Energy & Oil

Energy & Oil
Monday, June 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay to make oil potencial presentation in Rome

Uruguay hopes to attract the interest of global oil corporations when it makes a first tentative presentation of recent seismic survey data from its continental shelf next Thursday at the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers meeting in Rome.

Sunday, June 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Oil crisis dominates Group of Eight meeting in Japan

The energy ministers of the world's leading industrialised nations are meeting in Japan amid fears soaring oil prices could damage the global economy.

Saturday, June 7th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Oil keeps breaking records: 16 dollars jump in two days

The oil price rebounded on Friday to gain over ten dollars a barrel to almost 139 while US stock prices plummeted following the report of a sharp rise in unemployment. Oil soared after Israel raised the specter of an Israeli military strike on Iran and reports that it could reach 150 US dollars a barrel by July.

Wednesday, June 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Lula defends biofuels and attacks “absurd protectionism”

Brazilian president Lula da Silva said that “over 800 million people every night go to sleep feeling hungry which is an insult to humanity” and blamed the “intolerable protectionism of wealthy countries” that insulate their farming sectors.

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.

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