Energy & Oil

Energy & Oil
Friday, November 21st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Magallanes ten years of growth based on energy projects

In spite of the global recession and the international gloomy atmosphere, Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile has been forecasted ten years of 6.3% annual average growth speared by investments in energy related projects.

Wednesday, November 19th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

OPEC president says members have lost 700 billion USD

OPEC Pte. Chakib Khelil

With Deutsche Bank forecasting a barrel of oil at 40 USD in 2009, Opec president Chakib Khelil said members of the cartel have lost about 700 billion US dollars because of falling crude prices.

Sunday, November 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Iran pushing for oil cut of 1.5 million bpd in Cairo meeting

Iran's OPEC governor, Mohammad Ali Khatibi, is calling on the oil cartel to cut production by a further 1 to 1.5 million barrels per day when it meets in Cairo later this month.

Thursday, November 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Oil industry restates interest in Falklands' potential

Phyl Rendell, Falkland Islands Director of Minerals and Agriculture

Phyl Rendell, Falkland Islands Director of Minerals and Agriculture attended the International AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tuesday, November 11th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Oil below 60 US dollars; OPEC ponders further cuts

While the price of crude oil for future delivery declined below 60 US dollars a barrel, OPEC sources on Tuesday said that the cartel will again consider cutting production when it meets next month in Algiers.

Monday, November 10th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

South Chile reviews peat potential as alternative energy

Peat  field in Punta Arenas

Magallanes and Los Lagos regions in the extreme south of Chile are looking into the possibilities of developing vast resources of peat in the area. Magallanes has an estimated 2.2 million hectares of peat and peaty soil which is equivalent to 17% of that territory.

Monday, November 10th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

UK becomes world leader in offshore wind generation

Wind farms off the Skegness coast in east England have helped make the Unite Kingdom since November the leader in offshore wind generation. The Lynn and Inner Dowsing farms are located 5 kilometres east of Skegness and when fully commissioned will transfer 194 megawatts of power to the national grid.

Saturday, November 8th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Brazil admits pre-salt oil deposits could hold 80 billion barrels

Brazil's pre-salt oil reserves already under concession could reach as much as 80 billion barrels of oil equivalent, said the head of Brazil's National Petroleum Agency (ANP), Haroldo Lima, on Friday.

Sunday, November 2nd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

For delaying new oil contract, Repsol is ousted from Ecuador

Ecuador has told Spanish-Argentine oil company Repsol YPF to leave the country after having refused to accept a government demand to change the contract which enables it to extract 60.000 bpd.

Thursday, October 30th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Brazil' Petrobras agrees to explore for oil offshore Cuba

Brazil is scheduled to sign on Friday an agreement with Cuba for deep-water oil and gas exploration and production. The event is considered the highlight of the two day visit of President Lula da Silva to the island beginning late Thursday.


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