Energy & Oil

Energy & Oil
Wednesday, June 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Nigeria to name new operator for Shell wells in Ogoniland

Oil fields abandoned by Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria's Ogoniland in the Niger Delta 15 years ago will be given to another oil company this year, President Umaru Yar'Adua said on Wednesday during a visit to South Africa, according to press reports.

Wednesday, June 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Bolivia says gas supply to neighbors is “guaranteed”

Bolivia said Wednesday that natural gas provision to Brazil and Argentina are guaranteed following this week's nationalization of the Transredes pipeline system which was partly owned by UK's Ashmore and Shell.

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Shell CEO says there's no physical shortage of oil in the world

Oil giant Shell corporation Chief Executive Jeroen van der Veer said on Monday he did not see any shortage of physical oil supplies, echoing the view of many OPEC ministers who say the world market is well-supplied.

Sunday, June 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil offers Central America Mercosur and ethanol

Brazilian president Lula da Silva during his official visit to El Salvador invited Central American nations which are grouped in the integration system, SICA, to join Mercosur and strongly promoted the use of ethanol.

Thursday, May 29th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine industry faces blackouts and more to come

Argentina again faces a winter shortage of energy and has been forced to cut the provision of natural gas to 300 manufacturing establishments given the rise in domestic consumption of fuel for home heating.

Wednesday, May 28th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina cuts gas supply to Chile for “several days”

Chile's Minister of Energy Marcelo Tokman announced Wednesday that because of “low production problems” Argentina will not be pumping natural gas “for several days”, although he said that home and commercial provision was guaranteed.

Wednesday, May 28th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Saudi Arabia pumping more crude but oil futures rules

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has boosted crude supply to help meet the world's need for fuel and may further increase output later if needed, a senior Gulf OPEC source said on Wednesday quoted by Reuters.

Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Germany forecasts “explosive” growth for wind energy

Global annual wind energy production is expected to grow “explosively” in the next 10 years to reach 107,000 megawatt (MW) by the year 2017, (from the current 20.000 MW) according to a study from the German wind energy institute, DEWI, which is organizing the Husum Wind Energy trade fair next September.

Thursday, May 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Commodities hedging and weak dollar spur record oil prices

Oil break an another record price

Oil prices jumped on Wednesday to a new record high, 134 US dollars a barrel, on concerns about low US crude stockpiles, the weak dollar, supply constraints and increasing demand.

Thursday, May 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Petrobras announces new oil discovery in ultra deep waters

Brazil's government managed oil and gas corporation Petrobras announced this week the presence of oil traces in pre-salt reservoirs, in ultra deep waters off shore Sao Paulo in the Santos Basin.

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