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Montevideo, January 22nd 2019 - 02:16 UTC

Energy & Oil

  • Monday, June 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Repsol looking to divest 45% of Argentine unit YPF

    Spanish-Argentine oil company Repsol YPF SA admitted Monday that it's looking to divest a stake of around 45% of its Argentine unit YPF which it purchased in 1999 for the sum of 15 billion US dollars when Argentina was ruled by President Carlos Menem.

  • Saturday, June 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Antarctic Chill Kills 31 In Argentina

    Temperatures reach less 17C in some provincies

    The cold spell that gripped Argentina since early this week has left 31 dead, the Spanish news agency EFE reported.

  • Friday, June 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Energy for sustainable development, main issue in OAS summit

    The Thirty-Seventh Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) will open in Panama City, Panama, next Sunday, June 3, with a focus on “Energy for Sustainable Development,” in recognition of the fundamental importance of energy resources for the future of the nations of the region.

  • Friday, June 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile invites corporations to look for oil and gas in Magallanes

    Next week Chile will officially invite international corporations to participate in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the Magallanes Region. Chilean Minister of Mines Karen Pniachik will be in Punta Arenas for the opening ceremony.

  • Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Shipments to Chile resumed

    Argentina resumed shipments of crucial natural gas to Chile's populous central region yesterday, Chilean energy officials said, easing fears that an acute energy shortage could worsen.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Record demand collapses Bs As natural gas system

    Chaos in Argentina  following ban on gas provision

    Private car owners and taxi drivers waited patiently in long queues early Wednesday morning in Buenos Aires, hoping to load their fuel tanks although most compressed natural gas CNG stations remained closed or working with an only pump.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Uruguay will survey continental shelf for hydrocarbons

    M/V Bergen Surveryor

    Uruguay's government owned oil corporation Ancap signed this week a contract with Norway's Wavefield Inseis ASA for the seismic surveying of the country's continental shelf including deep and very deep waters.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's gas crisis intensifies

    Chile is looking to acquire Uruguay's unused natural gas permits with Argentina in order to secure a steady supply of gas for Santiago. This proposal comes on the heels of an intensifying energy crisis, with the country's capital city facing possible residential and commercial gas cuts.

  • Wednesday, May 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    US gasoline prices have not yet reached the 1980/1981 record

    The average price of regular gasoline has reached a new record in United States but adjusted to inflation and linked to the GDP, the bill is still lower than that of 1981, according to the US Energy Information agency, EIA.

  • Tuesday, May 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Energy topped Lula's controversial visit to Paraguay

    Bi-national Itaipu hydro plant

    Brazilian president Lula da Silva one day visit to Paraguay to sign several bilateral agreements and officially inaugurate the expanded capacity of the huge bi-national Itaipu dam along the Parana river was signaled by strong criticism from the local press.