Families of 24 of the 33 Chilean trapped miners in the San José mine have filed a lawsuit against the state and the mining company, seeking compensation and justice.
Brazilian government managed energy giant Petrobras said Bolivian natural gas will remain important for energy-hungry Brazil, where demand for that fuel is expected to triple over the next four years, Bolivian daily La Razon reported.
Royal Dutch Shell which refines about 15% of Argentina’s fuel is waging a court battle against a government ban that prevents fuel producers from increasing prices. Shell’s federal court complaint was filed last week following a government order on August 18 mandating oil companies to lower fuel prices to a pre-August 1 level.
Phorusrhacids have been extinct for millions of years, yet the so-called terror birds just got a bit more frightening. The flightless birds stood up to three meters tall and had hook-beaked heads the size of horse heads. Now a new study has apparently deciphered how the birds used those fearsome skulls—employing a fighting style like that of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
After stating that its first well (Ernest) drilled in the southern part of the North Falkland Basin has been declared dry, Rockhopper Exploration (AIM: RKH) was sold down to 265p before rallying sharply to close Wednesday only 2.5p cheaper at 301.25p.
Brazil's government managed oil giant Petrobras CEO admitted Monday that minor conservation problems exist on some of the company's platforms in the Campos Basin, off the country's south-eastern coast.
Brazilian oil and gas company OGX said Monday that a new onshore field in the north-eastern state of Maranhao holds up to 15 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
Brazil's oil regulator said on Thursday it halted operations of state oil company Petrobras' (PETR4.SA: Quote) offshore P-33 platform, citing safety concerns. The announcement follows oil workers union claims that the rig was “dangerous”.
Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol S.A. and Canadian firm Talisman have reached an agreement to buy the Colombia operation of BP Plc for 1.75 billion US dollars.
Bolivia’s proven gas reserves stand at 19 trillion cubic feet, which means the country can address domestic and foreign demand comfortably during the next 20 years announced Friday by Energy and Hydrocarbons minister Fernando Vincenti.