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A New York Times piece published on Thursday regarding the agreement between Argentine nationalized oil and gas company YPF with California based Chevron has triggered a strong controversy in Argentina because of an alleged secret clause in the commercial document.
Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd updated investors on its proposed merger with Desire Petroleum (DES) Wednesday lunchtime, signaling the combination should be finished by 19 December.
France's Total will lead a 1.2 billion dollars project to produce natural gas off the coast of Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south Argentina. In partnership with Wintershall AG and Pan American Energy LLC, they will drill as deep as 5.5 kilometers in the Vega Pleyade field, according to Javier Rielo who heads the project.
A former Ecuadorean judge who presided over a pollution case against Chevron Corp. (CVX) testified that he and a colleague who issued a 19 billion judgment against the company in the environmental lawsuit were bribed.
Petrobras has sufficient funds on hand to pay its share of a hefty Brazilian government fee for operations at the Libra offshore pre-salt oil field and won't need to request a fuel-price increase to meet the obligation, the company's president Graca Foster said on Wednesday.
Argentina's state-run energy firm YPF has picked BP to supply the bulk of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) needs in 2014 and 2015 following a major recent tender, according to media sources in Buenos Aires. Energy short Argentina last month launched its annual tender to secure approximately 5.57 million tons of LNG over the 2014-2015 period to help cover its energy needs.
Kenya will start pumping its first commercial oil next year and begin exporting in 2016, but this is just the opening salvo: new discoveries in recent months and fast-track new well development make Kenya the darling of East Africa from an investor’s perspective.
Brazil sold production rights to develop the giant offshore Libra oil area to a consortium led by Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA in an auction with a single bid on Monday. The auction in Rio do Janeiro took place amid strict security measures with hundreds of police forces clashing with protestors.
Uruguay is among the Latin-American and Caribbean countries with the highest power costs according to a paper from the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB, Bloomberg and New Energy Finance. This is extensive both for residential consumers and for manufacturing and large consumers.
Noble Energy the US oil company involved in hydrocarbons exploration in the Falkland Islands has already purchased a temporary dock facility, is looking for a rig to start exploratory drilling in early 2015 and next month begins additional 3D seismic surveying.