's trade balance to benefit from oil price drop

Brazil's Central Bank President Alexandre Tombini sees the good part of oil price fall.

Central Bank President Alexandre Tombini sees the bright side of the international trend that is causing many others a headache, because the country is a net petroleum importer.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 18:12 UTC

Oil price tumbles after OPEC releases 2015 forecast

For 2014, the EIA expects demand will be about 960,000 barrels per day.

The demand for oil in 2015 will drop to its lowest level since 2002 because of an oversupply of crude and stagnant economies in China and Europe, according to OPEC's latest forecast. And that's just one of several sour estimates.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 12:59 UTC

Uruguay receives IDB credit to boost investment in renewable energies

A common sight in top hills of Uruguay, a display of wind turbines

As part of Uruguay long term plan to promote investment in infrastructure and finance investment in electric power plants using renewable energy resources, essentially wind and solar so as to diversify the country energy mix and cut CO2 emissions, the country will be receiving a 250 million dollar credit line from the Inter American Development Bank, IDB.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 07:27 UTC

YPF money helps Repsol by over Canadian Talisman

Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof negotiated the expropiation of YPF, which helped Repsol finance the takeover of Canada's Talisman.

The largest international deal by a Spanish company in the last five years, props up shares despite plummetting international oil prices.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 04:37 UTC

Brazil confident since pre-salt oil is profitable 'even at 60 dollars a barrel'

“I don't know of any pre-salt project that cannot resist the 70 dollar or even the 60 dollar mark” said Ms Chambriard

The head of Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, Magda Chambriard said that the country's oil production projects remain 'robust' even as international prices for crude continue to tumble. She underlined that the pre-salt projects of Brazil along ist coast resist prices as low as 60 dollars a barrel.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 21:49 UTC

Dutch oil platform leasing company cutting 11% of global workforce

“Although we regret losing some of our colleagues, we believe these steps are necessary to deliver value to our stakeholders”, CEO Bruno Chabas said

Dutch oil platform leasing company SBM Offshore is cutting 1,200 jobs, or slightly more than 11% of its global workforce, as part of a cost-saving program.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 06:16 UTC

Financial aid from Brazilian government for scandal-hit Petrobras

Petrobras plans to invest some 220 billion dollars over the next five years to develop offshore oil fields, but capital markets could be put off by the scandal

Brazil's government is wrapping up a financing plan for Petrobras aimed at ensuring the scandal-hit state-controlled oil giant can obtain the funding it needs for its massive investment program.

Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 12:46 UTC

Falling world oil prices shatter Argentine stocks for second day running

The Merval stock index in Buenos Aires shed more than 600 points to 8,279.04, after losing 7.22% Tuesday.

Argentine stocks closed down 6.85% Wednesday, weighted down by falling oil prices for a second day of heavy losses. As oil prices sank to new five-year lows, the Merval stock index in Buenos Aires shed more than 600 points to 8,279.04, after losing 7.22% Tuesday.

Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 12:04 UTC

Malaysia's Petronas and YPF sign 550 million deal to develop shale deposits in Patagonia

“In March 2015 the first of three annual phases for development of the La Amarga Chica bloc in Neuquen province will begin,” the statement said.

YPF SA and Petroliam Nasional Bhd, state-controlled companies from Argentina and Malaysia, signed a 550 million dollars deal to drill fields at the world’s fourth-largest shale oil deposit in Patagonia’s Vaca Muerta, south Argentina.

Tuesday, December 9th 2014 - 07:38 UTC

World's main oilfield services provider drastically reducing size of marine seismic fleet

Oil and gas producers, Schlumberger's customers, have scaled back spending plans due to a 40% fall in oil prices over the past six months.

Schlumberger Ltd, the world's No.1 oilfield services provider, said it was reducing the size of its marine seismic fleet to lower costs as it expects customers to cut exploration spending.

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